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Thread: N. vogellii on its way out?

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    Hi
    A while back I posted a message about my N. vogellii. Since them it has taken a turn for the worse

    This is it now:


    The die back on the newer leaf has been rapid with the pitcher tip starting to go black.

    But even last summer when it was at its biggest and best it was not doing very well



    That was after about a year or so growth from a 1-2 cm seedling. Any ideas where I might have gone wrong?
    Its been in my highland neps house from the start, growing in LFS mixed with my clay pellets my usual mix. Most of this time it has been growing alongside my villosa, rajah & burbidgeae which are all doing well and growing fine. This plant just never got going. I am still hoping it will pull through but the outlook looks bleak!

    cheers

    bill

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    hmmm. From the algee visible on the surface of the soil, it may be your mix is too wet. try repotting, give it a shot of fungicide, and superthrive. That should should help.

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    er... that's not N. vogelii. Looks more like N. hamata

    anyway

    I would go with Robin and repot into something more chunky/airy and treat with clearys3336. Shot of dilute fertilizer might not hurt either. Not entirely sure what is causing that dieback on the leaves.

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    Hi
    Thanks for those comments. I have just now repotted it into a fresh mix after I soaked it in Superthrive. It does have a small root system so there is still hope. And moved it to a light but without direct sun position of the house.

    Tony- I got the plant from Rob via his UK distributor as a N. vogelii. You don't think it might be a very small N. vogelii them?

    cheers

    bill

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    I vote a repot into a drier substrate.

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    According to me, it isn't vogelli at all...
    Soil seems very wet, maybe too much? Or it can be a problem of fungi...
    I had a similar problem with a N. lowii and with N. macrophylla. Macrophylla died, but lowii resisted after the repotting!

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    I vote for a repot into drier media like the rest of the guys here.

    On a different note: What conditions do you grow your N. villosa in? I have one and it isn't doing too well.

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    Hi Bill,

    I have just seen this thread. Two things, I agree with all the other comments about your growing media looking too wet, the algae is not a good sign. Also the blackening on the leaves is a symptom that I have seen in some plants when the roots are too wet and need more aeration.

    Regarding the authenticity of the plant this came from a batch of seedlings when Rob first released N.vogelii. I have mailed him on your behalf.

    Simon

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