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Spots seem to be burning pitchers

by FlyTrap Hunter » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:40 pm

Is this a fungus or disease? It starts as spots but soon burns a hole in the leaf
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Re: Spots seem to be burning pitchers

by Fieldofscreams » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:08 pm

I had the EXACT same problem last year.

I have no idea what it is.

I googled it and found a thread on cpuk or maybe it was terraforums that maybe talked about it but I couldn't tell for sure because the pics were all gone. So I don't know if they were talking about the same thing we have.
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Re: Spots seem to be burning pitchers

by FlyTrap Hunter » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:09 am

Fieldofscreams wrote:I had the EXACT same problem last year.

I have no idea what it is.

I googled it and found a thread on cpuk or maybe it was terraforums that maybe talked about it but I couldn't tell for sure because the pics were all gone. So I don't know if they were talking about the same thing we have.

I need to find out what it is because it seems to be killing some leaves, maybe plants.
It's seems to be on a bush close by.
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Re: Spots seem to be burning pitchers

by Fieldofscreams » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:57 am

Mine became pretty severe but it never ended up killing them.

So far this year it hasn't come back.

Interestingly it doesn't have any affect on flytraps.
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Re: Spots seem to be burning pitchers

by Cross » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:33 am

Fieldofscreams wrote:Mine became pretty severe but it never ended up killing them.

So far this year it hasn't come back.

Interestingly it doesn't have any affect on flytraps.
Are you sure it's not some sort of insect poop? Not to be weird. It happens to some of the plants up here. They get spots and deteriorate in that area.

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Re: Spots seem to be burning pitchers

by Fieldofscreams » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:49 am

I have no idea, could be from anything.

Looks terrible, especially when the plants end up completely covered with the spots.

The plus side is flytraps seem to be immune to it, the pitchers don't die off from it and the plant just chugs along like nothing is wrong it. Just looks hideous.
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Re: Spots seem to be burning pitchers

by omnipercp15 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:48 pm

when did you put out those pitcher plants?

at first, it looks like possible sun burn if you didn't acclimate the plant to the outside.

the red spots on the photinia can be handled, and it might very well have been the cause for the pitcher plants also, if it's not sun-related.

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Re: Spots seem to be burning pitchers

by Fieldofscreams » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:45 pm

Definitely not sun related.

It's a disease, fungus or pest for sure
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Re: Spots seem to be burning pitchers

by FlyTrap Hunter » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:54 pm

Fieldofscreams wrote:Definitely not sun related.

It's a disease, fungus or pest for sure

The spots seemed to get better because I got rid of some of the water in the pots and got them in just a little more sunlight.(I was thinking originally the spots were coming from too much water.
I put them in stronger afternoon light and it's rained a few days and the spots are back. If they were not on the youngest plants, I wouldn't care. Some seem to be killing the Sarracenia seedlings.
But before I buy something I am going to keep trying to remove the cause. I need to keep them dryer. What a balancing act

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Re: Spots seem to be burning pitchers

by FlyTrap Hunter » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:15 am

Except for a few plants, the spots are localized to one area. Could be a bug that goes crazy when it's too wet... Could be a fungus that acts up when it's too wet...
And actually a dog could have peed on it.
Something is killing some seedlings.

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Re: Spots seem to be burning pitchers

by Fieldofscreams » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:33 pm

I wouldn't think it's water related. I keep my Sarr's just as dry as my VFTS and if you know me that's pretty dry compared to most growers.
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Re: Spots seem to be burning pitchers

by FlyTrap Hunter » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:17 am

omnipercp15 wrote:when did you put out those pitcher plants?

at first, it looks like possible sun burn if you didn't acclimate the plant to the outside.

the red spots on the photinia can be handled, and it might very well have been the cause for the pitcher plants also, if it's not sun-related.

The Red spots came in the spring after that big bush flowered and dropped huge amounts of pollen gack all over them. And after I reduced the amount of light they get because I couldn't keep them watered in a drought.
It seems it is a fungus or possibly sun burn. But if it is sun burn, it's more related to some funky water I tossed in when I was desperate for some water. It could be the water messed them up because the spots are isolated and the ones that have died are isolated.
But aside from my error with the water, I still think there is a fungal issue. I have read that the spots are a common fungal problem and to not stress about it. It's not supposed to kill them.


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