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    Hello
    I've been growing successfully a N. mirabilis var. echinostoma since two days ago. Suddenly the whole plant collapsed and the leaves dried. what a tragedy [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] !!!!!!!
    I did five cuttings but I'm asking to mysefl why it is happened......I really don't know what it happened.
    can anyone help me??

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    Hi Thunderstorm,
    Two days doesn't really indicate successful growing....
    Can you describe the conditions you have the plant in?
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    So, you were growing this great(big enough to get five cuttings at least) for some time, and then two days ago, it just collapsed, is that right?
    Yes, conditions would be most helpful. Barring the obvious "forgetting to water", sounds like something affected the plants ability to hydrate. After cutting the plant up, did you look at the roots?

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    Hi well, if you've only had the plant 2 days it may not be that crazy to have a very thin leaved species like N. mirabilis "crash" after changing the environment. It would not have died but the leaves produced in the original greenhouse or wherever will not be acclimated to your house/terrarium or windowsill. Nepenthes DO NOT LIKE CHANGE and everytime you move your plant to a new grow space it will take a good length of time for it to acclimate during which it may look almost dead. Just keep giving it proper light, temps, water and humidity (no way around it) and it will likely come back.

    Now, if you've had the plant for a long time and two days ago it started dying my thoughts would be:
    1) what kind of water are you watering with, if not Reverse Osmosis or distilled then the water you are using may not be pure enough and the salts and minerals in the water had finally compounded on the roots and deprived the plant of water even though you keep pouring water in the pot.
    2) your potting is very old and had soured and poisoned the plant.
    3) do your fertilize with any orchid type fertilizers (urea free Grow More for example)? Even though these specialist fertilizers are far gentler on plants than standard miracle grow they can still damage plants if used recklessly.

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    thanks for your replies...
    I bought this nep time ago and it has been growing really exuberant (10 cm also during the winter months). The whole plant was 27 cm tall, with 20 cm long leaves.
    I never saw a nep dieing so quickly. I think this plant may suffer due to small pots, but I don't think a small pot can kill a nep so fast. It was an adult nep, the pot was big enough.The soil mix was 40% perlite, 40% peat and 20% bark. I exclude wrong climatic conditions 'cos other plants also were near this nep (N.copelandii, N. distillatoria, N.ventricosa, N.bicalcarata, and they are beautiful) with 22 degrees during the day and 19 degrees during the night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]with 22 degrees during the day and 19 degrees during the night.
    i hope you mean celsius [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] . your nep could have been suffering for a LONG time. it may have just conserved its energy then gave it off in one big burst. i think this should be called SNDS(sudden nepenthes death syndrome)
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    I watered this nep with reverse osmosis water.After have been cutting the plant, I looked at the roots, but they were about six normal roots.one of that was so long (40 cm).they were healty, not rotted or dried.

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    SNDS?oh [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]
    I know, I know.......but how it is possible that a nep grows exuberant?if a nep gets SNDS can really die so quicklyit was a healty plants, not a feeble plant...

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