RE:re black vft`s

From: steve (
Date: Fri Mar 12 1999 - 18:35:44 PST

Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 12:35:44 +1000
From: "steve" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg764$foo@default>
Subject: RE:re black vft`s

>Topic No. 5
>Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 08:22:30 -0500
>From: "Marc I. Burack" <>
>Subject: Re: black vft`s
>Message-ID: <>
>At 08:12 PM 3/11/99 -0800, you wrote:
>>hello people, i`m having trouble with my vft`s going black from the trap
>>inwards and then dying.
>>this started to happen after division, but on undivided clusters too.
>>i do not force feed them and the water is good.
>>i have tried a systemic fungicide to no great success.
>>can u guys offer any suggestions?
>>thanks heaps, steve. :-)
>I regularly see this kind of question about Dionea (VFT) plants. Are
>people aware that the normal progression of "VFT"'s are that traps
>regularly blacken, die off, and new leaves are formed? This is the cycle
>of the plant......???? (In other words, healthy VFT plants, make leaves and
>traps.....they last for a while (weeks, months, etc...), then the trap
>turns black, the leaf dies, and the plant produces new leaves...
>I tend to see similar questions with Nepenthes....Q- My Nep. plant made a
>pitcher, and now it is dying....whats wrong?.....The answer...nothing is
>wrong, plant leaves, carnivorous or otherwise are not eternal...."cp traps"
>all die sooner or later and the plant goes on to create new ones....
>You can blame nature on this one.
>Marc I. Burack
this is not a natural occurence, it is not dieback, it is a genuine problem,
the vft`s go black on quite a few leaves annd quickly die or nnearly die.
Steve :-)

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