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    hey everybody! I've come onto yet another odd situation with my N. 'miranda'. It's leaves seem to be getting smaller and smaller. Do you know what the problem might be?

    the diameter of the plant was about 2 feet with about 1 foot long leaves and then all of a sudden the leaves are at least half of the total area of the ones before it.

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    1- how long have you had it

    2- has anything changed

    if you had it for a short while, its just probly acclimating to the new environment. if you have had it for a long time, something must have changed. when i had a problem with weak leaves before, i found the cause at the roots. may be time for a repotting!
    if i were ruler of the world, anyone who defined a nepenthene as a "companion plant" to orchids would be fired from a cannon atop mt. kinabalu.

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    No nothing's changed

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    Could it maybe need more light?

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    I don't think so
    My other nep seems to be doing fine

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    but you just got that Miranda correct? did you not just buy it from a store?
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    Several things can lead to smaller leaves.
    1a) Root Problem - like rot, requires action.

    1b) Repotting that damages the roots, requires inaction.

    2) Environmental - A change in humidity, light, (going to dimmer light could lead to larger, darker leaves), day length, temperature, etc.

    3) Maturity - many species will grow smaller leaves when they begin to climb.

    4) Mites - insects sucking the vigor out of your plant will usually result in smaller, distorted leaves.
    A day without Nepenthes is like a day without sunshine

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    Thanks! I thought that it might be getting ready to climb.

    Glider14 I got it about 2 months ago, so i'm pretty sure that it's acclimated.

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