Joined: Wed May 19, 2021 2:09 am
Later i noticed newborn traps dying and weaker growth. I though at start it was due the heat but then last week i noticed fungus gnats larva and undestood ive been overwatering too much. Since i didnt had any insicticide for carnivorous plants i tried umpotting and drowning the plant so the gnat larva will drown and repotted with fresh soil (50/50 peat perlite) and applied hydrogen peroxyde in case of fungus. Also started to watering way less. This had good results until last sunday when i noticed a leave who started to die from the center of the crown and something who looks like some kind of orange fungus. I donw know if is still fungus gnat larva inside on the rhizome or any unknown threat or rare fungus, so i used more hydrogen peroxyde which i didnt like that much since i applied such chemical in a short time. I also removed some larva and some laying eggs or something behind the leaves (some kind of weird white to brown bubbles). I also ensured the top of the soil is dry enoug to avoid further plague.
For the growing enviroment the plant has been on direct sunligh since i have it (last year) and i use large 16oz styrfoam cups. When i overwatered i used around 2 to 3cm of daily water for around 2 hours, both on the base and top, now i use around less than 1cm of water until i notice some weight on the pot (around 15 min) daily or every other day. Here in my city we have an average of 32-35c (90 to 95f) on spring during the day and 16-18c (60-65f)during night. The plant recives around 13h of direct sunlight with such temperature. The water i use is "Garrafon water" which my local carnivorous plant nursery reccomended for watering since remote years, due the infamous tendency of being relatively low mineral water, even for humans, i didint had problems so far but might be a clue to the issue, as may be saline enough to harm flytraps, i dont have a ppm detector yet unfortunatelly but im planning to get one to check this. We will have summer soon which implies almost permanent cloud dappened sunlight and daily rain, dropping the daily temperatures to 22-26c (72-78f) which means i have only this month to solve the overwatering issue as the cold enviroment may get more difficult to get rid of the excess of water.
Unfortunatelly its been a time since i used this kind of web forum so i only have imgur links for my images: https://imgur.com/a/SFOtIUN
If you need more information about feel free to ask. Thanks for reading and sorry for the phrasing and gramar, english isnt my native language.