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    Jean,

    The white stuff is not fertiliser, more likely to be perlite (an organic rock-like material, quite harmless to CPs). The fertiliser is in the little yellow balls.

    Keep your fingers crossed. Root rot is one thing all nep keepers fear...look carefully where the black starts from. Is it the tip of the leaf and slowly moving towards the centre? Or it started from the centre and moving out to the tip of the leaf?

    If it's the latter, then it's root rot. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    Otherwise, keep it drier than before. Sometimes, too much water staying around the growing tip causes it to rot. Especially with our high humidity and warm weather.
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    Hi Cindy,

    Thanks for all the advise and I had a closer look at my Nep now. If I'm not wrong, the rot is going to rot as the darken colour start from the inter part of the leaves.

    If there's no hope for this I will be trying to buy another pot of VFT to try out and I will not give up hope on trying!

    I maybe just unlucky to buy an unhealty one cos I'm lack of experience... Right? (Hee [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] )

    Any tips for me of how to choose a good VFT when I'm at FEF?

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    Jean,

    Your plant looks like a tissue cultured N. ampullaria, prefers light shading, warm lowland temperatures, and consistently moist (though not wet) medium.

    Cindy's has provided good advice. If your plant suffers root rot, it will die. You are not alone, all of us (I believed) experience dead plants once awhile.

    The best CP's for a new starter in Singapore should be matured tropical CP such as:
    Nep alata, ventrata, gracilis & rafflesiana
    Tropical Drosera such as capensis & intermedia
    Mexican Pinguicula

    Donít give up

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    Oh dear. I'm sorry about your nep troubles Jean, particularly because I've started two neps myself, especially because one's not doing so well.

    It had awful brown markings on some of the leaves...I don't think it's sunburn, but some sort of disease, so I cut the leaves off.

    Most of the pitchers were dead when I bought it, and the only surviving pitcher is rather limpid. Worrying.

    Jean, I hope your nep recovers, and while VFTs are hard to grow in our clime, best of luck with one. The trouble with FEF is that their CPs are not particularly healthy, so choose the healthiest-looking ones with the least amount of dead leaves.

    Jalan Kayu, where does one find a Drosera Intermedia in Singapore?

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    Hi colinliew

    Where does one find a Drosera Intermedia in Singapore? In some CPer's home [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Ha ha ha
    I obtained all my sundews, Ceph, Ping (one Ping from seed) and most younger Neps by mail order [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    My Intermedia and capillaris are flowering now, may be I will able trade later.

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    I'm actually looking for a Ping, which I understand can't be bought anywhere in Singapore. Jln kayu, mind if u say where do u do ur mail order from? Any1 interested in doing a mail order together? Colin, I've put some leaf cuttings of my D.intermedia on soil 2 weeks ago, now they seem to be gowing new little plants... if it works out, maybe we can do an exchange or somethg [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Mail order's quite inconvenient, as I don't have a credit card and all.

    eBeyonder, I wouldn't mind a joint mail order, but I'm not sure how that could be arranged. As for trading, that would be great, but as I've only just started my collection, I'm not sure I have anything that would interest you.

    Also, I'm not very experienced in propagating CPs from cuttings, and have been loth to attempt any invasive surgery on my neps [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    I was wondering if any of you are willing to sell me one of your mature Nep and at the same time teach me how to grow them?! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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