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    True dat. very very true. I had a similar experince with N. rajah that grew well for a while till I changed conditions by moving back from university. On top of that..media changes...temperature changes when i moved back to an apartment all compounded into the plant just staying like a plastic plant until I got sick of it and chucked it away after getting a smaller new specimen. Well...I won't be doing that with this little guy.

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    Nothing beats giving a plant the ideal conditions it wants!
    Nothing can make up for that, and nothing can take its place!
    While the coffee probably wasn't a great idea, no point beating yourself about it, nor about taking a vacation.
    Again, I believe the best thing you can do is to give it as close to ideal conditions as possible.
    If your nights are not cool enough, start putting ice packs in at night, and refreeze them during the day. Even a few nights a week that are more in line with its natural environment, will help.
    If you value it, then do the best you can, when you can.

    Good luck!
    Indeed the plant looked great when you first got it!

    Keep in mind, we learn the most when we encounter problems and are forced to deal with them!
    Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


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    Well said man. Thanks for the positive advice.

    I will be looking forward to the day when I can see my macrophylla back in good condition.

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    DVG has had some great success with his ultrahighlanders - you may want to check with him ..... here's one of his threads.
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    Thats right...he is one of the UH gurus.

    Doug ......any 2 cents on this??

    thnx
    Last edited by vraev; 05-13-2010 at 08:10 AM.

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    Jeeze that sucks. Looks like it's coming back though, so keep doing whatever your doing now I'd say. I've had mine for a year. It was the size of a penny when I got it. A year later, it's still the size of a penny. Slow doesn't even begin to describe this thing. I'm wishing I'd gotten one with some size as yours had.

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    Yeah man!! In december if you notice, it reached its peak speed...a leaf per month.... and thats when this happened. And later after the january issue, I also repotted it from a regular plastic pot into a net pot thinking that might help. So overall...everything was against the little guy...first... dehydration nearly to death + repotting and total root system destabilization.

    It definitely was a good size. At first I was even doubtful if it is a real macro...I still am... the leaf structure doesn't seem like the one that Doug has and this looks very close to the clone "S" of wistuba. But well...lets see. XTM also goes for 100$ +. I just want this guy to recover.

    However, one positive attribute is its slow growth rate....time and time again, I have read about macros being a lot slower than XTM and this one surely fits the bill.

    ANyways...lets see... I am going to patiently wait for the guy to recover. My first macro and I want to bring it back to the land of growing.

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