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Thread: The freezing temps appears to have killed my Nepenthes Ventricosa

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    Maybe you could take some cuttings of your vent... it may have some live dormant nodes.

    By the way, it's sort of odd that the lutea did not survive while the prim did... I thought lutea was more cold tolerant.

    Oh, and about the singalana and khasina, It's not horribly surprising that they survived. The khasina is one of the most cold tolerant neps, while singalana is an ultra highlander (or highlander, depending on who you ask, and fairly tolerant). That's the good thing about having highlanders.

    I actually wish there was cold(er) weather around my parts a little more... all I can grow here are lowlanders.
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    keep an eye out. watch for basals.
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    Ow, some of you guys are outright brutal in here, haha.

    Yeah, I wouldn't give up yet. It might send up basals (aka new stems) depending on if the roots survived or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capensis View Post
    Hehe, I would rather live in a warm climate than a cold climate any day! :P



    This is actually very true. Seeing that the temperature was so much lower than usual, they did give warnings and talked about it before the cold front came.
    Me too! But that's my point. I have a lot of family in Southern California, and when it gets chilly its as if the world is ending. Sometimes you just have to remind them that they are still unfortunately, not anywhere near the equator. :P
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    Ok, I checked my plants this afternoon. My large Nepenthes Ventrata that I bought from Lowes is completely dead (the entire plant is brown and I don't think it will send up any shoots). However, I think that my Ventricosa still has a chance. It appears to have brown patches all over the leaves and on some of the new leaves, but it's still green in some parts (unlike my Ventrata which is as dead as a doornail).

    Worst case scenario: the plants die and I buy a new Ventrata and/or Ventricosa from FlyTrapShop.
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    Just because your plant is brown doesnt mean it is completely dead. I have had plants with no leaves or growth tip and completely brown stem come back from the roots after 6 or more months. Yes it takes patience and stable conditions but it is possible. I dont throw a plant out unless it's turned to mush. If your ventricosa made it I'm sure the ventrata can pull through. Next time you get a week's heads up that it's gonna be that cold though...bring them in.

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    Okay, I just took some pictures a few minutes ago.

    Here's my poor Nepenthes Ventrata. Any chance of this coming back?




    And here is my Nepenthes Ventricosa, Khanasi, and Singalana. Thoughts?
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    ouch...


    doesn't look good my friend.

    its probably better to keep them in a shoebox under your bed for a week than leaving them outdoors in those kinds of elements...

    but anyways theres always a chance... just give it proper conditions like you would if it weren't so... dead looking.. you'd be suprised what comes back to life sometimes.

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