- Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:57 pm
Hello all, I was reading up on what might be going on with my pitchers and came across this forum so I figured I'd join. I am a chameleon keeper, which accidentally got me into plants too lol. Carnivorous plants have been a little side hobby for a couple years now. I had several that were thriving until I moved twice and killed them from shock I believe. Now I have 2 plants that haven't thrown off any pitchers since early summer and the ones that were there turned brown and fell off. Otherwise, the plant leaves looked healthy and were still growing. One i got a few years ago, the other I got last spring. I'm sorry, I do not know the species, they were labeled "tropical pitcher plants" heh. These have been in mostly the same conditions for a while now, not much changes. Outside(Pennsylvania) during summer, under shade and a very humid woody area. In our office during winter which gets a lot of natural light. Temps indoors have been low 70s, humidity about 40-50%.
So the main problem I'm noticing is the tips of leaves are turning black and growth seems to have halted. I water with distilled/dehumidifier water. I try to keep the substrate moist as my past nepenthes(which were thriving until I left them out through a freeze ugh) sat in a dish of water. The 'soil' is a mix of sphagnum/perlite/orchid bark in one, the other has what it came in, which I think is peat.
Any help would be much appreciated, would hate to lose these!
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