Despite reading warnings that Talangensis can be a difficult plant to grow successfully, I went ahead and bought one some months back. Well, despite good wintertime temperatures and good light and humidity, my Talangensis continues on its shrinking path of self-destruction. I don't know if I should trade/give it away or let it continue to shrink just to spite it . My Gymnamphora is showing a similar pattern, but as I told Clint, I think it is because of all the basals being produced. I think I should just cut off the main stem of the Gymnamphora (root it), and let the basals grow out separately. What do you guys think? I'm not sure what to do about the Talangensis either... can anyone offer some advice on encouraging good growth? Is it pretty much doomed? What are ideal conditions for Talangensis? Any and all input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Gymnamphora: (It originally came with a pitcher about three times the size of the largest one in the picture, but it was crushed during shipping. At that time there was only a tiny basal sprouting up. Shortly after about 3 nodes became activated, and about 4 or 5 basals sprouted up. The node growth has since died, but the basals seem to be doing OK... Would cutting the larger part of the plant kill some of the basals via decreased photosynthesis and nutrients?)