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    Unhappy Is my Judith Finn dying?

    Okay.

    What’s going on with my Judith Finn



    Besides the fact that it was a Lowe’s death-box rescue from a month ago…

    see: my Nep identification

    I kept it in its clear plastic box but finally repotted it two days ago.

    It is now in a 5” terra-cotta pot with a media of LFS, perlite, lava rock and orchid bark.

    Watered from the top. Good drainage. Receives the same amount of light as before. I even spray it 4-5 times a day.

    It’s wilting and turning yellow!!!

    When I repotted it, I noticed that it had virtually no root system. (and this was the first time I ever repotted a Nep, so what did I know?)

    Anyway, could THAT be it? An under-developed root system due to being encased in a shallow plastic box for who-knows-how-long?

    And now it’s stressed from repotting and from being in a new home? Will she recover or is she doomed??
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    The new growth looks fine. It's wilted because of humidity changes.

    Some nepenthes can be large yet have very small root systems. A mix that is allowed to dry out a little bit on the top will encourage root growth. A plant in constantly wet media doesn't really need to grow a robust root system... until you repot it from pure LFS or whatever was in the cube into a "dry" and loose mix like yours.

    It will recover. Water it with some superthrive-water if you have any.

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    Yeah JLAP's right. The new growth looks fine. So urs will survive eh? Just add water

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    i had to cut mine up. it was starting to get root rot the cutting looks good so far though.
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    Okay........but I don't think she likes me any more........

    I'll give her more time to grow & heal then.

    Will the yellow leaves recover or will they need to be snipped off eventually to make room for new growth?

    Superthrive:

    That's another area I was gonna inquire about; If plant fertilizers should be used...



    Thanks for the advice and reassurance all! You've been a great help.
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    No, they won't turn green again. Every leaf will eventually turn yellow and die as new ones are made. Superthrive isn't a fertilizer, and yes you can use fertilizers one day but I don't suggest it for now.

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    Okay.

    Here's a photo update on 'ol Sickie........



    There IS some new growth just like JLAP said. But the old leaves are browning and lookin' kinda nasty.

    I think that she'll be alright. I guess I'm just getting impatient. Oh well........
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    Well...the new leaf doesn't look that bad.

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