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Mineral burns? Experts please advice

#1 User is offline   Jackywacky 

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 07:33 PM

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Recently noticed that some of my traps were turning black. It didn't become alarming until i realised the leaves were turning partially black before the traps do.
So i quickly separate some of the divisions and repot it. Is it root rot or mineral burn? I also noticed there are some white deposits at the rhizome area.
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Posted 30 March 2015 - 08:11 PM

The white deposits look like mealy bugs. :o/>
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Posted 30 March 2015 - 08:37 PM

Just guessing.... Rhizome borers?
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Posted 31 March 2015 - 10:41 AM

I took a closer look. doesn't look like mealy bugs leh no cotton feel to it.
its rather powdery.. I thought its mineral deposits at rhizome cus of the tap water i used( although i use OSIM filtered water but i guess it doesn't help much)
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Posted 31 March 2015 - 06:17 PM

White powdery fungus grows on vft's dead leaves that should explain the powder but why the plant is dying I dunno.
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Posted 31 March 2015 - 07:30 PM

Did u squash the white thing ? If u got orange stuff , u got mealy bug.
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Posted 31 March 2015 - 10:25 PM

Powdery? Perlite? Are you able to take a closer photo? You repot into what soil?
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