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    Is Av8tor1 still around?

    Hi, Is Butch Av8tor1 still around anyone know? Cheers bill
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    Cause of black in Nepenthes stem?

    Is there any key reasons why a Nepenthes stem goes black and rots in the stem? My N. burbidgeae had been growing well and pitchering through the summer. When the next leaf appeared it looked ok apart from the growing tip which looked dried out. There was a slug slime trail over it. I wasn't too...
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    How well does hairy hamata respond to rooting?

    I have taken two cuttings which are currently rehydrating in water. I will pot them up tomorrow and bag them and keep my fingers crossed! I did have a villosa for 14 years and did very well. Never moved it and one day it just died alas. Never found the cause.. :( Fickle plants Nepenthes!
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    How well does hairy hamata respond to rooting?

    I have a 9 year old hairy hamata which while growing fairly well has not pitchered for some time. As it had been in the compost for quite a while and I have been having issues with others plants where I think the compost has outstayed its welcome decided to repot. I carefully unpotted the plant...
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    Trying to combat root rot and failing :(

    No. In the UK and I expect the EU as well there is no fungicides for amateur use that is effective. Only commercial growers can lay their hands on stronger stuff. And getting hold of that stuff is not easy- I have tried!
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    Trying to combat root rot and failing :(

    Yes I am seriously thinking pathogens. Over here all the fungicides have been watered down so much they barely cope with powdery mildew! However I have unearthed an old packet of Benlate which while I am sure it is no longer affective have dunked the eddy into it for 30 minutes prior to potting...
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    Trying to combat root rot and failing :(

    For a few years now I have been losing neps quite regulary where the roots on examining are very wirey black and dead. And often the dieback extends into the base of the plant. Healthy nep roots I find are black, thicker with micro hairs on them and white caps to the ends. I keep losing plants...
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    Death toll continues...

    Lost my big 22 year old H. nutans and another helia hybrid yesterday. And today my big and beautiful H. ceracea shrivelled and curled up dead! One of my favorites and only a week ago when it looked fine feared its demise. As I have lost so many favorites and older plants will not continue...
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    Goodbye Heliamphora RIP

    Well the bulk of my collection of adult Heli are now dead! All suffering from wrinkled soft shrivelled growth. And mostly with a dead section of the rhizome making cuttings impossible. Started off slowly a few weeks back and has accelerated since. Ironically I repotted and divide a few "healthy"...
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    Grr Its time for the autumn Sudden Death season

    Judging from a few recent losses I think they have entered into a pact!! They could not stand the thought of another winter!
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    Grr Its time for the autumn Sudden Death season

    Hi Carl, What conditions was your heterodoxa x ionasii growing in? Its really frustrating losing these bigger older plants just as they are developing their adult characteristics. And them its back to the start and another 6-10 year wait! Same when I lost my villosa last year- won't be around by...
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    Grr Its time for the autumn Sudden Death season

    No I water my plants from above when needed. I have had these last few plants quite some years. The tatei almost 10 years.
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    Grr Its time for the autumn Sudden Death season

    For some reason I am now finding that the start of autumn is when my plants start to keel over! :( Last week my big nutans giant collapsed along with another tequila! Them today I find my big woody tatei going limp & shrivelled. NOOOOO! Both the nutans & tequila were completely rotten at...
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    No roots

    From my own experience I find that using rooting powder/liquid stopped roots from developing! But do find it helpful to lightly remove the outside of the stem lower down which seems to help the plant take up water before it produces any roots. But as long as the leaves look fine- glossy/waxy...
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    Why do some wistuba Heli never seem to go beyond junvenile stage?

    Thanks for the interesting thread response Mike. Its good to hear my elongata is not alone!! So far my most vigorous Heli have come from another German who sells usually only seed grown plants or divisions from his own seed grown mother plants. I noticed that some early Sarracenia I also got...