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Thread: Nepenthes leaf curling? I don't think it's water...or is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theplantman View Post
    How hot is the curled leaf getting? I don't do any growing under artificial lighting so I don't know how close is too close, but if it isn't root rot (I suspect this also) it could be heat scorch. The yellowing on the lower leaves seems like a sign that something is wrong--how fast did they turn yellow? If slow (1-2 weeks) it's probably hungry, if quick (3-5 days or less) then rot is likely.

    We need to know more about your potting mix and watering regime to say more. You can physically inspect for root rot if you are careful in how you unpot the plant.
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    It's in its original potting mix from the grower. The leaves are getting to 85 (according to the thermometer gun) I water them once every morning. They took about a week to turn yellow and brown like that, last time I noticed this with as with my plant that was acclimating to the new enviornment.

    I sniffed around and poked around and it didn't smell like root rot

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    The basal growth looks perfectly healthy though, forgot to mention

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanthawat View Post
    I water them with a spray bottle so water splashes everywhere
    They don't like that (water on leaves all the time).
    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
    Aren't I pretty, don't I smell good? I'd come to you if I could
    But I can't so you must come to me, I'm sure we will get along splendidly

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    I'm also thinking it may be getting too warm- the leaves are coated in fine hairs, kinda like some succulents are(Echeveria). Water gets trapped on these hairs and it causes the leaves to burn. Not saying this is your exact issue though... I have a few Neps but not a Nep expert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantea View Post
    I'm also thinking it may be getting too warm- the leaves are coated in fine hairs, kinda like some succulents are(Echeveria). Water gets trapped on these hairs and it causes the leaves to burn. Not saying this is your exact issue though... I have a few Neps but not a Nep expert.
    I don't think that is it, I think the moisture itself all over the leaves over a prolonged period irritates certain species a lot.
    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
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    Water on leaves will cause spotting and rotting, not the wilting and curling we're seeing here.

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    I thought it was fine to mist Nepenthes from time to time if you are growing them in a place that isn't very humid, like a windowsill.

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    Mist is fine particles, not big water droplets. It makes a difference.
    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
    Aren't I pretty, don't I smell good? I'd come to you if I could
    But I can't so you must come to me, I'm sure we will get along splendidly

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