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    N. ampullaria Shriveled Up Like A Prune!

    Okay, so I took my N. ampullaria out of its giant jar about three hours ago to let it air out a bit. I pulled him out of his "pot" so I could get all his dead pitchers off and I may or may not have felt a slight "pop", then I put him back in his pot. I checked on him a moment ago, and his leaves are all wilted and shriveled! The lids on his pitchers even closed! I got him a few months ago, and I've never had a pitcher before. What the heck happened? You'd think I hadn't watered him in several weeks!

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    Weird! Do you have a before and after picture?

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    Sadly, I haven't taken any pictures of him yet.

    Just imagine my pitcher as lettuce.

    Before: http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/post...6782&email=yes

    After (except not crispy brown):
    http://www.shouragroup.com/Images/ga...rium_wilt2.jpg

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    They don't like being moved from high humidity to low humidity suddenly, or having their roots disturbed. It sounds like a stress response.

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    Could that "pop" have been the roots being pulled off of the plant? That'd do it. Is it a cutting or a basal meaning that roots may have only formed recently?

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    I was going to say humidity as well. How long was it out of the jar?

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    Right now the first thing you should do is put it back in it's jar and seal it up as it normally was. It's most likely a humidity problem (the jar must have had about 100% humidity or so). If the cells are still alive they should rehydrate and the plant should return to normal.


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    It was out the jar for maybe three hours. It's not a cutting or anything. I think it has a fully formed root system and everything.

    I checked on him this morning and he seems to be perking up again.
    Last edited by Teddscau; 11-26-2012 at 01:10 PM.

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