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    Sad neps

    Ok, this has been going on for long enough now and I'm really hoping that the brilliant minds of terraforums can give me a solution.

    A few of my neps are starting to act very sad, here are some pictures.
    reinwardtiana


    sibuyanensis


    ventricosa


    Nep that for the life of me I can't remember which it is (good luck IDing it)


    Also, until recently my Inermis was doing great... now it put out a leaf that looks like this...


    Ok, now you have the sad pictures . Here are the conditions. Daytime is about 75F and 75% humidity. The plants are 9.5 inches (were 7 inches until i thought the plants were getting burned.) The night-time temps are around 55-60F with 95%ish humidity. They are under t8 lights for 16 hours per day. As you can see, the shpagnum on top is dry, but the medium under it does not seem to be. I don't know what the potting medium is as they were given to me potted... but i'm open to suggestions if you think it could be that...

    If you need more info Plz ask, if it helps a plant I'd be more than willing to tell.

    Thanks!
    -Isaac
    Last edited by antechron; 03-15-2011 at 07:39 PM.

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    cant see photos...

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    Move the lights to about 10 inches away and change the soil to something with better drainage...like a perlite/lfs/bark mix....and water it often.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    im having simular experience with some of my nepenthes new growth points.....exo is it just cus my lights are too close?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rball0406 View Post
    im having simular experience with some of my nepenthes new growth points.....exo is it just cus my lights are too close?
    I've seen it because of lights that were too close...soil that is too wet and dense...soil that has too many salts built up.....and underwatering.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Your media looks a bit too dry in those pictures...

    Could you check under the leaves? If there are splotches of brownish discoloration, you could have a pest problem. And those can be difficult to kick.
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    There are no brown patches. The only bugs i see are the little white things that live in the soil. Are they an issue? I've been using neem oil just in case for the last 2 weeks I think. I just repotted 2 of them in some really loose airy mix of LFS, perlite, a little orchid bark, and some vermiculite. I'm going to have to water it a lot more. The old medium looked like mostly APS with a little orchid bark, and a tiny bit of LFS. the soil was moist and drained very well... but wouldn't have been my choice.

    More questions?

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