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Nepenthes alata dead roots

Zinhle Mbatha
6 months ago
last modified: 6 months ago

I've been growing a Nepenthes alata for just over a year. It's my first carnivorous plant, along with a Cape Sundew and I've been learning a lot from caring for it.
I repotted both plants just before winter here in South Africa as they were out growing the original containers. I made the mistake of not having enough perlite in my soil for good drainage. The Sundew rotted from the roots, luckily I had collected some seeds which are now growing really well.


It seems my pitcher plant suffered the same fate. I've removed it from that soil and kept it in purified water for a few days to try encourage root growth.
I'm not sure if I should continue this or repot it as the last two pitchers have dried up as well.


Any thoughts and tips would be highly welcome.






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