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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    My nep died! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] It had been very ill-looking for months now, and I have no idea what was ever wrong with it! I got it from Wal-Mart... maybe the soil media wasn't right... ARGH I feel so bad!
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    Never say Die. I have had plants 'die' on me only to return from the roots unexpectantly. Keep it in good conditions for awhile and hope.

    Cheers,

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    Ah you can say die though when your nepenthes have been subjected to 14F overnight. I am STILL keeping that pot of N. ventrata to see just mayeb if they will live again....but I probably will not have any luck unfortunately [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    Far too old to grow up now. Kate's Avatar
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    FTG, go here and keep hoping

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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    Thanks guys. Your words have given me hope. I have cut off everything down to a half-inch stump, kept it in it's pot, and have continued to water it.

    Thank you all very much for the hope you have given me.

    More info on the plant before it died:
    When I got it, it was a perfectly healthy young nep with good-looking pitchers. When I brought it home, I misted it with distilled water every day, and kept it moist(I had to water it from the top, due to the fact that the clear platic ''pot'' that it was in didn't have any drainage holes at all). I kept it outside as much as possible, but only on over 40*F. days, which was becoming rare, even here in Florida, during the winter. After a few days, every one of the pitchers completely closed simultaneously, never to open again. Every new pitcher to sprout(it was extremely slow growing)would never open and came up very small. When the tiny new pitchers did come up, they would immediately turn black and die, slowly followed by the leaf turning black and dieing as well. Eventually, despite all my efforts, the whole plant completely stopped growing and just up and died, all in a matter of two weeks or so.

    P.S. The ''pot'' that it is in is actually a square, clear plastic container that department store's cps are always sold in. I made a couple drainage holes in the bottom of the container. I have been watering the nep from the top since I got it at Wal-Mart many moons ago. Should I move it into a ''pot'' pot? Or would it be better to just leave it where it is?
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    The pitchers lids closing is a common problem when a plant goes from a very humid environment to a less humid one. Nepenthes need to be adjusted slowly to new conditions. Usually new growth will be adjusted to your growing conditions provided they are within the normal parameters for the plant. The turning black part is more worrysome. I suspect that it was too wet and the roots suffocated/rotted. Generally speaking Nepenthes should be in a well drained mix and kept moist.

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    I wonder how many Wal-mart neps survive even a few months. Its like selling Darlingtonia and you know people are going to try and grow them inside and wonder why the things die of heatstroke.

    Oh well.

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    mine have lived for many months and now they're putting on two inch pitchers with lots of color which are the second biggest pitchers in my collection
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