I am pretty new to the forums and to CP's, 1 year experience. I have had a baby cephalotus that is not doing well. Pitchers that have been there for a few months have wilted and the leaves are drooping. The crown and the new growth looks good though.
I have been growing it in my edit: South window for 3 months (when I got it), in a 2:2:1 peat, perlite, LFS (with LFS laid on top of it). Temp is 70-80 degrees, 50-80% humidity. new growth has been about 4 leaves and was working on a pitcher.
When I inspected my plant today, I found little bugs running in and out of the LFS that was on top of the pot. So I carefully removed the top layer of LFS and replaced it with a little bit of peat. ( I poked the bugs with my finger and they didn't jump. I don't know what that means but I saw it in one of the threads here)
This bug is also in one of my neps that I planted in the same mix. and the nep seems to be doing okay, but I have pretty tough breeds of neps.
I am trying not to beat dead horses with perfectly good sticks. Here is what I have found out:
1) Ceph likes a soil that drains well. I may have to make a mixture that will drain better for the plant. Cephalotus problems
I would like to rule out some of the other possibilities before I transplant this ceph, because I have heard that it can be tough on them.
2) I just noticed the perlite I have is fertilized, it is the miricale grow stuff, I didn't think they would but fertilizer on that stuff. could that be burning the roots?
Attached are a few pictures
I did get a little bit under the gun with homework and didn't water it last week. But the soil was not dry. How should I proceed?