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    It looks like the plant is making multiple growth points. You see this happen with Nepenthes too, usually in response to stress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanukimo View Post
    It looks like the plant is making multiple growth points. You see this happen with Nepenthes too, usually in response to stress.
    Yes, I think it has two growth points. I'm happy now that the leaves are not dying before opening, as I can feed it. It has not been fed since I received it due to no functioning tentacles on the plant. I tried placing microscopic pieces of bloodworm on the tentacles, which it took readily. That should help with the new growth. It seems that it is replacing all of its old growth.

    The stress might have been caused by repotting it, but the lights are the same, so hopefully I'll get some non mutant leaves soon!

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    Talking Update!

    The new leaves are coming in nicely, and I noticed that I accidentally grew a leaf cutting! I must have left a trimmed off leaf in the old pot, because I saw one with a tiny spat on it! Happy day! If I don't screw this up, I can have two spatulata. Yay! I probably will not post pics until I get time (busy week coming up), but those will come here soon. Capensis seedlings are looking good as well.

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    Looking good! Glad to see this plant recovered.

    Out of curiosity, do you know if the leaf that sprouted in the old pot was one that looked like it was dying or one that was new?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schmiggle View Post
    Looking good! Glad to see this plant recovered.

    Out of curiosity, do you know if the leaf that sprouted in the old pot was one that looked like it was dying or one that was new?
    It looked like it was dying, so I had cut it off (It looked like it does now actually, the same amount of brown even). It didn't even have any tentacles! I had kind of been hoping that this would happen too. as of now, spat #2 is forming and opening it's first carnivorous leaves. an interesting side note is how the plant is not growing out of the center of the plant like I have read that they usually do.

    Well, I'm glad I won't have to watch the plant that got me into this hobby die, and now I have a shot at making a hybrid (VERY eventually). out of boredom, I had put a few capensis seeds in the pot with it, and they have started to grow as well. They're still dwarfed by even the little spat! I put a few on a cotton pad, to see how they root. The cotton pad would be an ideal material if I find it does not break down or anything, but that's a post for another time.

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    You're going to need healthy new leaves to be sure, but from what I can see of the old ones, your plant is tokaiensis, not spatulata
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    You're going to need healthy new leaves to be sure, but from what I can see of the old ones, your plant is tokaiensis, not spatulata
    It came marked as spatulata, but I can see how you could see tokaiensis. The older leaves are so deformed and mutated they probably should not be used for identification. All of the other leaves are new, but I'm going to wait at least a month or so for it to open up more leaves for Identification. Either plant has similar conditions. I'm just glad it didn't die on me.

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