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By kumagarden
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I have had this guy growing well for one year, doing everything by textbook (sphaghnum moss medium, water tray, distilled & rain water, good sun). About 2 weeks ago I changed him into a bigger pot (which was long overdue), and he pretty much declined to this state in a few days. Could the repotting be the reason? I live in SE Asia (hot & humid) so I'm really in doubt if it's dormancy.

Other changes would just be that a few days ago we had a short period of temperature drop (usually 27-29 celcius at night, for a few nights there it has been around 21) and less sun.

Does this guy look like he still has a chance? I have another drosera and some pitchers that seem to thrive with my care routine so I really wonder about this one.

Hope to get your advices, thank you!
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By Nepenthes0260
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Looks pretty dead to me, although I've seen petiolaris plants come back from little brown rhizome stubs before, so it may be worth it to just keep around. I have had issues with petiolaris Drosera growing in sphagnum moss and would recommend a sandy 1:1:1 peat : perlite : silica mix instead for future plants. I also have noticed petio dews do best when the days hover around 90 F and nights don't get below 75 F.
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By kumagarden
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Nepenthes0260 wrote: Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:54 pm Looks pretty dead to me, although I've seen petiolaris plants come back from little brown rhizome stubs before, so it may be worth it to just keep around. I have had issues with petiolaris Drosera growing in sphagnum moss and would recommend a sandy 1:1:1 peat : perlite : silica mix instead for future plants. I also have noticed petio dews do best when the days hover around 90 F and nights don't get below 75 F.
Thank you, that's very helpful. I will still keep the pot as is and try the new mix next time I get one again. I suppose it's because sphaghnum moss retains moisture and this variety prefers a drier medium?
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By Panman
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You may have damaged the roots when repotting it.
By kumagarden
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nimbulan wrote:It looks to me like the plant rotted. Hard to say for sure though and I'm not sure what would cause that.
Panman wrote: Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:12 pm You may have damaged the roots when repotting it.
Thanks for your inputs, it might be a combination of causes I suppose. Guess this guy wasn't in the condition to be repotted (I did mass repotting of all my carnivorous plants and they are still fine/ thriving except this one) and the weather has been unfavorable for recovery :( I'll try again somewhen. For now I'm keeping this pot drier and see if there's any chance of a comeback.
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By Nepenthes0260
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kumagarden wrote: Thu Dec 09, 2021 5:47 pm
Nepenthes0260 wrote: Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:54 pm Looks pretty dead to me, although I've seen petiolaris plants come back from little brown rhizome stubs before, so it may be worth it to just keep around. I have had issues with petiolaris Drosera growing in sphagnum moss and would recommend a sandy 1:1:1 peat : perlite : silica mix instead for future plants. I also have noticed petio dews do best when the days hover around 90 F and nights don't get below 75 F.
Thank you, that's very helpful. I will still keep the pot as is and try the new mix next time I get one again. I suppose it's because sphaghnum moss retains moisture and this variety prefers a drier medium?
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