Hi all, I'm new here, and I just got my first Nepenthes today. I live in a USDA zone 7 (about 4 hours from Carolina Beach) and have three pitcher plants, and two venus fly traps, that have successfully survived a full year outside in my bog garden. (YAY!) So my confidence was up when I ran into several tropical pitcher plants at Home Depot, and I brought one home. It is labeled as Nepenthes Miranda.
After thumbing through Savage Garden, and searching the web I still feel completely in the dark. One site I found said it was N. northiana x N. maxima. (Though I also have seen another site say it was something else that I can't recall off-hand) And from what I've been readin here I believe it can be grown as highland or lowland, but does best as a highland species.
My thought was to repot it from the mystery meat mix it is in, into one part long fiber sphagnum, one part orchid bark, and one part peat moss. But I wasn't sure this was necessary, or even recommended. (This soil it is in now is nearly black and feels like dried peat moss, and I know they've been watering them with a garden hose like all the rest of the plants they sell.)
Also I was thinking of snipping off the dead pitchers, it's got quite a number of browned crispy pitchers, but it looks like it is putting out new ones, but there are no living open pitchers on it at the moment.
Any help would be appreciated. This is the biggest CP I've had so far and would love to see it thrive.
Thank you in advance.