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    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
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    Two years ago Snowy Falcon sent me a Judith Finn and this plant has two main trunks, making up one plant. It's like those trees one sees that is really one tree but splits early on. Do you think I should attempt to separate the trunks or leave them as is.

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    I would leave it as is because myself like neps that have several growing points and makes a nice bushy plant.


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    Jim -

    I agree as well. It sounds like one of two things happened here...

    The first possibility is that a basal (lower) growth point turned on on the original vine and grew into a second vine, in which case it doesn't have its own roots and would need to be rooted. Since it has a lot of leaf growth, it would be difficult to get this entire section of vine rooted before the vine suffers a lot of leaf withering and all.

    The other thing that might have happened has to do with the origin of the plant. Judith Finns are commonly tissue cultured, and it is not uncommon for me to receive trays of these Neps with two plants in one cell of soil. If this soil plug had just been placed into a single pot, then you might have two separate plants in one pot. They would each have their own root system and be able to survive independently. However, if they are larger now (which it sounds like they are), the two plants have probably grown together, and I would still leave them undisturbed.

    Either way, it makes for a nice bushy Nep!
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    That's fine with me. It's a very nice plant and it's newest pitchers are ~6" long. When one is used to baby TC plants at Lowes and the like, this seems incredibly monstrous.

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    I'm a bushy nep fan as well, potted up multiple ventratas in an oversized pot myself, trying to get a jungle going in there :P

    Glad to hear that thing's still kickin for ya, must be doing something better than I was!

    Edit: Was it really TWO years ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (SnowyFalcon @ Aug. 05 2006,8:46)]Glad to hear that thing's still kickin for ya, must be doing something better than I was!

    Edit: Was it really TWO years ago?
    Yes it was! Time flies when you're a teen!

    Unfortunately, the other Nep died during the winter. This was the only survivor from the care package.

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    I wish all my Neps would do that.
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    Here's how my N. ventrata looked. The plant had around 6-7 growing points.



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