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    Nepenthes burbidgeae

    I mentioned some time ago that I received a couple of sickly N. burbidgeae that looked like they had been neglected receiving little water and the growth tip had apparently died. I stuck it into the back of the rack to see if a new bud would appear and it has............along with some other bizarre looking tumorous looking bulge resembling one of those pods from the 1979 movie Alien that the face-grabbers burst forth from.

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    Those are new growth points, congrats.
    Gettin there...

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    Yup. And it kooks like you have two too! Congtats! It should recover like new now. A little TLC and patience goes a long way. Great growing. I has a truncata spontaniously loose its growth point. It too did the have grabber bulge. Its in its way to making a new pitcher now.

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    The new growth points are looking good and getting larger by the day, that fern growing alongside appears to have come from the green snot looking algae I have been complaining about.







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    fern spores germinate in very wet environments. I would pull the fern out before the roots entangle everything. looks like star moss, i hate that stuff I try and pull it out and replace it with sphagnum when i can but it just keeps coming back.
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    After a fern spores take off they produce a thin shell like structure at soil level that seems to be accompanied by green algae. The shell looks nothing like a fern leaf at all but then a few days later the first fern frond appears from the center. Maybe it's time to educate myself about ferns.

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