I just received a Nepenthes Gracilis I won on e-bay. It arrived in bad shape. The plant was out of the soil and banged up pretty good. I placed it back into its pot. I have not grow this species yet, or seen 1 before. Something that has me a bit concerned is that the bottom stem of the plant is brown with no leaves for about 4". The upper 2" has leaves and a few pitches. I looked at several sites that mentioned Nepenthes Gracilis, and I read 1 which said something about a woody stem. Does Nepenthes Gracilis stem get woody, and that's why it's brown?
Any other ideas or tips you have on growing this nep would be greatly appreciated.