Re: Things aren't going too well...

John Taylor [Catweasel] (
Fri, 19 Aug 94 10:27:17 DST

>While I'm on the subject, my S. psittacina is now developing
>some odd disease: the "fin" (ala?) is turning white with tiny brown
>specks on it, and is spreading to the hood; in fact, it looks like
>the tissue is dying.

Have a close look at the leaf surface and the specks. I've had problems
with some kind of tiny leaf-eater/miner on my Darlingtonia which basically
stripped off the top leaf layer causing them to turn grey & dead :-(. I
think I've got them under control now, but I suspect they have spread to
other plants. Other possibilities may be some type of mite or fungus/mould.
(Check for scale, etc. while your at it - they seem to always attack my
plants before or at the same time as other pests.)

| John Taylor [Catweasel] | Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology |
| | Department of Applied Physics |
| | Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA |