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    After buying my first Nep yesterday, I took it home and let it sit in some distilled water for about 2 hours. I then took it out so it could drain, then I headed for bed. When I woke up this morning the two pitchers that the plant had are laying on their sides and quite a few of the leaves are wilted. I am very worried that I will kill this plant, but I really really don't want to. Any help at all would be much appreciated, what the heck could I have done wrong to this plant that made it wilt over night, ahhhhhhhhhhh [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    Hmmm you couldn't have overwatered it. What humidity and temperature was it in?

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    I had it in about a 73 F temp. I just kept it in my room because it was storming outside, I am completley clueless on what I could've done wrong here? The plant is now outside in partial sun, the soil is perfectly moist also, not soaking wet, and not dry. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    Hmmm....interesting. I am clueless EXCEPT it COULD have had a super low humidity drop like from 80% to 10% but that is highly unlikely. I would say that it was just a phenominon. But truelly I have no idea! As long as the plant looks normal again i wouldn't worry. Just keep an eye on it.

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    I am guessing that the plant was greenhouse grown and packaged in a plastic container?

    Clearly what has happened is the plant is wilted from a sudden drop in humidity. Most Nepenthes are extreamly sensitive to growing environment changes. Particularly when going to a less humid one. The good news based on your description from the other string, is that you probably have one of the mass produced hybrids which are quite hardy but only once they have adjusted to their new home. I would suggest you take the plant inside put it in a clear plastic bag in a location that does not get any direct sun (or you will have cooked Nepenthes). Mist the plant lightly to help increase the humidity quickly. Then leave a little opening in the top of the bag and slowly over a period of a couple weeks or so open the bag up a little. Watch for signs of wilting as you do this (particularly noticable on the young leaves first). Keep the plant moist but not soaking wet.
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    Its the humidity. That hapened to one of my plants. Put it in a bag dome.

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    May be in shock [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] . I bought a pitcher plant from a store and looked really back. Now two months later it is doing alot better (not great but better). I think if you just give it go care it will recover (just adjusting from shock).

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    I sure hope it will recover, the plant is really small right now and I hope it is just shock that it is experiencing right now, it is an amazing plant. I couldn't belive it when I saw it at the store, it was a bit expensive but if it recovers it will be well worth it
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