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Thread: Weird things while transplanting...

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    Yesterday I was repotting my N. rafflesiana gigantea(?) and when I took it out of the pot I notice a very very long single root that meassured over 1 feet! (3 times the length of the plant). It freaked me out! I didn't know it had such a long root. This reminded me of that time I repotted my n. khasiana when I noticed that there was a basal shoot living under the soil which only had 2 pitchers very different from the ones khasiana has: they were short and fat with wings and purple/pink coloration. Days after the repotting the basal shoot and the pitchers died out...as if they were sensitive to sunlight...weird huh?
    Mom says: "Its stupid to collect plants that all look alike! Get a new hobie!"

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    Kind of. Isn't N. khasiana one of those whith rhizomes? or no.

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    Yea, my khasiana had the same features.

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    Errrm....rhizomes? ...I dont understand... O.o
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    Some Neps have rhizomes. I've never seen a picture or bare rooted my plants so I'm not sure what they look like. N. viking is one

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    That is quite an interesting fact! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] Can that possibly mean that if those species have a rhizome that they can be cut in half and you can get a new plant?

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    A Rhizome?
    You learn something new everyday.So as stated has anyone tried the rhizome cutting with a Khasiana?
    Bye for now julian

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    I don't really think the root is a rhizhome. Just a big ole root! I wouldn't advise cutting it. N. khasiana just resprouts from the old rootstock, not really a rhizhome.

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