I bought this Nep rafflesiana last christmas through another grower and received a complete mess. I had a gift certificate and used it to expand a bit but needless to say the packaging job was horrible. A Sarr was not in dormancy and falling out of the pot and this nep took a beating. Medium was frozen solid when i received it so i quickly repotted with what I had in hand to try and save it. Most of my Neps are in sphagnum/coconut bark medium but 2 are doing really well in perlite/sphagnum which I will replace later on in the year with the coconut / shagnum.
So i repotted this Nep about 2 months ago and trimmed all the dead parts and the left over leaves have stayed the color they are now and I have been waiting for a new bud to form since the meristem and 3-4 nodes were killed due to the cold. The roots are fine and there is some fleshy xylem/phloem that you can see in the pic.
So my question is, is there anyway I can induce budding? Right now the plant is in 28-30 degrees celcius conditions with no less then 50% RH and an 18hr photoperiod.
Thanks for the help!