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    I remember reading of someone saying they had a Nepenthis that they thought was dead but still kept it watered and eventually the thing started new growth. Well I can say for myself that yep it is true. I had a N. coccenia that "gave up the ghost". The thing was dead as far as I could tell, but having read the post I thought I'd keep it watered and see what happened. This thing was all brown without a hint of green. Last night, after about a month and a half or more, I decided it was time to pitch it, but when I grabbed it I noticed a tiny speck of a green bud poking out of the brown stem. I looked closer and found at least three other places new growth was starting.

    So if there is anyone out there with a "dead" Nepenthis, be patient and it just may come back.

    D. Buck.

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    I'll keep that in mind. I think I just killed one of my mystery nepenthes (prbly RaffxAmp) bcs I forgot to water it. It has already lost it's pitchers and the new leaves are dying. Things don't look good.

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    Michael Catalani tells of a similar occurence here. Nepenthes are tougher than I had thought.

    Chris

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    That was it, that was what I read. I thought it was a forum post, but I was wrong. I can't stress enough that this thing was brown, crispy and dead. It didn't even have any leaves, just a brown forked stem. Now it is showing signs of new life. I think I'll try to get a picture of it.

    Don't give up on them.

    D. Buck.

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    i will keep that in mind, my baby nep that nepenthes lover sent to me has 1 leaf green, it is small and all the other leaves have died, its in my terrarium and it is dyeing, maybe itll come back, i surely hope so *crosses fingers*

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    That is great to know. The amazing power of plants…you have got to love'em.

    Travis

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    I finally scanned the photo, it isn't the best but it shows how dead it looked and the new growth points. I think there are six in all.


    [img]http://home.**********.com/darthbuck/notdead.jpg[/img]

    D. Buck.

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    Thats a lot of new points DarthBuck! Soon it might even be better looking then how it did before!

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