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    Hello,
    My N. ampullaria is not doing well! What happened is it was exposed to very cold temperatures for 2 days, and now the growth point has been dying back! Its a fairly small plant (2 inch leaves, 1/4 inch pitchers) and doesnt have any dormant buds along the small stem. What can I do to save it? It has 2 small leaves left that haven't died yet. Thanks,
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    Bright indirect light, high humidity and warm warm warm... steady 75-80 minimum. And cross your fingers.
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    Hey,
    Thanks Tony. I have had it in my lowland terrarium near the heater, which is perfect, and bright flourescent lights. I hope it will make it. Thanks,
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    How cool did it get? I have seen neps bounce back from some pretty harsh treatment. If your plant continues to decline, don't toss it for a while. You will somtimes get a basal sprout from a nep you thought was toast!

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    My N. ampullaria I got form Catalani got a really bad fungus gnat infestation that killed the foot tall parent vine...all basal shoots were dead except for one...I luckily saved it, they guys are pretty tough considering mine had no roots, just a rotten stem, now it's a 9inch diameter rossette with 4 cm tall pitchers. Good luck! PS- if the growing point continues to rot, clip it down to fresh tissue and treat like a cutting.




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    I seem to have the same problem as sarracenialuver, I just got a N mirabilis echinostoma bareroot. I had it in a small heated tank but decided to remove it to a windowsill to get more light. Well all the leaves wilted in the past few days and the growth point is dieing too. I'm guessing since it was a bareroot plant and the sudden drop in humidity and temp shock it. Right now the temp is around 65F do you think it's going to make it?

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    IceDragon it depends greatly on just how dessicated it got. N. mirabilis seedlings are particularly susceptible to moisture stress because of the very thin broad leaves.

    There seems to be a point when something like this happens that the plant will either make it or not make it. Once that line is crossed there is little that can be done. Same suggestions.. Keep the humidity very high, the light indirect but bright and keep it warm. It may sprout a lateral bud if it wasn't overly damaged. In my experience N. mirabilis is much less tolerant to cool temperature than N. ampullaria. 65 is too cold. Try and get it into the mid 70s minimum.

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    Hey,
    It got down to Yikes! 28*F or so! But then would warm back up to 32*F during the day. Dustin, I did cut it down to fresh tissue yesterday. Thanks again,
    Kevin
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