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    God I hope I didn't kill my gubler nep. I got this plant about a month ago.
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    It seemed to be growing so so. I also have a ventricosa and a sanguinea that are about the same size.
    The ventricosa grew 2 new leaves and a 3rd one is sprouting in the time it took the gubler nep to grow 1 leaf. I just got the sanguinea and it has started growing a new leaf too.
    Also, the gubler nep had a 1/2 inch long pitcher that I had been waiting for 3 weeks to get bigger so I can ID the plant.
    The vent also has a small (smaller than the gubler) pitcher that already doubled in size over a 3 day period. The gubler nep pitcher stopped growing, and turned brown and a couple bottom leaves were turning yellow.
    I'm suspecting root rot.
    Sooooo I noticed the soil in the gubler pot looked different than the others. I was looking at the soil and it looked like rotten peat or something.
    I mixed up 30% peat, 30% perlite, and 30% sphagnum and repotted the plant. The old soil was waterlogged compacted rotten stinky sphagnum. The plant had very few roots. it probably will go into shock. Only time will tell, I hope I didn't kill it.
    Hi. My name is Ron, and I am a nepaholic.

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    Sounds like you've done the right thing. Now just leave it alone, and it should come back fine, though it probably won't grow much for a few months.

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    I agree. using some peat was smart, since it's used to it. Adding perlite for a little more drainage-I think you did a good job.

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    Joe

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    Well the plant looks better than it did so far, 1 day later. Even the small pitcher bud is still growing. I'm sure it will go into shock though.
    Hi. My name is Ron, and I am a nepaholic.

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    you did the right thing, and even if it does go into shock it should come out fairly fast
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