Bruh Eh wrote: ↑Wed May 25, 2022 3:35 pm
So currently I have the plant in a dome with a hole on the top to let heat out while still retaining a decent amount of humidity for the plant to acclimate.
A few thoughts, in no particular order:
1. It would be helpful if you told us what kind of nepenthes it was. Some nepenthes grow in 0 elevation, high temp and high humidity. Some nepenthes grow at 11,000 feet elevation with cooler temps. And everything inbetween.
2. It would be helpful if you told us where you live. You can edit your location in your settings. If you're growing a plant in Michigan outdoors, the advice will be very different than if you're growing a plant in Florida outdoors (or Brazil, or Norway, not to exclude our international friends).
3. If you recently bought the plant from Carnivero, I suggest you reach out to them first. Drew is a great owner, and stands behind his products. He may be able to give you some pointers.
4. Putting a plant in a dome in the sunlight is a great way to fry the plant immediately. Hole or no hole involved. Be careful of temps.
5. Like what was posted above, most nepenthes don't grow well outdoors, unless you have a lowland plant and live in a lowland area.
6. Generally speaking, it's best to try and mimic the conditions the plant was growing in before you bought it, then slowly acclimate it to your conditions. If the plant was growing in Drew's greenhouse in TX, went through shipping, then got put in a mini dome greenhouse outdoors somewhere else, I can imagine it would be exhibiting some stress and shock. If that's the case, the plant appears to be doing very good all things considered.
7. The shock and stress likely accounts for the smaller top leaves. But the coloration and growth appears fine, so I wouldn't worry.