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    I've heard that long-striped long sphagnum is not good for it..and I use it to drain the water at the bottom of the pot..I would use something else.
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    Highly doubt it's the pot or the potting mix. As long as it has been kept moist it wouldn't be an issue. In the long run clay pots can be a problem as salts will accumulate as water evaporates off it's surface. The distilled water will slow the process considerably however.

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    It arrived in good shape. About 5 days ago I noticed it taking a turn for the worse and it has gotten progresivly worse up till now. It was within a few days of arrival that it started to dive, as I have only had the plants for 8 days or so. It was shipped with a small amount of potting mix around the roots.

    So basically, cut off all the leaves except the one that looks like might have a bit of hope?


    Thanks a bunch

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    Based on that photo, I think I'd cut all but the one new leaf either completely or almost completely off. There is one in the foreground and one to the right where I'd save just a bit of the leaf surface for a while.

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    dude you got that thing at 78 day and 68 night? theres your problem


    it likes 85+ day with 75+ night, and the humidity SHOULD be above 80
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    Quote (Casper @ Oct. 04 2003,11:49)
    It arrived in good shape. About 5 days ago I noticed it taking a turn for the worse and it has gotten progresivly worse up till now. It was within a few days of arrival that it started to dive, as I have only had the plants for 8 days or so. It was shipped with a small amount of potting mix around the roots.

    So basically, cut off all the leaves except the one that looks like might have a bit of hope?


    Thanks a bunch

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    dont cut off ALL the leaves, cut off all the BLACK and dead parts of the leaves, the green parts are still good
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    Wow, that's some bad damage. I just got a bical a couple of weeks ago, potted from Malaysia. The potted factor is probably why it's doing so well... But, I have it in conditions with 55-70% humidity, temps of 85F max (usualy 78-83F) during the day, and 65F minimum (usualy 66-70F) at night. At first, the older, but still green leaves began to blacken rather rapidly, but then the damage stoped, with the newest leaf in almost perfect condition still. Now, almost two weeks later, it is beginning to form new leaves. You might want to make sure the sphagnum is packed in enough and make sure it was moistened properly. Also, you should let the temps rise atleast a couple of degrees higher. That should help you atleast a little [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] .

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    Hi Casper,
    That sounds a bit cold, here's my advice:
    Warm things up a bit, like a minimum of 72*F. I accomplish this with an aquarium heater in a jar of water, with the heater set on high, running 24/7. Night is about 72-75*F, day is around 82*F. The little rafflesiana that I rescued (from a cold dark and dry windowsill) literally grew a new leaf bud a day for a while once it was in these conditions. Now it has some beautiful pitchers, and seems quite happy, which your bical will do once it gets warmer, although maybe not quite as fast... Also, maybe add some peat to the LFS, bicals are one of the swampiest neps that there are, and they can take a bi more water in the soil than most, but still with good drainage. Also, the clay pot may or may not be a bad thing, but I would definately put it in a plastic one just in case, with a potting mix of: 3 Sphagnum: 2 Peat: 1 perlite.
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