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N. Ventricosa X TM help


Class 5 Nepenthes hoarder
Hi ya'll... several weeks ago I saw that my N. vent X TM was browning its leaves at the base a lot faster than usual. In a panic, I moved it to my new cooler HL chamber where it has been for several weeks. The plant has sped up a lot, but Still, it wont stop sacrificing its leaves and Im afraid that the dead growth will catch up to the growth point.. Am I over worried, or is there a serious problem here? Please help!

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See the rapidly dying leaf? :ohno:

Temps: 75 in day, 55 at night
Humidity: high, never goes below 65%...the other HLers seem to love it
Filtered artificial light 13-14 hours a day

Is this an established plant or a cutting that you're trying to root?
This is an established plant that was rooted a long time ago...id say back in May of 2011
If it's growing new leaves, then I wouldn't worry too much. I kept my vent x xTM in a LL terrarium and it did great. It loved the humidity. It's a very hardy cultivar and likely to do well no matter what the conditions - though it bears mention that both xTM and ventricosa are HL.
Help! The leaf has died and another is on the way... please help me!
The question is, how many leaves are left, and is the plant still growing?
:ohno: Id say theres about 7 leaves left...but now, the second leaf has died, so 6 leaves . The plant is still growing, but if the leaves keep dying, the growth can't out run it...
How tall is it? It's probably forming a wood vine to help support the top weight.
Its about a foot tall
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That might be why then. Each plant's height at which it does this is different, but they usually kill off the leaves for this purpose.