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    Thats odd.......N. merrilliana has a network of fiberous roots in a tap root shaped cluster....hmm no idea.

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    So Ive been told, but not mine. It's a rebel! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

    It makes no sense to me. I know what a dead root looks like and not a single one in the mix. It's like it was a cutting and stuck in the mix and some how it still alive and growing slowly but alive non-the-less.

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    Guessing it was a prepotted plant from Malesiana?
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    No it was from black jungle

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    Well then I guess they didn't establish it very well.. or the roots have gone to the point of disintegrating so you were not able to find them when you repotted.

    Best bet is to put it in fresh mix and keep it moist but not sopping wet and very humid.. ie treat it like a cutting. Bright indirect light and nice warm temperatures and see what happens after a couple months.
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    Will do.
    I guess so far it likes the way it already is

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    Question:

    Would giving it another go with some rooting hormone (like a new cutting) be of any benefit?

    Aaron.

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    Don't wig out Joe,
    Just cut off a couple of the bottom leaves so you have about 1" of stem to stick in the soil, slit the stem and dust with rooting powder if you like. wrap stem in damp spahgnum moss and pot with a well draining mix: I personally like LFS and about 50% small orchid bark with a bit of charcoal. pack it tight so it doesn't wobble. This will ensure a good stem/soil contact and new roots will easily "grip" the surrounding pot.

    I only water this one about 1/2 as much as my other lowland Neps. I ran into the same problem you're experiencing only with my N. inermis about 2 years ago when the pot tipped over and it fell out and there was like 2 roots on it! Now that I barely water it but spray it's leaves alot- it's a total weed!

    Trent, I haven't seen that clay stuff around here, is it as small (1/4") and light as small grade bark?

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