Is there much of an advantage in washing roots and soaking Sarracenias in a fungicide when dividing?
What I have done before is take the plant out of the pot and wash the roots under a tap to get rid of almost all of the potting mix. Then the clumps were divided by pulling apart the crowns. These were placed in a solution of wettable Sulphur and soaked there for a few minutes. Then they were potted up. Do you suggest this method or could I get away without having to wash the roots or soaking in Sulphur? If I did not soak in Sulphur or alternatively Hydrogen Peroxide, would it mean many more losses due to crown rot? Sulphur or Hydrogen Peroxide could also be watered into the pot after the plant is potted. I wonder how that would go? I also see some information regarding Hydrogen Peroxide and Sarracenia at www.google.com.au/search?q=hydrogen+peroxide+sarracenia&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&gfe_rd=cr&ei=K3qzVcOlJ6vu8wfO14C4DA . Do you think Hydrogen Peroxide may be better than Sulphur for this purpose?
Despite dipping them in Sulphur before like described above, I still lost a number to crown rot. I wonder if there would be less losses if I left at least a couple of crowns on each division instead of only one crown on each?
Also, bear in mind that I have had a lot of thrips on the plants recently. However, I have cut the leaves off but there still may be some in the crowns.
I should have also stated that I live at Tolga at 757 meters altitude, near Cairns in tropical Queensland and we have a number of pests and diseases here. I am also wondering if it would be worth dipping used but washed pots in Sulphur or Hydrogen Peroxide or possibly bleach?