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    I need a little Nepenthes help

    I have two Nepenthes that I'm not sure if they're ok or not and would appreciate some advice/thoughts.

    The first one is N. spectabilis. I'm not sure if I even need to worry about this one since the newer leaves are doing good. My concern is the older leaves seem to die really fast and turn brown like in the picture. Maybe it's in ok conditions but not ideal? I just feel like it's not doing as good as it can be.
    Temps are 75-80F during the day and 66-69F at night. 80% humidity. Media is a mix of spaghnum, orchid bark and perlite. Bright non direct light for 10-12 hrs.


    Second plant which is worrying me more is the N bicalcarata. It almost looks like its developing a nutrient deficiency (chlorotic and brown edging of leaves). Any ideas on this one?


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    Not sure on the bicalcarata, temps are a bit low for the species though. The spectabilis looks ok. Probably just damaged sustained in shipping.

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    You didn't mention how long you've had either of these. Are they recent acquisitions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu138 View Post
    Not sure on the bicalcarata, temps are a bit low for the species though. The spectabilis looks ok. Probably just damaged sustained in shipping.
    Oh sorry, forgot to put the specs on the bicalcarata. It's growing outside where its in the high 80-90s with about the same humidity and a little more light than the spectabilis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    You didn't mention how long you've had either of these. Are they recent acquisitions.
    I have had the bicalcarata for about 2 months, so not very long. When I received it, it was in very good condition and no signs of anything wrong. So I know it must be something I'm doing wrong. The spectabilis I have had for about 4 months and was also in good condition.
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    I would say just acclimation and shipping stress on both plants. And to reiterate Paul's question.....how long have you had them ?

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    Also a side note of interest, the two plants on either side of the bicalcarata are also bicals that were purchased within a week of one another. All are growing in the same place and same media the only difference is the variety if bical and ages. The others seem to be doing good
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    A plant like spectabilis shouldn't be looking that poor after four months. It is looking like a plant that has no roots. How do you water it, etc. Hard to say what it isn't happy about, but its possible that 69F nights are too warm for long term health.

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