International Carnivorous Plant Society

Pests & Other Issues



These tiny bugs can really bug you and your plants. The best prevention is to quarantine and check very carefully any new plants you get. There is no best, sure-fire cure although it is possible to get rid of them.

Fungus Gnat Larvae

Many carnivorous plant growers consider adult fungus gnats a nuisance at worst and a source of food for their small plants at best. However, fungus gnat larvae are a hazard for your plants. They damage and eat plant roots and can damage leaves touching the surface of the soil.


Other Issues

Sarracenia Rhizome Rot

Sarracenia like most plants can be killed by plant pathogens if they are stressed or otherwise not treated as they would like.