Very sorry to see such damage Varun I know how much you treasure your plants. From your photos I would hope a few may well pull though with luck. The burbidgeae x edwardsiana & at least one of the jambans look as if they could survive. One of my mini maxima went like this a few years ago where the whole plant went brown/black after a colder spell. I brought it indoors and took a few cuttings from of the damaged stems. They failed to take but the mother plant did resprout in the spring. So keep all your plants and give them the same treatment they had before the accident. Is the tank normally heated or does it just get its warmth from the room temperature its in?
I always hate winters and the unexpected nasty surprises they can throw up. The very best of luck and fingers crossed.
Carnivorous plant enthusiast
N. villosa looks okay. Damn, I didn't know you had such an impressive collection. Once my SPhagnum spreads some more I'm definitely going to try to send you some to help consolidate the losses.
OMG that's horrible! If I lived in Canada I'd send you some plants My heart goes out to you..
You know I've heard people having their plants sprout back from the roots when the top dies so don't toss them quite yet - give them 6 months if you've got the room to see if basals pop up on the ones that didn't have frozen solid pots. Good luck.
Carnivorous plant enthusiast
Thanks Paul for the detailed advice. SO do u think I should uncover the sheathed growth points in plants and cut away all the surround dead leaves and leave the stumps? Is repotting in this time a good idea?
Originally Posted by GrowinOld
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The heating in the apartment is baseboard heating. I have no control over it. So generally in summer there is too much heating (25 floor apartment). Thats why for the past 4y I have lived here, I have vented in cool air from outside using a pipe and blew it through a humidifier output into the tank. It was never an issue. During day time they are fine because of the 8 T5 lights that put out their own amount of heat.
Originally Posted by fly-catchers
Originally Posted by thez_yo
Thanks guys. I will not give up on them. I'll wait till the whole thing goes black or starts growing again.
Originally Posted by Wire Man
Well WireMan...doesn't matter anymore.... These were my most precious plants...especially the seedlings, the macrophylla, the burbidgeae x edwardsiana, tenuis and the robcantleyii. If they don't recover, I don't think I can get these plants again anytime soon. Thanks for the offer on the moss. But don't worry about it for now. Whats the point if I don't even have good plants to use the moss as a top dressing.
Thanks everyone for the kind remarks. I just don't feel like looking at the tank again. Everytime I look in, I spot something else messed up. I know a couple of my lepanthes aren't looking great either.
Lover of Mountains
What a nightmare. Not only to have possibly lost so many plants, but all that time also. I really hope they pull through for you.
Hear the Call of Nepenthes
I'm very sorry to hear about this! I don't really know what to say, it seems to me that the last ones you posted will make it, especially N. villosa, which demonstrated it's cold hardiness. I know you've worked really hard to build this collection up, but I'm sure many will make it through..
All the best to your plants and you ...
Really horrible... Felt sick to my stomach looking at this, and I can't imagine how you feel.
I wish I could send you some stuff, but I just don't have the collection.
At least it looks like some will make it.
My royal truncata errr whatever we call it now needs a good home, i dont have room...
Wow Butch.... thats very kind but how are you gonna get it over the Canadian border to him?