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    Not something you like to see...

    Words couldn't describe my anger when I went to check on my plants at the Universty's greenhouse and found some one had helped themselves to my one foot(+) tall N. gracilis leaving me with just this little stub:





    Cut down to the woody portion, an inch above the media,(as if it were a rosebush!) and the plant had yet to send up a basal. I tore through the greenhouse complex in a rage, thinking some little punk took it for his propagation class. But alas, nothing. I've given so many cuttings of my nepenthes to the University, some willingly, and some behind my back. I didn't even mind the latter, because they were usually taking basals, and were done without harming the plant in the slightest. But this!? This is senseless. Someone obviously had no idea what (s)he was doing, and so the cuttings they took will likely die in their care anyway.

    The only, the ONLY logic I could see in what they did is this: It's growing in a pot with N. x 'Ventrata,' so, maybe they thought the N. gracilis was a runner, or something. Either way they had new clue about Nepenthes, that's for sure.

    As I understand it, it's a hopeless case, even with it's established root system. Oh well, looks like I know what I'll be looking for this year's NECPS plant show...


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    no. it is not a hopeless case. keep it. you'll be surprised. i've had a glabrata come back from a situation not unlike this.
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    Oh man thats brutal! what the hell were they thinking?! Sorry dude!

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    Yeah.....tis why my plants will never go anywhere public.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Thats some serious BS. I have an extra gracilis if you'd like it just drop me a PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    no. it is not a hopeless case. keep it. you'll be surprised. i've had a glabrata come back from a situation not unlike this.
    Seriously? Best news I've had all day!
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    It should grow back just fine. Just give it some time.

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    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.
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