All my friends are dead

Discussion in 'General Carnivorous Plant Discussion' started by Kat, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Kat

    Kat Seedling

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    Not even Turbonegro can comfort, I'm afraid.
    I'm so disappointed. Over half of My plants were lost this winter. We have had such a bipolar winter. Most of my plants have made it through previous years but even still the young plants had a regulated habitat.
    What did us in was gas... or perhaps exhaust. With said winter our rental has needed lota of work this year between two units. For almost a week our unit was flooded with it. Noticed a few healthy plants were withering as if lacking water which has never been an issue. Then the plants started going left and right all leading up to the garage.
    I'm thankful that it's not worse than it could be. Or hadnt affected all the plants or worse the animals (parrits are to finicky anyway)....
    But just so drained and honestly depressed that so much was lost.
    ALL of my carnivorous are gone, my huge Bougainvelia, 4 ft money tree, 2 orchids and a handful of cacti ans succulents.
    UGH!
    Here's a pic of my pitcher plant who has lived many of winters, moves, varying neglect.... Dead.
    Sorry for the big ol killjoy post but im sure theres many of you who can relate to plant loss. Let soothe one anothers souls heh 20190208_170654_HDR.jpg
     
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    Oh my God, this is terrible. I'm really glad that you are fine and your pets too! I had similar experiences in the past like when we had a flood at home and the air drying system (for the carpet) killed most of the plants...
     
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    :(
     
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    I'm really sorry to hear this :(

    At least you and your pets are okay though.
     
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    We all know the pain, hope everything gets better :(
     
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    Thank you! Just means time to rebuild!
     
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    Thank you! It definitely sucks but could have been worse.
    Oh jeez thats awful as well! What a huge blow. Glad it was a blip in thw whole of things as youve come back stronger since!
     
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    Lloyd Gordon Parasitic Plant Aficionado Staff Member

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    It might be useful to know exactly what killed your plants so others might avoid the same fate. What sort of gases/exhaust contaminated your growing area? Did the temperature or humidity change drastically during the same period? Hopefully you will get lots of new friends to grow with.
     
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    Gas? co2? CO? your plant look like it dried too much.
     
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    Sorry for the late response and this upcoming (shyt) ...


    My apartment is a basment unit. There is a side door (blue) with stairs leading to my living room. At the top of the stairs I have a large landing where most of my tropicals live as there is perfect humidity levels and easiest area to control. And a connection to the garage in addition to the vents going down the stairs. The neighbor upstairs is a mechanic and is contantly working on something. Apparently over the past few months since its Soo cold hes been working in the garage, doors closed after ive spoken to him many times. His only response was arleast he doesnt to it while im home to complain. Because any fumes and exhaust is seeping in and sinking down into my appartment like a death fog.
    This is apparent from the trail of dead plants leading from the garage to the basement.
    So ive been in a phone tag war with the landlords and him about fixing the wall/vents. Which has lead to a slap on the wrist for him and being told to keep door open.
    Again sorry for late response and for it being a jumbled mess.
     
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    We have really nice quality air in Canada so we sometimes forget how important it is for the plants (and any living beings, really) to have good quality air. It sounds really dangerous, I hope the accumulative fume will be dealt with as soon as possible. You might want to get a CO2 and CO monitor to set up an alarm system, as well as installing some kind of improved sealing/ venting.
     
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    Sounds like the canary in the coal mine. If it killed your plants, it might not be good for you. Have you tried public health or thought of moving?
     
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    That really doesn't sound safe for you or any other living thing in your apartment... I hope you can come up with something so that you're not risking your health/life!
     
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    I would call the police. This is surely totally illegal and down right dangerous.
     

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