The other day, I noticed that all of the pitchers' lids on my Hummer's Giant were closed. From the knowledge I've gained from several of you, I thought it simply to be a humidity problem, as I saw my humidity gauge had registered 30% at one point, and my humidifier was running...? I immediately attended to it and had to put a little water in the pitchers. Upon further inspection, I noticed that the pitchers themselves were softer than normal, as well as a winter leaf and 1 of 2 'baby' pitchers. Not smushy, but soft. I also noticed that the forming pitchers' stems are a little brown around the crown, but the teeny ones look healthy thus far.
I've only had this Ceph for a few months now, and I've been watering it from the top around the rim every other day (1/2) on the advice from the seller. Well, it has been getting much cooler in the evenings here in zone 6a, and I just realized that I haven't changed the watering schedule with the temp and humidity changes. So I put a warm burning flourescent directly over it all day yesterday in case it was water-logged in an attempt to 'dry it out' a bit, and the lids have re-opened and firmed up again... all seems well. But is all of this early signs of rot, fungus, pests, etc.? If so, is there anything I can do to save it? And this may be a very silly question, but I know that with orchids (my main staple), I've used hydrogen Peroxide to provide aeration to over watered plants. Would this be advisable for a Hummer's Giant if that was the problem?
Could this also be a result of the plant needing a repot?
Thanks for taking the time to help. I greatly appreciate it!