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just bought a heliamphora from you ( I received 6/16 ) and it was beautiful.  put in into terrarium and it started new pitchers immediately.  had to go away and air conditioner not turned on.  House hit 84 for the day.  Would that be enough to dry all pitchers out so that they die?  Is it possible to bring the plant back to life?

Hi Brooks,

Unfortunately, you need to say some final words.  It's not likely it's coming back at this point.  I'm not entirely sure from your description what happened (84 degrees isn't high enough alone to kill it).  What it looks like is that your terrarium overheated and the plant baked such as could happen if the plant is in a window without cooling.

You can cut all the pitchers off and see if anything tries to come back from the roots, but I'm not hopeful from the appearance.  Sorry. :(

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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