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Thread: Need Help!!! My Nepenthe Cups Turn Black

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    Looks like they've solved it for you... if you ever get some nice pitchers on a rare plant just fill them all the way with water to preserve them until the plant starts making pitchers again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zlookup View Post
    If you fill the pitchers with water and bag the plant and slowly acclimate over time, the pitchers can sometimes be kept alive and well. Even if you don't bag, filling the pitchers will prolong their life after shipping. Either way, it'll recover eventually if there are no other issues with it as it gets use to the conditions and settles in.
    I will try when I got another Nep. Very interesting and useful information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lance View Post
    Looks like they've solved it for you... if you ever get some nice pitchers on a rare plant just fill them all the way with water to preserve them until the plant starts making pitchers again.
    Another lesson to learn. I am a newbie and I want to fill cups but I'm afraid.

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    3 cups turn black and I still have 2 cups. I should fill up with distilled water right?


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    yeah fill em up

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    Thank all for your help !!!

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    Do note filling the pitchers with water dilutes the enzymes the plant produces itself. For now, it's a good idea to prolong hte life of the pitchers, but as the plant acclimates, and new pitchers form, don't add water, just give an insect or two. The nutrients in the bug will keep the pitchers active for a long time. I've had a N. ventricosa with pitchers well over 1 1/2 years old.
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    good point, this is just for stressed/unhappy plants to help them through a hard time

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