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    Growth Tips Dying?

    I noticed yesterday that the growth tip on my N. lowii x campanulata was turning black. After freaking out, I hoped for the best -- at least I could resort to the basal, right? Just five minuted ago I found the basal's growth tip turning black!

    I know the person I got it from is gonna see this, so just know it is/was one of my favorites and I cared for it well. It got the same conditions as 35-40 other Nepenthes, same watering and light. Lowii x spectabilis growing right next to it, also.

    The leaves are great and solid, so I don't think it would be root rot. The most recent leaf was massive, even.

    ***So basically, what can I do to make it not die?***

    The growth tips are both 1/2" or less out of the last leaf and they have dark gray tones mixed with a bit of green. No completely black areas, just tinted blackish on the growth tips.

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    Do you fertilize? I recently caused a nepenthes disaster in my collection with too much if the (apparently) wrong fertilizer.

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    Post pics

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    Nope, hasn't been fertilized except a foliar mist twice over the course of like four months or however long I've had it. Plus, I do everything I did to it to every single one of my plants -- they all are treated the same. At this point I really don't want to worry about what caused it, but it may be over-watering because I do have all of my Nepenthes in trays of water. That one may have been more sensitive than the others, I suppose. It's no longer in the dish though.

    I want to be able to help it not die, rather than focus on what may have gone wrong.

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    why no pics...?

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    Its from the genes of campy, the tip of the growthpoint will look dark purple/black. It did that for me before I sent it to you, post a pic anyways.

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    hmmm never heard of that with campy

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    myles, it was quite evident on my lowii x campy when I had it, the tip of the growthpoint is a dark greyish purple, just like how pineapple described, look closely at your own plant, it might have it too.

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