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Thread: N. lowii 'G. Mulu' - Blackening

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    Thanks Caps & Tony,

    I have some perlite so might try 1:1:1 - LFS, Orchid Bark, Perlite.

    Sorry about not converting the temps for you. Very rude of me with you guys being the majority here.

    With summer just ending night temps are dropping (so should day temps). I'll be aiming for 10 degrees C (50F) night and 25 degrees C (77F) day in the next week or so.

    I just called home and got my girlfriend to check last nights low and it was about 12 degrees C (53.6F).

    I'll try the re-potting tonight, keep my fingers crossed and let you know how it goes.

    Aaron.

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    Sounds good to me. LFS,bark and perlite sound like a fine combination of materials, just make sure you mix is damp and not wet, esp. since your leaning more towards winter now, you'll want to have drier mixes to reduce can of fungus and root rot. As for the blackening, its probably from too much moisture. Fungus doesn't really cause leaves to blacken...fungus would be a grey fuzzy growth on the blackened leaves. Also, keep in mind that leaves die away naturally, but if many leaves are doing this, particularly the newer ones, its probably an issue.

    Good luck!

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    OK, here is the plant when I got it about a month ago:



    Here it is today (sorry for the large image size but I figured it'd be best to let you see it clearly):



    I feel so bad as I had not realised how much had died until I compared the two photos. The LFS does not look flash either hey?

    So is the feeling still over watering?

    Given that I will repot it tomorrow, once I get some Orchid Bard, is there any other suggestion to try and save it?

    For that matter does it look like it can be saved?

    Thanks for any help,

    Aaron.

    PS: I'm not sure if there is a download limit on my Tripod site so HERE is the link to the page if the images do not work.

    PPS: Looks like I can't add images so just use the link to the page.

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    Aaron,

    You reecently ordered this from Southern Carnivores, ie Phill Mann? Last I knew from checking his site out, he was not up and running form the moving disaster. I have trouble getting any correspondence from him anymore, and we used to echat all the time.
    Anyway, is he selling only within Australia now, or does anyone have a clue what is going on with him these days? I really miss chatting with him.

    Regards,

    Joe Griffin

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    Tripod will not let you remote load hosted photos.. ie you can't see them in the thread. Links to their website work however.

    Phill is fine and still busy busy but getting slowly back into rebuilding his stock.

    Aaron,
    Looks like the plant was fairly recently out of TC. Alot of the smaller sidegrowths have rotted and looks like the main plant is infected as evidenced by the lower leaves that are blackening from the middle outward. Can't really offer much advice.. plants from TC are very tender.. I would remove the plant from the pot and clean up any dead stuff, give it a fungicide dip and repot into fresh moderately moist potting mix, keep it very humid and in moderate light. Basically treating it as a tender cutting..

    Tony



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    I'm with Tony. Looks like its got a case of the nepenthes lover nightmare, our ole arch enemy...rot. Clean it up and hope for the best, doesn't appear to be too extensive yet, but a quick response should save your plant.

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    Thanks guys,

    I'll follow your advice tonight. I'm assuming a general purpose fungicide will suffice?

    Joe, as Tony mentioned, Phill is still around and getting his stock back up and running. He still has SOME plants available of which I am trying to get a list from him at the moment.

    No idea if he is supplying OS and , yes, he can be hard to reach via email, but he does get back to you eventually. Just keep trying.

    Nep,

    "Nepenthes Lover Nightmare"...LOL Iím also heavily involved in marine aquariums and we see the exact behaviour all the time. A bit too much loving!

    It certainly seems this is my fault by over watering. I've been treating it the same as all of my plants but it's the only one that has had this reaction. Though, it does seem that the LFS in smaller pots does not fair as well as the same LFS in larger pots.

    I have a couple in 200mm pots and the LFS is great. Nice and clean, no slime and growing like mad. I'm thinking there may be less aeration in the smaller pots or less surface area to allow excess moisture to evaporate off.

    I had also not even considered its more delicate needs of the N. lowii being tissue cultured. Lesson learnt and I'll back of on watering a little for ALL my Neps just to be safe.

    Aaron.

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    All done.

    There is almost no root system so I figure that is not a good thing.

    I cleaned the plant up of all dead plant material, treated it with a systemic fungicide (dipped and watered) and have used the 1:1:1 potting mix mentioned above.

    I've placed the plant in the shadier area of the glasshouse (currently under 50% shade cloth).

    Time to cross my fingers.

    Aaron.

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