Utricularia problem. Please help.

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Utricularia problem. Please help.

by Hungry Plants » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:13 pm

Hey everyone. I'm not sure what happened but these two pots were full about a week or so ago. They just crashed on me. I've never had a problem with Utrics ever. Even my Sandersonii is looking a bit shotty. Does anyone have a clue or even a good guess as to why?

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by tommyr » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:39 pm

What's the temperature where they are growing?

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by Hungry Plants » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:50 pm

tommyr wrote:What's the temperature where they are growing?


The Mid 60s- lowe 70s. I didn't have this problem last year.

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by tommyr » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:28 pm

Hmmmm, not sure what's wrong. Too wet maybe?

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by Hungry Plants » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:04 pm

From what I understand there is no such thing as too wet for Utrics.

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by Huntsmanshorn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:30 pm

Whats your humidity like, and other than the sandersonii, what are you killing, a calycifida?

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by Hungry Plants » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:18 pm

Humidity in the house is anywhere from 40-55 %. They are Nephorphyla and Calycifida. My Fulva, Livida, and Longifolia seem to be doing fine.

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by Huntsmanshorn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:43 pm

Hungry Plants wrote: They are Nephorphyla and Calycifida. My Fulva, Livida, and Longifolia seem to be doing fine.


Um yes, I see that now. Hmmm, right there on the tags, imagine that. Perhaps it is time to get those new glasses after all...

Hungry Plants wrote:Humidity in the house is anywhere from 40-55 %.


I don't grow nephrophylla so I won't comment on that one but my calycifida likes things relatively dim and quite humid. I would raise the humidity as much as possible, and if you recently moved it more directly under the light, I would put it in a less intense spot. For the sandersonii it may just be time for a repot. Sniff the soil and if it smells like sulfur then I would suggest a repot in fresh media.

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by Hungry Plants » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:05 am

Huntsmanshorn wrote:
Hungry Plants wrote: They are Nephorphyla and Calycifida. My Fulva, Livida, and Longifolia seem to be doing fine.


Um yes, I see that now. Hmmm, right there on the tags, imagine that. Perhaps it is time to get those new glasses after all...

Hungry Plants wrote:Humidity in the house is anywhere from 40-55 %.


I don't grow nephrophylla so I won't comment on that one but my calycifida likes things relatively dim and quite humid. I would raise the humidity as much as possible, and if you recently moved it more directly under the light, I would put it in a less intense spot. For the sandersonii, it may just be time for a repot. Sniff the soil and if it smells like sulfur then I would suggest a repot in fresh media.


I'll give it a shot. It's not a very strong light. Its a twin bulb led shop light. All my Utrics seem to like it. It's about 12"-14" away so I don't think its too strong.

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Re: Utricularia problem. Please help.

by 1cashew » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:01 pm

I unfortunately know nothing about Utriculara but if something like that happened to me I would suspect a soil fungal infection and apply Scott's Disease EX at the suggested manufactures rate (1/4 teaspoon mostly dissolved in water to 49 square inches of pot surface area). I know this product is safe for VFTs as I have used it but....

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