Any suggestions for treatment? How do I isolate the plant when the terrarium filled with other plants is the only vacant spot. I had a spot on my window, (plant still would not be isolated) and that is now taken up.
Rearrange everything. Or just throw it out since some have said it's dead.
"The tragedy of life is not that every man loses; but that he almost wins."
"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"
Is it a disease that will only affect nepenthes? would placing the bag back over the nepenthes help stop it from spreading?
I am not sure if it is disease, the plant arrived in good shape with one leaf damaged, it was after arrival that the plant started to decline. I think it might have been an extreme case of shock. None of my nepenthes have any pest/diseases so it could not have gotten it from another plant.
Oh and I hope you find your nepenthes.
disease isnt always a specific organism or catalyst. to me it looks like root rot. if the roots are dead. there is no hope for the plant. placing a bag over it would make it worse.
Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer
How long have you had this plant since you recieved it from wherever you bought it? If you still feel that it's relatively new, you should contact the nursery and let them know about it. I'm sure they would be willing to give you a refund or replacement plant.
I bought it from a grower, not a nursery.
I have had it for about 3 weeks but it started to decline as soon as I got it, may have started before it arrived as one leave was half black not like if you were to cut the leaf when rooting a cutting, but half black like if you were to fold the leave in half creasing the leave where the tendril is. The grower told me to water it 3 times or it would start to decline because they use a very free draining mix. I did for the first few days allowing the water to drain out the pot into the saucer, I then dumped the water in the saucer out. The plants leaves died 1 per day over a course of three days. I felt the soil when the apical meristem was the only green thing left and it was really wet I started watering it on Saturdays and Wednesdays instead of 3 times per day. That kept the soil moist instead of waterlogged but the apical meristem had died the fourth day. I haven't given up on it I still water it and treat it as if it were still alive. I am been yearning for it to "pull a phoenix". When I purchased it the grower showed me a photo and it arrived looking exactly like it did in the photo except the half dead leaf which was not brown but black. They told me they had one available so I believe I bought the last plant. I don't know if the grower has another plant to replace the one I lost, or if he/she did, would.
It definately sounds like this was not your fault. It was probably just a mistake on the previous grower's hands or simply a bad and/or diseased plant.
I would really reccomend contacting the person you got it from ASAP.
Remember the mummy plant? It lived for a little bit, but no phoenix occurred, sadly. I would take it up with the seller, sounds like you got hosed.
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Khasiana is difficult to root from cuttings. Even after it has a bunch of roots it can succomb to root rot if it is kept too wet. I grow these in a very free draining mix and water 3x a day, (although they may not get much water each time). Let me check to see if I have another one and I'll send it to you. I wouldn't recommend sphagnum for rooted khasiana cuttings.
Here's a pic of a typical rooted khasiana cutting:
I stabilize these for at least a couple months in soil in my greenhouse before releasing them.
A day without Nepenthes is like a day without sunshine