- Thu May 21, 2020 12:55 am
This looks indicative of a problem. However, it is very easy to jump for conclusions. Here's some questions you could ask yourself, and some possible explanations.
Is the soil wet? If the soil is excessively wet, I would dig the sarr up and look for rhizome rot, much like one would do for an iris.
Is the soil too dry? Sarrs love damp/moist conditions, some can tolerate wet but want aeration. Dryness will kill a sarr.
Are there parasites? In my yard, parasites attack my sarrs. Especially cutworms which eat up the rhizome and can introduce rot.
Is the rhizome healthy? The problem with flowers out of the growth point and mushy pitchers could be indicative of a rhizome issue. Dig up and check.
Was it too hot/cold? My sarrs get wimpy after prolonged temperatures above 90f and below 30f during the growing season. If temps are too hot, it is - best to give a lot of water to compensate for the heat.
Is there root damage/shock? If the plant cannot absorb water through the roots, problems like this can occur. The events include mineral burn, - repotting, and things eating the roots in the soil.
If you have ANY reason to suspect rhizome rot, much like you would do for a prize iris, is to gently unpot the plant (preferably using water) and inspect the rhizome. If there is rhizome rot present, cut it off until you see healthy root, and leave the plant outside for about 2 hours so the rhizome can callus up. Then plant it in well-aerated mix. Then, sterilize some more media and start transplanting other plants, maybe a dip in bleach for the roots.
Can't tell much so far from just the tips of the pitchers, if there are any more issues please do post again with more pics and parameters.
As always, good luck and happy growing