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My first Nepenthes Pitcher

Clint

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That looks good dude. That's how I like nepenthes, before they start to climb (Or in N. raff, out) and get big :(

I'm sure the meristem isn't dead and you just can't see it yet. Even if somehow it was broken and lost then the plant will return from nodes.
 
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I only grow raff gigantea, and I can always see the next leaf, but trust me, its nothing to worry about. When the last leaf of my rajah unfolded, I couldn't see the growing tip for a few days, and now its back out and continuing to grow.

Even if you accidentally broke the growth tip and dont know it, it'll be fine. I've broken many of them, and the plant just lags for a few weeks, then resumes normal growth from the same point with a new growth tip
 
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ok, thanks :-D
I guess that there is nothing big to really worry about then since I littlerally haven't dared to touch it (except to take that pic) because I don't want to hurt it.
 
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the other leaf came out!
it looks like it was still covered by the (slowly) unfurling leaf.

in other news: My second pitcher is about to open!!!!
This is officially my current favorite plant!!!

it's just as exciting as the first!!!
also it seems that the tendril has some stuff on it and it comes out to where it looks like it's making little wings like on those gliding lizards.
is that at all normal? Or does that mean that it needs more light?
 
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