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    Last July I found an unknown nep at a garden center that was in poor
    condition. It was in clear-plastic cube and when I picked it up to
    take a closer look, the lower part containg the plant fell to the floor
    spattering spag. moss and peat all over my shoes. The plant wasn't very
    happy about either. I offered the person-in-charge 50 cents for it but
    he insisted on a dollar.
    The pics. The top one is just after I had replanted the badly traumatized
    nep. After a couple of months and a small amount of new growth, it started
    deteriorating to the point where the last resort was to snip off what
    little green there was and place it in live sphagnum. So I decided to
    check the roots on the mother plant, and as I expected, there were none.
    Put some root hormone and planted it in ls and now it has started to turn
    green and is showing signs of new root growth.
    The lower pic is of the results so far. The container is 1" (2.5cm) in
    diameter.


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    Good work, good samaritan!
    Cute! The little guy even has a baby pitcher. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    To small to guess what kind, though.
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    Thanks, schloaty. I like to take up for the underdog. Often, I look at horrible looking plants and wonder what if, just what if, I can get it to grow back to normal. I also point out to nursery managers how $$$$y the plants looks and make them an offer. Sometimes, they will go for it, somethines not. My patio is covered right now with VFT's that I got from various nurseries and queit a few of them I got for cheap!

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    Wow, thats great. I wonder what it will turn out to be!
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    I do the same thing, (make the managers of the nursery offers). I always get half decent plants from Lowes for like $1.50 each. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Darcie, I have a feeling that it is an N. ventricosa "red" because I have a few other neps that I bought at Loew's and they look just like my PFT vent. red. I have a couple of other neps that look somewhat like a truncata x somethingia hybrid. I'll have to snap a pic and ask one of the experts.

    nahasapeemapetilon, (don't I love copy and paste)

    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] I'm not necessarily cheap, but I see no reason to pay full price for plants that are in less than good shape. CP or not. So I try to pay what the plant is worth. Most cps' sold at nurseries will, when placed in the proper conditions, grow to be healthy plants, giving some time. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    I bought a vft from Lowes that was very close to death. Within two months it was my second biggest vft with hugh traps. I've noticed that when you get a plant that has been growing in bad conditions it thrives when you give it what it needs. I guess it's almost like what don't kill it will only make it stronger.
    By the way I talked lowes down to a dollar, but unlike alandallas I did it because I am cheap. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Here's a nep I found at Lowes about 6 months ago. This was after about 2 weeks. I'll post a current pic tomorrow.



    Edit: Oh, and I went to my local Lowes this past weekend and they had for sale CP's with NO live plants for only $8.95. I spoke to the manager about purchasing the few live plants they had and she said in her most *****y voice "10% off... that's it!" Guess my response. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]



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