Hi all, I received a Red Dragon (at last) yesterday from an overseas order. Upon inspection, the VFT had only one live leaf and a flower stalk, which I promptly cut off. I potted the plant in the usual mix I have for my other VFTs: 1:1 sand/peat, with top dressing of LFS. I watered it with water mixed with Superthrive as per the normal diluting procedure.
This morning, the only leaf has turned black. Specifically, the developing trap is now greyish-red instead of red as it was yesterday. More alarmingly, the bottom of the leaf is also turning black, though, upon some inspection, the blackness has not spread to the whitish bulb.
Effectively then, the plant only has its whitish base left (with some black roots). It looks like it's quite dead.
Is there anyway to save it? Or should I just take "leaf" cuttings of the whitish base, while it's still alive?