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    My Rafflesiana Elongata snapped growth tip

    Hey all. This is my Rafflesiana V. Elongata I just got recently. The growth tip was snapped along with some leaves during shipping. I left them on there in case the plant was able to pull its nutrients from the dying parts. I'm not sure if Neps can do this, but I know many other types of plants can. I originally posted this pic and inquiry under my introduction (http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh....php?t=110042), but I think this area is probably more appropriate. How do you guys think it will turn out? It has a fairly extensive root structure, so I am thinking it should bounce back, but it looks pretty rugged. Any advice/comments/suggestions would be appreciated. (I got it about a week and a half ago, when the growth tip was still green and freshly snapped)



    Also, I have a couple other pics and questions in my introduction, so please feel free to give advice or any thoughts you guys might have.

    -Daniel

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    As long as the growth point doesn't turn black, I dont think you should worry. something like this happened to my N macrovulgaris, and it's bouncing back.

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    I will say just give it a lot of water, put a couple of pellets of osmocote so it get a boost of energy and let them be for a while...

    Im really sure it will recover, the nepenthes are strong plants, and as I see, if the root system is not damage it will recover with no problem.

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    I'm in agreement with everyone here so far. I think your plant will be fine. Just give it decent conditions and a good dosage of time, and I'm sure you'll see new growth eventually, whether it be in the form of a basal shoot developing or a dormant node deciding to awaken. Let's just say I've had Nepenthes bounce back when the odds were much worse!

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    Mnn~ the plant looks like fine.
    Only a little dehydration.(leaf curl)
    just enhance the air humidity, and put it on the bright place.
    Do not let the sunlight direct beam.
    I think your plant will recover quickly.

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    Sweet... Thanks guys. Hey duckking, I think the curl is due to the leaf dying off. Those parts were the snapped parts. The humidity is usually always above 70%. Do you still think i should try to increase humidity even higher though? Thanks again for everyones input.

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    probably not. I'm sure it's fine where it is. I grow my raff gigantea in ~50%
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    don't wory about the brown splotches either. i had that on my raff gigantea after the windowsill transitions. Curled leaves was first, then they turned brownish gray like in the picture. And then it bounced back.

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