Carnivorous Plants/dieing leaves


Ping Aphrodite
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I got this Pinguicula ďAphroditeĒ from you about a year ago. About a month ago I noticed the ends of the leaves are dieing off. Iím wondering if the extra sunlight itís getting now is burning the winter leaves? I donít see any pests. I put it in a four inch pot with sphagnum moss. Maybe the wrong soil ?
It does flower all the time.

Hi Steven,

It looks more like you may have some physical damage of some kind that occurred to that leaf.  The extra sun can cause tip burning, but overall the plant looks very good.  I didn't see any gnats on the leaves (prey), so it would be good to feed the plant some.  Give it a 1/4 strength orchid fertilizer lightly misted on the leaves once every two weeks if it's not catching any bugs.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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