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    Hi
    I very recently got a small N. ovata. Its with the rest of my Highland Neps in my greenhouse. Its not started to grow yet, which does not surprise me. But the pitcher tip on the growing point which has yet to unfurl has gone brown and shrivelled. Worse its causing the top of the leaf to go black. The three older leaves are still green though showing signs of stress, with small patches of brown.
    It is getting good humidity and has good light but not direct sun. The daytime/nightime temps are typical highland. Any suggestions how I can maximise the plants recovery before its too late?

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    Cut off all of your black areas the plant has and that you can see, if it hasn't traveled into the stem it should be fine. If it has gotten to the stem, behead it and treat like a cutting.

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    yup, what NG said... Don't be too worried it's probubly just adjusting to it's new conditions.
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    Sorry to hear that I hope it recovers for you!
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    Thanks for your comments & suggestions everyone.
    Its currently in that "Suspended animation" stage of a Nep neither growing nor dieing.
    The black tip has not increased too much and at least it is not at the base of the plant. Fingers crossed

    cheers

    bill

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