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Please help my Argentii (again)

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I just got a new Argentii!

It was in transit for nearly a month though, and while it IS green, I'm afraid that there's something wrong with it.
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If you see closely near the bottom of the newest leaf, there is a part unsettlingly close to the growth point that is pale and shiny for some reason. (the shine is not from water)

The plant has been through temps in the 80s for nearly two weeks during the shipping...
Could this be signs of heat stress?
If not, please tell me.

I really DO NOT want to go through the process of importing again.
I swear it'll make me die before 30...
 

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While I'm nobody's idea of a Nepenthes pro, I'd say the little plant looks a bit roughed-up but o.k. overall. It is often a somewhat tense time when we begin with new plants and are trying to find out exactly what they want. I wish you success.
 
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While I'm nobody's idea of a Nepenthes pro, I'd say the little plant looks a bit roughed-up but o.k. overall. It is often a somewhat tense time when we begin with new plants and are trying to find out exactly what they want. I wish you success.
Thanks!

The reason I posted this was because when I posted this picture in my country's cp forum, one of the staff members who runs this big nepenthes greenhouse/shop told me that the growth point was either dead or dying.

Normally, I wouldn't worry about this too much because nepenthes can easily pop out a new growth point.
But in my case, the majority of the plant is woody, so there are hardly any "easy dormant nodes" left.

Maybe she's mistaken, but I want to make sure if it's dying or not so that I can either acclimate it or keep it humid.
 

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Bag it up (or put it in some other kind of humid environment) in appropriate temperatures and let it settle in. Higher temperature for a couple of days isn't going to hurt them. My N. lowii has accidentally gotten above 100f a couple of times and didn't even notice it. They're tougher than you'd expect.

This one is freshly imported, and probably hasn't been out of TC for long. It just takes time for it to adjust.
 
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