Sorry to double-post (some folks hate that)
Thanks to everyone who responded to help.
Schloaty, your "limb" was the ticket, way too wet, the thing is growing like mad now, its first pitcher will be good enough to photograph in a week or so;
I'm glad I bought it now, it has been a great confidence booster, "easy" neps really are pretty easy to grow, the N.Ventricosa (you were right Zongyi [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]) I bought is going nuts too....