Re: spots on sarracenia

Bob Beer (
Fri, 26 Aug 1994 08:15:18 -0700 (PDT)

It sounds like sooty mold, which grows in the sugary secretions on the
pitchers when there is no ventilation and the humidity is extremely
high. It doesn't hurt the plant, but it is ugly.

To get rid of it, I would open the enclosure a bit and provide some
ventilaiton. Sarracenias, although they like high humidity, don't
require sweaty conditions (I grow them just fine outdoors in Seattle
which has a rather dry summer).