So, I'm definitely green in the area of CPs. I just started to get into them. I've had a butterwort for about a year, wanted to make sure I didn't kill it before adding on. Now I have a tropical pitcher plant as well. Based on some readings, I decided to give them both some epiphytic fertilizer. I diluted it, but suspect I didn't dilute it enough. After less than 24 hours, the butterwort looks just about dead (still green but entirely limp and loose in the soil). The nep seems to be fairing a bit better, but he's also limpy. I feel SO bad for these guys, and just wonder if there's any hope, particularly with the butterwort. Or is it a lost cause? Shall I water them a lot or....? Anything? I value everyone's opinion and ask you to be kind as I am a total newbie! Bound to make mistakes that are obvious no-no's to everyone else probably.
Thanks. And not to sound too stupid here, but by "flush" do you mean literally have the water run through for awhile (say by standing over a sink) or do you mean just keep watering it throughout the day and dumping the excess water? Sorry to be so specific!
I think (and i am also somewhat new to this) that he probably means the former. flush the plants with as much water running out of drainage holes as you can without washing too much of the substrate away. but as the fertilizer burns the roots, you need too hope enough have survived for the plant to recover.
All that is gold does not glitter not all those who wander, are lost. Tolkien.
Correct. Simply pour water slowly into the pot and over the plant and let the excess water drain away. The purpose is to leach away the fertilizer. As I said, it may not save the plant if it is too damaged, but it is simply first aid to get rid of the fertilizer.