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Feb 18, 2013
Thank you
by: Chris

After reading your response I immediately set out to re-pot it and replace the soil(which I had not done originally out of concern of messing up any developing roots) and discovered the rest of a large rotted leaf buried in the soil, just as you said.

It now rests on dry well-draining soil, root side down.

Thank you very much for the advice- I would have never even thought it had been put in and given away upside down.

Hi Chris, now it's just a matter of waiting to see what happens - I think that was someone's idea of a joke, to stick the leaf in like that!

Best of luck with your little plant - I will be waiting for an update!

Mar 23, 2013
The requested update
by: Chris

I'm sorry to say the poor thing died. It looked like it was going to be alright but then the whole thing rapidly dried up and died. I tried watering it once it started but it didn't help at all. At least I will know what I'm looking at if I spot something like this again in the future... didn't know some roots came in pink.

Sorry to hear that - it's a tough situation when someone does that - fortunately, you'll have a good idea on what to do for next time. Best of luck!

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