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Nepenthes leaves turning yellow.

Posted by doganddisc CT (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 12, 14 at 22:58

Hey all,
I'm a new carnivorous plant owner and I've been trying to figure out exactly where I'm going wrong with the plant I purchased a week ago.

I bought it from Black Jungle in Massachusetts- from what I've heard, they're a pretty reputable place and they did give me some information on the plants I purchased from them. But now three of the leaves on my pitcher plant are turning yellow and beginning to wilt. I have it under fourteen hours of fluorescent lighting (no access to sun here unless it goes outside and it's too cold for that) a day. I might have been a little overzealous with the watering (filtered water) and I do need to re-pot it but I'm waiting for the shipment of flower pots that I ordered to come in (hopefully they will be here tomorrow!). I'm going to be using peat moss to re-pot it but I have no idea what it's potted in now.

I admittedly bought the plant on a whim but I'm trying to care for it properly! Any and all help would be appreciated!


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RE: Nepenthes leaves turning yellow.

Older leaves WILL die. Just clip them off. Also, 14 hours of light is too much this time of year. Give it bright, indirect Sun and use ONLY distilled or rain water. Keep the soil MOIST, not soggy.


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RE: Nepenthes leaves turning yellow.

Thank you!!


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