TrapsAndDews wrote:If I were to find a Nepenthes at Lowes, what would I need to do to revive it?
Proper growing media first and foremost. Usually they put it in sphagnum peat most (shudder). A good pot would help too.
Once you repot it, give it some distilled water, a good light source (but not too intense), and put a humidity dome over it for a month or so. Then gradually cut back on the humidity (most Lowes nepenthes don't need high humidity like some special nepenthes do, but will grow better under high humidity).
Getting a nepenthes from lowes is generally discouraged, if you want an established, flourishing plant. But, as you've seen, sometimes an established, flourishing plant costs money. The ones from Lowes are usually cheap. And sometimes you can find one a little worse for the wear and get a deep discount on it. But they take more effort to get them back to full health, and sometimes they are straight up dead in that death box they put them in, so you need to pick out a good one.
I recommend getting a cheap nepenthes to start with. $10-15 is great. If you kill it, no big deal. If you kill a $50 one it hurts (more). It would be better to get a $10-15 one from a reputable nepenthes seller, but if you don't have the additional $15-20 for quality shipping, a $10-15 lowes plant is better than no plant at all.