Re: URGENT Sarracenia Problem

Edmund Lee Jon Deoon (
Fri, 10 Nov 1995 08:17:30 +0800 (SST)

> Terry, It sounds like something happened with the soil. Seems like
> the plants have been sitting in stagant water and so the roots
> died from a lack of O2. Maybe stagant water isn't the problem but
> it really sounds like something has killed the roots. I have seen
> symptoms like these before from root damage. The real bad part is
> by the time you start seeing the symptoms the roots and often alot
> of rhizome are already gone. All I can think of to help save some
> stuff would be to transplant those still living rhizomes and while
> doing so cut away as much dead material as possible.

I have a couple of sarracenias which in recent days has been yellowing
and I have had to trim off the fairly young leaves. I'm not sure what you
mean by stagnant water. Aren't the pots all sitting on saucers of water?
I have mine ina fairly broad flat pot sitting in a tray of rain water.
Only problem is that when I transplanted them I forgot to mix the
sphagnum moss with sand or clay. Could this be a problem?

Thanks for the help.

Regards. Edmund.