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By RickBazzano
#342756
Hello everybody. This is my first time posting a queation here. So my pitcher plant was exposed to tap water and over a 2 month period all the pitchers died but the root still seem "sturdy". Is there any chance the roots will recover from this and produce new pitchers. I have been flushing roots with distilled water for a few days now. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you,

Rick Bazzano
By Huntsmanshorn
#342760
Was this plant new to you when you started watering it with tap water? If so, the traps well may have died no mater what water you used tap, distilled, or other.
By RickBazzano
#342790
The plant was placed by a small waterfall and got was splashed with tapwater throughout the day. The most of the pitchers died within a few day but the last two lasted about two months.
By RickBazzano
#342791
Fieldofscreams wrote:What do you mean by exposed?
I understand mistakes were made, thats why im asking the question.
By RickBazzano
#342792
Huntsmanshorn wrote:Was this plant new to you when you started watering it with tap water? If so, the traps well may have died no mater what water you used tap, distilled, or other.
Yes plant was new but i didnt water with tap water on purposed. I had a small waterfall near the plant which was splashing the plant and thats how it was exposed to tap water.
By xanthoparmelia
#342793
Was it prolonged exposure, such that it saturated the substrate? Or was a it just a few spatters here and there? A little bit of tap water generally won't kill the plant. Did you water it otherwise?

Can you describe your setup and other growing conditions?
By Huntsmanshorn
#342816
RickBazzano wrote:Yes plant was new but i didnt water with tap water on purposed. I had a small waterfall near the plant which was splashing the plant and thats how it was exposed to tap water.
Since the plant was new when exposed to the tap water, it is fairly likely that the change of conditions from where is was growing before to its new growing conditions was enough to cause the pitcher die off, as long as the plant is otherwise healthy, I doubt you have anything to worry about with regards to hard water poisoning.

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