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    I have a nep that came fron gubler's. I posted pics a while back in another thread. Several people on here think it is a judith finn. This plant has been growing really slow, and the 1st. pitcher turned brown before it was done growing.
    I noticed the sphagnum was all rotted and stinky so a month ago I repotted it in 30% peat, 30% perlite, and 30% LFS.
    It looks a little better, it is growing a new pitcher, but the pitcher is only 3/8 of an inch long when the lid opened.
    It is growing with a ventricosa a ventrata, and a sanguinea, which are growing great.
    I also have a coccinea which is inside the house and it is growing much better now too.
    I know that judith finn is a hybrid of n. spathulata(highlander) and n. vetchii(lowlander).
    My question is, do you guys treat it as a highlander or lowlander?
    I am thinking maybe it should be with the coccinea.
    What do you think?
    Hi. My name is Ron, and I am a nepaholic.

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    I grow mine as a highlander since both parents are highlanders as well.

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    preferably highland.. although the growth you notice could be related to the condition of the plant. How much root system did it have when you repotted? Sounds like from your description that the roots were in bad shape. Glad to hear it's recovering as well but it will take considerably longer than 1 month for it to get back up to speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]How much root system did it have when you repotted?
    The plant is about 4 inches in diameter and when I repotted, the roots (to me anyway) looked really small, about 1/2 inch root ball after carefully removing the rotten stinky sphagnum.
    heres a pic when I first got it.
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/cncreefer/nep1RS.JPG[/img]
    I noticed before I repotted it that when I would water it, the water running out the bottom was brown, not clear. I would run distilled water through it and it kept running brown. Thats why I repotted it.
    Heres a couple new pics taken tonight.
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/cncreefer/gubler%20nep1%20oct14rs.JPG[/img]

    and another...

    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/cncreefer/gubler%20nep2%20oct14rs.JPG[/img]
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    The plant looks pretty good considering. I think it was a wise move to repot into something with better aeration and drainage. Now it's just a matter of patience. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Try not to keep it too wet, just like a damp sponge is how i think of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ] just like a damp sponge
    that's a good way to put it
    That's what the soil feels like.....I water only every 4 days or so.
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    Looks like it is realy comeing al9ong well! I`m treating mine as a highlander ATM.
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