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Thread: H. neblinae (Cerro Neblina) RIP :(

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    Thanks for your good words everyone.
    I agree GrowinOld that letting a plant get too wet at this time of the year is a no no. My greatest error is allowing plants to get too dry. OK for my citrus and usually Neps but bad news for Heli or Sarracenia. This one did not dry out so think I it must have got too wet. The roots were extensive and not rotten but the bulk of the rhizome was brown and dead. I have turned three bits into cuttings where there is a bit of clean rhizome remaining. But not the best time of the year for cuttings- but no choice in this case. So fingers crossed I might get lucky.

    Thanks Butch for your kind and generous offer. But the paperwork now needed over here is so expensive now- it makes getting plants from anywhere other than the EU prohibitive.

    After 25 years of growing all kinds of plants I should be used to the losses by now!! And they all seem to turn up in January or Feb. One of the delights of growing tropical plants in a cold climate!

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    My Heliamphora pulchella declined to nearly just 5% or so of what it was before, I'm thinking it might have been Sudden Heli Death Syndrome. It was just a stub of a thing. I held onto the the rhizome, with nothing to validate any hope i had... Until today, when I noticed three or four new growing points and some root growth as well.

    So, I have a little feeling there is hope for your rhizome cuttings.
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    Alas despite two of the cuttings showing some new and strong growth a layer of brown started to spread up the pitcher from the base! And on investigation the base was already totally brown and dead. No great surprise but sad after seeing the new top growth. So back to the drawing board!

    The H. hispida I had found earlier is now split up and repotted and pending recovery/dieing. And a H. exappendicaulata is dead and so are the two H. pulchella - Amuri Tepui. Though those two had never really got going and were a pale example to yours Ron. And a great pity that yours went downhill. As indeed Thez yo losing some nice rarities.

    bill

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    Bill...truly sorry to see this mate. I know how it feels. But hey..don't give up on those rhizome bits...they are a better shot at getting ur plant back than trying what I am with stems of nepenthes. But hey...we can still hope right?

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    Thanks Vraev, I know how bad it has been for you this winter. And I hope some of your cuttings take and you can save some of your great collection.
    For some reason this winter root rot in some of my Neps has been an issue. Found a mini maxima & lowii rotted off today. And my other Nep plants now cuttings had all lost their roots.

    The Heli is I fear a gonner as the whole of the rhizome was brown through-out.

    I guess the longer you grow plants the more likely you will encounter problems and losses at some point...

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