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By idog24
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So I put my pitcher plant outside because it was getting warmer outside but overnight there was an unexpected frost. A few days later the leaves started to turn brown however they do not look dead. Is there any way that I can save my plant? A pic is posted below.
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By Leathal_Traps
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Honestly there is not much you can do at this point. Keep the plant in favorable conditions, and if the stem survived, you will see new shoots coming out in a few weeks. If you don't see any new growth within around two months, your plant is most likely dead.
By Dematerialize
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Joined:  Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:07 pm
Darn, that's pretty bad. The growth point isn't green anymore either. I think it's pretty much dead. As Leathal_Traps said you can only hope the roots/base survived. If there's no signs of life in 1-2 months it's pretty much done. I think it's dead. :(

You might want to keep a weather forecast with you at all times. I check daily and even every few hours if there's any chance temps might drop dramatically until at least mid-April. Most frost warnings are given at least a few hours in advance and it would have saved it. :(

EDIT: I just noticed you're from Ontario. I'm sorry to say but you should really be aware of the temperatures there almost on a daily basis. Even now it shows 2-6C (36 Fahrenheit) which is too low. I lived in Canada for 4 years(Winnipeg) and when daily temps are in the 40s there's no reason to have a nepenthes outside. Maybe when the daily highs are over 60 and even then they prefer summer temperatures.
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