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    Thanks Ram, say lemme see that mallet for a few minutes...! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    I'm calmer now what makes me so furious, is not only is N. bical my fave nep species it was also my fave plant in my collection due to speed of growth (second only to the N x ventrata for growing/increasing pitcher size), now it'll take "forever" (to me) to regain it's vigor if it can make side shoots at this age.

    As far as I know it's still "young" because the internodes would be much longer if it were a vine cutting. Can rosette age plants make side growth or from where might the plant begin growing again?

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    Deep breath....

    Ok now the good part. There is always a dormant node at each leaf junction regardless of plant size or age, rosette or climbing.

    Now the bad news.. it will probably be 6 months or more before any side shoots are making decently large leaves. You might get more than one new start though and have a nice multilead plant in the end.
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    Your plant will be fine, trust me!

    One of two things will likely happen:
    Either you'll have a dormant node break, as others have mentioned, *or*,
    if the tip didn't break off too far down, you'll have new growth still produced
    at what's left of it. Either way, *don't* get rid of it. It's going to be just fine!

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    Red face

    You know, the same thing happened to me with my first nep... N. x Little pot of horrors (we think it's alata). You know what happened? now, 4 or 5 months later, the darn thing forked! It developed new grow points! One is even coming up from the roots (at least I think so). So don't panic. Just a little TLC, and it will be just fine. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    sword how much of it was cut off. you might be able to start a new plant from the cutting. if it is big enough. just a thought
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    Swords,
    Don't worry, your plant will be fine. I have a N. x Ventrata and the same thing happened to me. Putting it in a terrarium, a couple of months later, a little node appeared on the side of the stem. I can't wait till it starts growing once again.

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    Thanks so much folks!

    Tony, I'm glad to know the plant does have dormant nodes even at this age-that's what I was most concerned about. Since I grow in chambers I didn't wanna give it space and care if it was most likely a gonner anyway.

    There's no way of planting the part that was severed cos it was only just the growing tip about 3" long (it had just pulled back from the new yellow/green leaf in the photo above). It almost looks like the cut was intentional cos it's such a perfect cut exactly level of the new leaf top... couldn't have cut it closer with a razor blade! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    A real heart stopper accident. You see your plants life flash before your eyes! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] You see all those months of care and nurturing-and electric bills-spinning down the drain! As careful as I was when removing & replacing the lids before I will certainly be even more so now!

    ....sigh. Finally a breath!

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    And that's why we tell people use plastic to cover your tops of your growing chmabers ladies and gentlemen. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] just jokin Josh. wanted to throw a little humor in to help ya calm down. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] It is a major downer though. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] Won't see any big pitchers for a while. But Bical is a weed in warm/humid conditions so let it come back and then you'll have big pitchers again. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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