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    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    the process will take months...even half a year....but as long as you have a great, established root system, the plant will recover.... unlike cuttings---the reason why cuttings fail in regards to the brown parts, i suspect is because of 1) no photosythesizable parts, and 2) no root system for nutrient acquisition. you have a root system, so the plant will begin to store energy to prepare a nodal/basal activation.
    That makes sense, yeah. I guess I was thinking that the auxillary nodes in that region were long dead- given a 2* cell wall and used for support. And if hadn't made a basal by now, it wasn't going to.
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    Remove your plants to a safer space. Otherwise, you can expect this to happen again in the future. Its the nature of public displays.

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    OMG!!! I would place some security cameras in there, find out who did it and go freaking ham on them!!!

    If I found anyone had cut my plants down to a stub, I don't even know what I would do.

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    Oh, man. That's awful!

    I also agree: keep the stub. I got a Nep that was badly sunburned a long time ago, and the stem died back to just a couple inches off the soil. It grew back, and now I'm trying to get rid of pieces to tame it a little.

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    That is truly a lame story... I'm sorry to hear it.

    At least it was just a N. gracilis, still though. . . I can't even believe the nerve of that person!

    I've never been in this situation but I would bet that being such a hardy species and if it has a sturdy root stock you should hopefully see a new stem forming in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    Remove your plants to a safer space. Otherwise, you can expect this to happen again in the future. Its the nature of public displays.
    I wish I could! I'm still just a student here and it's either put them there or out in the the cold harsh conditions of New England, and they literally wouldn't last a day this time of year.

    I really wouldn't mind people taking cuttings, but it was the fact that this person had no idea what they were doing that troubled me the most.

    Thank you everyone for your encouragement, and even the offer for a replacement. I will just let it sit with my N. x 'Ventrata' and see what happens. The latter is pushing out some serious growth, maybe it'll act as a little "inspiration." (Ha, I wish it worked like that....)

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    So sorry about that! The plant will most likely grow back..remember, the roots are still alive and well.. Maybe you could set up video cameras or put up warning signs. My friend owns this 10 foot high pile of stacked horse shoes and put a sign on it that says "stealing horse shoes will bring you bad luck"... and so far its working! Maybe something like that would work, or put up a sign that says "Warning...touching the stem's of these plants will give you serious rashes"


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