- Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:20 pm
a few things can affect nepenthes.
1. humidity (is same so is ignored)
2. watering (also same, ignored)
3. light. even though it may be on the same windowsill, less light means bigger leaves and smaller or non-existnt pitchers.
4. fertilization (one word. DON'T.)
just to make sure you've got the basics down.
1. only distilled water
2. plant in pure spagnum or peat and perlite. (NOTHING CAN BE FROM MIRICAL GROW!!!!)
3. lots. of. light. (3+ hours of direct sun, some exclusions but it's a rule of thumb)
i'm not good with plant types but i assume that might be a highland nepenthes (please correct me if i'm wrong someone) and those slowdown growth in the winter (again, please correct me if i'm wrong, i'm also a noob) and that might be what's causing the slowdown.
when the tips of leaves are turhung brown consistantly it oculd be either fertilization, or it got burnt. do you have a heater near the house? also, to see if your nepenthes likes the temperature, wear a t-shirt. if it's too cold for you, it's also too cold for the nepenthes. if it's too hot for you, you nepenthes is sad and wants the ac to be turned on.
also, keep in mind that feeding the pitcher bugs is technicaly fertilization, but it really doesnt' matter how much you feed it. so go overbord with the feeding. the worst thing that can happen is the pitcher dies (don't stuff the pitcher to the tip or put pure fertilizer in cups)
for more info you can search up (at the top) "nepenthes not making pitchers" it might help.