Nepenthes not dying! Updated progress

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Re: Nepenthes not dying! Updated progress

by Mpott302 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:54 am

The leaves that started growing after the repot haven’t shown much progress over the past couple weeks. I’m wondering if I should take a cutting of the top 3 leaves and hope that will take root. Maybe I’m being impatient and need to give it more time. It’s only been 6 weeks. Anyway here are some pics of how it looks now. After uploading them I realize they’re not the best angles but it’s what I have for now

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My main concern about taking a cutting from it is the leaves are so close together, it wouldn’t leave me with much of a stem to plant so it wouldn’t be very sturdy

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Re: Nepenthes not dying! Updated progress

by Nepotolous » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:54 am

You don't have to cut it up top. This is what I would've done... cut at the red line. Put some rooting hormone on the cut and dab some cinnamon on top of that. Cut the leaves at the green lines. Place the whole cutting up to the blue line into your preferred medium and voilà. Oh and add some humidity to that of course... worked wonders for me thus far

With that said, I personally think it's best to leave it as it is now. It'll grow bigger new leaves :)
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Re: Nepenthes not dying! Updated progress

by Mpott302 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:21 pm

Thanks Nepotolous. Maybe I’ll give it some more time and if I’m not seeing better growth I’ll cut it like you said. Also, what’s the cinnamon do?

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Re: Nepenthes not dying! Updated progress

by Nepotolous » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:43 pm

No problemo. Maybe someone with more knowledge on this could chime in. But from what I've heard and read, cinnamon has antifungal properties. So it might keep the fungi at bay. At least for a little while longer. Which means the cutting has more time to root-toot-toot!

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Re: Nepenthes not dying! Updated progress

by charlie » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:39 am

If you haven't already taken a cutting, I'd wait a little while. Nepenthes typically take a few months to settle in after repotting. Your new growth looks very healthy, and I'm sure if you leave it alone it will do well!

If you've already taken a cutting good luck! That Nepenthes is very vigorous and easy to root, although I've never heard of using cinnamon on a cutting...

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Re: Nepenthes not dying! Updated progress

by Mpott302 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:41 am

Haven’t cut it yet. I was gonna give it some more time

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Re: Nepenthes not dying! Updated progress

by Mpott302 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:22 pm

Nepotolous wrote:You don't have to cut it up top. This is what I would've done... cut at the red line. Put some rooting hormone on the cut and dab some cinnamon on top of that. Cut the leaves at the green lines. Place the whole cutting up to the blue line into your preferred medium and voilà. Oh and add some humidity to that of course... worked wonders for me thus far

With that said, I personally think it's best to leave it as it is now. It'll grow bigger new leaves :)
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Re: Nepenthes not dying! Updated progress

by Nepotolous » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:36 pm

Then I hope things work out for this awesome nep. Keep us updated :)

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