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    N. ventricosa Troubles

    I've had this N. ventricosa for almost a 18 months now and it's starting to show signs of discomfort. Pests? It doesn't look like it. I'm wondering if the roots were becoming soggy from the old media. I transplanted it into fresh LFS and orchid bark like the rest of my plants. My daytime temps range from 72-78 F and nights fall into the lower 60s F. Humidity hang around 60%.



    Here you can see the bubbly texture the new leaves have taken. Also, the latest leaf looks weak and thin. Any suggestions?

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    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 01-15-2011 at 06:36 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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    Probably caused from the old media and the repot...the next leaf will probably be normal.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Thanks Exo.

    My guess is the old growing media was saturated with dissolved solids. We'll see what the next leaf looks like in a few weeks.

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    I agree, a repot will probably do the trick. The temp and humidity ranges seem good, thought N. ventricosa can't take a fair bit of abuse in that aspect.

    What's the nice red leafed plant Nep you have?
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 01-15-2011 at 10:16 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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    Give it some time to rebound - it sounds like you've done the right thing already. My plants sometimes get that leathery texture to their leaves when they're a little too dry or warm, so if that showed up after the repot it could just be that the roots need time to adjust to the new media.
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    @ Soop - You mean this little one?



    This is my newest Nep. A pretty N. "Black Knight". I've only had it for about a month, so I can't take too much credit

    @seed - The curly leaf and blisters came before the re-pot. I'm hoping the new media will help! Crossing my fingers. This was my first Nep. It started as a 4'' seedling.
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    Yes!

    I love the deep red color of the leaves. Such a beautiful contrast to the typical green. I'll have to look into getting one.

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    Yes, your plant is looking not too bad. As others have said it should resume healthy growth soon.

    If you think your ventricosa is worse for wear you haven't seen mine!
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