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    I found a package outside my back door less than two hours ago containing my Nepenthes. It was 30F out and the package was probably sitting there for several hours. The good news is that the plants do not show signs of actually freezing. I will get pictures up tomorrow (or rather today).

    N. species nova clone 2A seems to be reddish in colour while clone 16 looks all green. N. hamata clone 2 has a bit of red colouration but it is really too early to tell if this is Andreas' 'red clone'. For the most part, everything is very small. I hope they grow quickly!
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    I hope they are indeed OK. It's even more reason to keep a close eye on them for the following weeks. I've not had plants adversely affected or die from postal handling, but I dread to think of the day it might happen.
    The best plant I got from Wistuba was his macrophylla - it grew from a 1.5" leafspan to its current 7.5" in just under a year. Very well worth their price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I found a package outside my back door less than two hours ago containing my Nepenthes. It was 30F out and the package was probably sitting there for several hours. The good news is that the plants do not show signs of actually freezing. I will get pictures up tomorrow (or rather today).
    I also got plants from Andreas and feared the same thing so I asked his distributor in GA to include a heat-pack. You might want to ask for one of these in the future.

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    Quote[/b] ]For the most part, everything is very small. I hope they grow quickly!
    Almost all of Andreas' neps and heli's are tiny. But, if you're familiar with how to grow these plants and can give them the right conditions, it's a great place to acquire hard-to-find species.

    You may want to give these plants higher humidity than you otherwise would. Their leaves are not hardened and are sensitive to dessication. Since they are small and fairly recently out of tissue culture, they can be prone to collapse, either via rot or "spontaneously." I've reduced my losses by planting them in live LFS or, at the very least, topdressing with live LFS. This reduces the likelihood of slime, algae, liverworts, and fungus growing on the surface.

    Good luck with your plants. Hope they pull through.

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    Hey guys. After they've been in the tank for a few hours, I've assessed the damage. The growth tip on one of the N. species nova is black, as is the growth tip on the N. veitchii. However, the other six plants are fine (including a 1 inch hamata!) and I imagine these two will form basals or something since they are otherwise healthy.

    Ken, I haven't got much live sphagnum that isn't already established in other Nep pots, but I've put a topdressing of Chilean sphagnum on all of the plants. Do you think that will keep them moist enough? It's pretty much identical to New Zealand sphagnum, if that makes sense.

    Now for pictures!

    N. species nova Clone 2A


    N. adnata



    N. hamata


    A shot of the whole bunch


    Two N. species nova are on the upper-left side of the Predator. Right above it is N. veitchii. In the center of the photograph is N. spectabilis, and to the right of that is N. adnata. N. anamensis is in the big blue pot, and there is another N. species nova below and to the left of that.

    I'll post more pics once these start putting out big, colourful pitchers!
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    D,

    Was the "Live Plants" notice still on the box?? You would think that USPS would pay attention to that!!
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    Looks great! I've never ordered anything from Andreas before, but I've considered it before in order to get a N. glabrata. It seems he's the only one who sells them as of right now.

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    They look ok. Watch out for that tip death on the Nova species.

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    Pyro, the notice was still there (what part of 'Protect from COLD' is so hard to understand?), but the postman probably left them there in the afternoon when it was still reasonably warm.

    LG, this was my first order, too, and I was surprised at the size of some of them. From what I had heard his plants were all size 2, but most were size 3.

    NepG, is there anything I can do for the plant? The tip is still green, it's just that the top part got cracked off. It was a dry brown colour when it arrived and has not spread at all. I just don't know how the plant is going to grow now.

    Ken, I decided to take your suggestion and sacrificed some live LFS from another pot. A few plants were already starting to look dried out.

    Here's a pic of the new highland tank:
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