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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Ok guys well im a new Nep mommy i got my very first one today. Im sooooooooooo excited and its soooooooooooo darn cute and delicate. It has the tiniest pitchers. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img] Now it did come in alittle cold and im kinda worried about it, i carefully unwrapped it and got a plant pot ready for it, i used what i had, orchid bark chips which i rinsed in hot distilled water/then cooled and then the moss i got in as well spag, also used some canadian peat moss mixed with alittle perlite, tossed it all together and then prepared the pot which is just plastic with lots drain holes on the bottom. I carefully planted it in the middle. I noticed one of the pitchers is browning and not looking good and then the newer pitcher has a leaf thats alittle on the yellow side [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] and then theres a developing pitcher, soooooooooooooooooo flipin tiny i cant get over how precious this plant is. I then waterd it real well with distilled water and now its sitting in my office warming up. One of the leafs that was developing broke off in shipment so i just stuck it in the poting mix, what should i do with the leaf?? Also i want everyones input should i keep it in the mix i made up or go a diffrent route as thats all i had to work with at this time.. Will my new baby be ok after such a cold trip here??
    Heres few pics of my new baby.. Sorry for the crappy blurry pics. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
    N.Ventricosa Red. Top view



    and looky how teeny the pitchers are, this one isnt all the way developed.

    and the open one thats on a yellowing leaf.

    and in this pic you can kinda make out the picther thats turning brown and dying. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]


    Ok so hows does my new baby look?? Ya all think its gona be ok? Its no longer sitting in the bowl soaking in distilled water now i have it sitting on top moist spag moss on a tray is that ok for now? Or should i put it inot a terrarium? I know a mil Q's but hey im supose to ask you guys for help.. LOL!!
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    how cute [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    I also have a N.ventricosa 'red' , at least I think so? Mine is in peat/perlite topdressed with live lfs and I just leave it outdoors and mist it once in a while. The pitchers are usually 4-5 inches high, but the lid doesn't fully open so I have to lift it up.

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    You can put it into a terrarium if you like, but there's no need. If you want to increase local humidity (which promotes pitchering), just place the pot on top of gravel or LFS that is moist. Your potting mix looks good. Just put it in a bright spot and enjoy!

    Just to warn you, some of the pitchers or the older leaves may die due to shipping stress but this is normal.
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    Everything looks great! It may go through some shock and not look the greatest for a while, but it looks really healthy and none the worse for wear. You didn't say what kind of lighting you're giving it, but if that's good, you should have a nice, fast-growing plant. I love N. ventricosa! Congrats!!!

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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Thanks everyone your the greatest. I am so worried about my new baby. Capslock im gona be keeping it under the same daylight fluorescent compact lights as i have on the sundews. I think this plant will go into my 50gal terrarium when it gets finished as it will have plenty of room for growing and the lighting and humidity will be perffect for it in there till its bigger then i will move it outa there. Right now its at 75% humidity and temp is 78%. Sound ok to you all?? Also what do i do with the broken leaf, keep it in the pot pushed down in the potting mix or do something else with it?? I am sooooo amazed with this tiny fragil plant, and whomever said i would be hooked, well YOUR RIGHT!! LOL!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] Tracey craves more baby Nep's.. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    Ok guys i still need to know what do i do with this broken leaf? It seems to be staying healthy being pushed down in the potting mix. Also the little pitcher that was turning brown is now completly brown, do i leave it on the leaf or do i cut it off now?? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]
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    i leave mine on the leaves as they fall off by its self... hey does anyone know of a good store here in canada.. Ontario? cause i wana buy more CP's

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