I got my first Nepenthes a few months ago...a little rafflesiana...and I've been waiting oh-so-patiently for it to develop pitchers. *the leaves have been growing strands which eventually develop a little pitcher at the end...which grows bigger and bigger...
and today I noticed the one that looked like it was closest to becoming an actual pitcher was brown, dried up, dead.
I think all the growing conditions are fine...nice and warm, very humid, a few hours of light a day.
there's still 5 pitchers-to-be...but man, I'm so anxious to see one open!