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    seriously, this is what im working with:



    a lowii x truncata that i got for free that was damaged by full sun. i was afraid that the tip was gone for sure as i didnt see it for a long time. after a long wait:



    there is another pic that i have that is up to date...

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    Congrats! Miraculous recoveries always make the heart yodel....

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    Nice job! I'm dealing with a few Neps in that same situation right now. Hopefully they'll experience a similar recovery!

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    That doesn't look "dead". Lots of chlorophyll in the leaves.

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    well on the first photo the tip wasnt even visible and this was since like late 2005! the leves got worse after that, trust me. and anyway, its as well as dead in that lower humidity outdoors!
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    Great news Santos! If you were salivating over that bongso pitcher, wait until this pitcher starts to form!

    I've got a small hamata with a similar problem, a broken growth tip, probably from a bird. Its going on 3 months now with no change.
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    when that happens(growth tip breaks off) basically you have to wait for the leaf to grow out. my little Mutant had its point knocked off and it grew just like normal. it put out i think 3 or 4 cut off leaves and then it started to grow normally. if a Rajah point was damaged you would have to wait for that leaf to unfold and maby the next one until it gets to normal. I would hate to see that happen to a Lowii . if this is still unclear to you all, srduggins hamata will have to 'grow' a couple of new leaves to be normal. the leaves will grow but will not be complete. i hope that helps...
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    Its not "growing" any new leaves. Other plants I've had this happen to either started a new side shoot, or sent up basals from below the soil, or both. But it did take a while, maybe 6 months.

    OTOH, I may make a new record on smallest rooted cutting, if this works.
    A day without Nepenthes is like a day without sunshine

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