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By beli631
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Hi, pitchers on my sarrcenia started to dry out, dont know if this is coz they are older pitchers (same ones as i bought it) or its because of heatwave 35C+, i'm making sure water pot if always full.
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By That one plant boi
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Honestly, that does seem to be a lot of crisp just for some "old pitchers" so it might be due to the heatwave. The newest pitchers seem to be fine though. Just make sure to keep your plants are well hydrated, and they should be fine.

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By beli631
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asking coz new heatwave coming with temperatures around 40C lol, yea it has nice new growth and constantly new sprouting.
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By nimbulan
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That looks like a mass market plant, so the pitchers that were on the plant when you bought it were likely developed in "soft" conditions so they'll be more sensitive to any environmental extremes. New pitchers that develop out in the hot sun will tolerate those temperatures easily. I had my plants exposed to 43C recently and saw very little damage across my collection.
By beli631
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yea i bought it on florist fair, so thats why that 1 big pitcher (new one) is practicaly undamaged while others suffer.
Thx for info!
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By Supercazzola
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I tend to leave things alone if there is any green on them at all. Green == chlorophyll == photosynthesis.
But if it really bugs you (ha ha, no pun intended), then remove them as long as there are some leaves for photosynthesis.
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By beli631
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#385738
Now i really need help!

New pitchers were doing fine until couple of days ago when everything started to dry out and doesnt seem just sun burns, all i can think of is that there was cold and stormy weather before that but same was for my VFT and drosera which even recovered after bird uprooted her and both are doing fine now.

@steve booth i cleaned it after i bought and repoted it.

Checked for worms and pest and none to be found, root seems ok...
Im always watering it with demineralized water...

Here is a picture, can i do anything to save it?
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By Supercazzola
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Have you taken it out of the mixture and see if the rhizome has rot / decay ? The only time some of my sarracenia did that (new growth looking good one day and wilted the next, and brown the next day) it was some pathogen that I couldn’t win the battle against. I’d recommend isolating it from the rest of your plants, examining the rhizome (is it brown and squishy) and report back… If it is too far along, I am sorry to say it won’t survive rhizome rot, but if you caught it early enough, you might be able to salvage what is left with some sulfur based fungicide, and some luck.
By beli631
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There, hope pictures are good enough, roots seems healthy tho...
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By Panman
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The roots look good but the rhizome is what you are concerned about. Can you take a toothpick and gently probe the dark part of the rhizome? It should be solid, not soft at all.
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By ChefDean
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The roots are fine, repot it in fresh media.
However, reading through the thread, and looking at your pics, I noticed a couple of concerns.
You said it was bought from a florist, so it's likely greenhouse raised and not used to the direct sunlight. I would put it is a spot that gets 2 or 3 hours of direct morning sunlight, then shade for the rest of day. Let it finish acclimating.
The heat you cited, up to 40°C, will definitely cause issues with a "soft" plant, especially on the older pitchers. You didn't say what your local humidity was, but at those temps it's hard for the plant to stay hydrated. The shade during the hottest part if the day will help.
Last, it was planted too deep. The rhizome should ideally have about 1/3 of it exposed. It having been planted too deep wouldn't have caused the crispy traps, but wouldn't have been good for the plant long term.
By beli631
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#385750
Rhizome seems solid when i probe it.
Humidity during this heat waves is around 30-40% during daytime. There was a heatwave with 35-40C and then much colder weather with lot of rain, then back to 30C+, dunno if such sudden changes were the problem.

Well i repoted it, and changed location to the eastern side with lot of shade.

Do you guys think it can recover? What to do with dead pitchers?
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