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I am very curious about whether or not a nepenthes could come back after dying?  I came across this article online about it.  I am wondering I should save my 2 nepenthes that died last month( N. Jamban and a N. Venticosa.)   The article is:   I am very curious about what you guys have to say about it , considering that you guys have been growing these plants longer.   I hope New Years was good.  



Hi Weylin,

It's possible, but I wouldn't get your hopes too high about this.  The plant Michael shows in that example was killed by high heat in the greenhouse (I remember him talking about that a few years ago.).  What probably happened is the top of the plant was killed, but root sections were still alive.  It was also a larger plant.  Yours was fairly small, and probably died from root-rot issues.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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