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    I pulled a great bonehead trick this weekend, and for some reason felt like sharing.
    My N. truncata red(nice little plant from Tony, btw) was upstairs and it started to rain...Thursday, I think. I put it outside, since it was kind of dry, just to get some of that rain. If you ever look at truncata, their leaves seem very good for funneling water towards the stem of the plant(at least for the smaller plants). The Philippine climate can be harsh at times and get rather dry from articles I have read.
    Anyway I went out last night to call the dog in, and there it was still sitting. It was looking very, very dark green, as we have had FROST every morning here for the last week. I had forgot to grab it.
    Most of us hide these little boo-boos, but I thought it would be fun to see if a thread would come out of this.

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    He's dead, Joe


    I feel your pain. My hamata and campanulata are both dead, one a victim of stupidity, the other a victim of raw negligence (and just as it was blooming, too). Nepenthes are no longer my loss free CP genus.
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    I have not killed a Nep to this day (except of cuttings) but my problem is letting the pots get bone dry because the leaves hide the soil and it's kind of hard to see them in a terrainium packed full of plants. I was close to killing some!
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    I'll see your bonehead move and raise ya one: I put nearly all of my plants outside for the most of spring and all of summer. That included a lot of delicate Drosera seedlings. Well, I didn't think about the little pots of seedlings being lower than the "tray" they were in. We had a deluge and several of those seedlings were flooded, floated, and swept away. I also had three containers of pigmy dews capsize. Live and learn! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img]

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    When I came to Atl for my interview I put all my Neps in my "office" room in my apartment. There was some weird electrical issue that fried the surge protector that ran the fan in the room. My Min/Max recorded a high of 120F. I was gone a week total and when I got back my N. khasiana, alata and maxima were crisped with media that was a solid brick. Somehow the khasiana survived this orderal and now stands 4' tall and is happy as a clam outside here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (peter @ Nov. 15 2004,1:16)]I have not killed a Nep to this day (except of cuttings) but my problem is letting the pots get bone dry because the leaves hide the soil and it's kind of hard to see them in a terrainium packed full of plants. I was close to killing some!
    Peter, I do the same thing with my neps. I water them and then check them every couple of days. Or I intend to. "They should be OK. I just watered them the other day..." Then I notice the leaves aren't looking to good and the new pitchers are dying. I think I'll stick with vetricosas until I get better at watering. At least I haven't killed any neps..............yet.
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    Biggest problem for me is either temperature in the winter (if power goes out, it will get real cold really fast!) and water since a few pots aren't under the misters....and the misters don't do a good job of watering unless they are set to run for a good few minutes to throughly saturate the media.

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    Hehe, Khasiana is a truper. If one nepenthes can survive prolonged drought, and just about anything else, it's khasiana. Unfortunately, it cant survive 6 months of it... as mine and a whole collection did. Yeesh, it was like a great tribulation/armegedon. But it sure wasn't my fault... .... oh sweet painful memmories [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] .

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