I paid 40$ for a male specimen of nepenthes khasiana. It arrived with one beat up leaf but had two more and new growth emerging. I put it on my window in a plastic baggie with the corners sliced off. I was planning to cut the corners a little more each day for several weeks or so to help acclimate it to lower humidity. It was suppose to be a fairly simple process but for some reason all the lives died and the apical meristem has kicked the bucket. I have since moved it into my four foot tank under fluorescent lights. I still have the plastic baggie over it. I cut off the apical meristem because I was not sure if the hormone contained in the growth tip would still suppress basal production even though the apical meristem had died. I am waiting for new growth to emerge from dormant nodes but the entire vine itself was a woody vine and the plant that died appeared to have grow from an activated node from when the previous owner had last taken cuttings. I took a photo today their appears to be some round dots olive green and some orange things on the woody vine. I will take a picture and upload it. I have heard LFS is great for ill nepenthes, I have a bit I could re pot it in. Or do you think I should leave it alone and re pot it once it recovers.
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