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Carnivorous Plants/systemic fingicides for sarracenia


Hi there, I have a fierce battle with fungal infections in my sarracenia collection. Initially I was reluctant to use pesticides/fungicides but since I have recently had major issues i have seen some results by using Clearys (thiomil. I would like to know about other systemic fungicides that i could safely use in sarracenia. My goal is to alternate their application to prevent the development of resistance. What about Eagle 20EW (generic myclobutanil)? do you have any other suggestion?
My best regards

Hello Rayner,

I typically do not experience fungus in my Sarracenias. I have used Neem oil previously to some effect, but I do not have experience with a wide range of fungicides in general. This question would be better suited for Sarracenia Northwest.

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Christopher Littrell


I am capable of answering questions about the most common carnivorous plants found in cultivation. I have no personal experience with Byblis, Drosophyllum, Aldrovanda, and Heliamphora. I have not cultivated gemmae forming pygmy sundews nor tuberous sundews. For information regarding those aforementioned species, I would suggest contacting other experts. I can answer questions regarding most species of Nepenthes, tropical and temperate Drosera, Mexican Pinguicula, Sarracenias, and Dionaea. I have some limited experience with growing Utricularia, Cephalotus, and Darlingtonia.


I have grown carnivorous plants off and on for about 27 years. I have made the same mistakes and suffered the same mishaps that many growers make as they attempt to separate the myths from the realities of growing these plants. Currently, I am successfully growing a variety of tropical sundews, a Nepenthes, several Venus Flytraps of varying ages, and Sarracenias. I have been successful in stratifying Sarracenia seeds and providing artificial dormancy requirements for my temperate plants when needed.

I hold a Master's degree in Educational Psychology. Over my lifetime, I have constantly read books involving the growing conditions of carnivorous plants. I hope to incorporate the educational aspects involved in psychology with teaching other people how to cultivate carnivorous plants.

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