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    My N. rafflesiana is in still declining condition, even after lowering my daytime temps. My N. albomarginata, reinwardtiana, and even a ventricosa are just fine in the same conditions. I have no other guess but to say that it is just gonna die anyway.

    There are some signs of possible life though, it has produced a new pitcher and leaf. It is still looking dismal though.

    R.I.P. rafflesiana

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    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    Hi TunaSurprise -

    Taking a tip from Caroline at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London, one thing I am now doing when neps get "iffy" is to carefully remove them from the pot and pot up in 100% pure live LFS (I use a pond or mesh basket). My N. burbidgea x edwardsiana had not pitchered or made new leaves in months. It was on its way out mid December, so I tried this method. Happily - it now has 3 new leaves and 2 new pitchers about to open!

    If you don't have a pond basket, with a soldering iron you can carefully melt a skajillion holes in a plastic cup. I have a Darlingtonia growing in one of these goofy cups.

    Good luck with it.

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    What temp do you have the N. rafflesiana at?
    They are lowlanders and like the heat.


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    The temps may be the problem. Those other three plants can be grown as intermediates quite well/many consider ventricosa a hardy highlander, but still a highlander. I can't check here at work, but I have seen both reinwardtiana and albomarginata listed as intermediate on some people's list.
    Any specifics on the raff(location, form)? Would you maybe consider trading for A N. 'Red Leopard'?

    Cheers,

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    The temps used to be over 100F every day. I lowered it to 90F on par.

    I am running low on LFS, but i may be able to spare some for my poor guy. The newest leaf doesn't seem to be in as bad a shape as the others are in, so i'll wait a little longer. It does look very dismal though.
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    How warm at night?
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    70 low at the COLDEST part of the year. The thermometer is also at the bottom of the greenhouse, so i think it'll be a little warmer higher up.

    Just a note, this plant gets full sun for the entire time that the sun is up every day. Could this cause the burning? In that case, this is an EASY fix.
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    I would definitely put it in a shadier spot and see how it responds to that.

    Cheers,

    Joe

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