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    hello im new here from sanantonio,tx.
    i recieved a n. gymnamphora recently with a healthy top/growing point and a brittle, dry,damaged bottom/root system. its in my terrarium now with the leaves slowly dying up the plant. i would like to save this plant and not lose it because it was expensive/hassle to get.
    can i take a cutting of it? i think the roots are gone but can i cut the top healthy part and root it as a new plant? this part has two developing pitchers. is this safe to do? appreciate any help thanks!

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    send it back. otherwise yes you can do that.


    it's a very nice species.

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    You can cut the stem and try rooting the top as long as there is a bit of stem still left! Although I would also agree that if you purchased it from a nursery and it arrived in that condition...Get your money back! or a replacement!

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    ha yeah i got my money back. on the other hand the cephalotus i got from you tony is doing great! it has plenty of stem left about 4-5". i think ill have to cut off the two lower leaves. im going to do this after i eat some spaghetti and garlic bread!

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    I would also like to grow N.gymnamphora. What sort of night temps should I be shooting for. In the back greenhouses of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens it grows along with lowlands and intermediates(highland alata, spathulata, maxima, ventricosa etc.). Can it be grown as a lowland/intermediate?
    It has an altitude range from 600m-2800m so it grows as a lowland-ultrahighland in nature. I estimate my terrerium hits 80F during the day and 68f at night.

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    With that range I'm sure you can grow it. I live in warm Hawaii and it does very well for me. I had a hard time with pitchers on this one until I placed smaller potted plants of this species into a larger basket filled it with leaves and twigs and the pitchers actually lasted longer and produced more of them nestled in between the forest debris.
    I also tried this with N. pectinata with good results too!

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