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    to Snip... or not to Snip...that is the question

    So a while back a few plants got burned from the sun.
    Wondering if i should snip my dubia to re root it to see if that helps it start growing again. Cause it hasnt produced leaves in a while and its never pitchered for me since I've had it. Wondering on what i should do cause it appears the burned part is traveling up the stalk making it brown ugly and hard soo idk if its dying and if i could save it so i don't loose it.

    Been really hot recently had to make a humidity shelve but gotta get a better light cause some are shrinking their growth points sooo one problem at a time!


    What do y'all think should i snip it or not? And if i do should it help. Thanx

    Was gonna snip it where the healthy red stalk is still showing.

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    IMO, it is stressed enough already, no need to make it try to reroot, I'm sure it is on the current agenda.

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    Yea its on the... Please let ME die already..agenda..unfortunatly. Ahrg!

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    I would definitely cut it and try re-rooting it.

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    N. Dubia is an ultra highlander. If the proper conditions are not met, or given somewhat close to its needs, then it will not easily pitcher for ya. Chopping for a restart would likely give you the same results so, if it were mine, I would let it grow somewhat & then snip it for multiple cuttings. What conditions do you have this 1 in Kat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KATastrophe View Post
    it appears the burned part is traveling up the stalk.
    Are you certain that isn't rot?
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    To expand on my post- I had an N. glabrata that suffered heat damage last summer. It sat in suspended animation for close to a year, until I finally recognized that the whole stem was dried out and dead, and the plant wasn't getting any water or nutrients from the roots. I cut off the black, dried stem (similar to what you have) leaving only the living tissue + a few leaves, stuck it in some live Sphagnum, and placed it in a cool spot under lights. It has since recovered and is growing very nicely. I suspect that had I left it longer, it would eventually just shrivel up and die. I would chop your plant at a 45 degree angle just below the lowest leaf and place it in live Sphagnum if available.

    All that said, it's likely futile if you can't put it in a cooler spot. And if yours is root rot traveling up the stem, the situation is a bit more urgent.
    Last edited by Avery; 08-02-2015 at 04:51 PM.

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