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By pandaking666
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#379586
as the title says my vft flowered then turned all black. idk what happened. i thought it was doing well because it was growing new leaves.
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By Panman
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A picture would help to identify the problem. Often flytraps will throw out a flower stalk when they are in the verge of death in an attempt to reproduce.
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By pandaking666
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Panman wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 12:12 am A picture would help to identify the problem. Often flytraps will throw out a flower stalk when they are in the verge of death in an attempt to reproduce.
Here's the before and after
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By Panman
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Much too much wet. It should be constantly Dano but not wet. You need to dig t up and make sure the rhizome is not rooting. Cut off anything that is brown and mushy and replant it in fresh medium.
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By optique
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if you put most plants in sphagnum you will need to let the pot drain, i only keep peat/perlite in a water trey.
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By Panman
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Can you post a close up of the plant? It looks like it is brown and has crown root.
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By Panman
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When you repotted it did you look at the rhizome? Was it white and firm or brown and mushy? I really don't like the way the base of the leaf is brown.
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By ChefDean
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From the looks of it, it appears that some rot was setting in, and the plant put up a flower in an attempt at reproduction. The media it was in, the LFSM, was fine, but the plant was nestled a bit deep and was too wet. You said it had just been raining the past couple of days, so that part could be misleading in the pic.
In the repot, it looks like it wasn't planted deep enough and kept too dry. After a repot, these plants need just a bit more water to help the roots settle in for about a week or two.
If there's still green, you still have a chance. Nestle it down until the crown (the central part where the new leaves emerge) is even with the surface of the media, but not squished in. Let it spread its wings a bit. Keep the media moist. Just as the surface of the media just about dries out, gently top water until water begins to come out the bottom. Leave it sitting in that tray of water, it will be absorbed or it will dry up.
You may still lose the plant, we all have lost plants, but you'll have gained a bit of personal experience from it.
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