- Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:59 pm
Yes, my N. ventrata produces a lot because it is in a much drier climate than it should be and it sort of compensates with sugars I think, as all my neps seem to do this especially when it gets dry. Recently I finally got it a large bag to cover all of it for some extra humidity, but what I did not expect or realize was that black mold started eating at all the "sap" and dead parts of it! I had to unbag it and clean all the stuff off. I'm hoping it'll slowly adjust and now that I've cleaned off all the sugary parts, will stop producing so much and stop the mold issue. We'll see.
Additionally, I discovered yesterday while I was replanting a bunch of my young nepenthes hybrids, that some plants can have different pitcher fluid! I was emptying their pitchers so as not to make a huge mess, and while most of them contained the typical clear, waterlike fluid, one plant in particular had strange, very yellow and very goopy liquid in all of it's pitchers. Fascinating, as I never knew that even pitcher fluid could be a trait for nepenthes.