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    N. sanguinea; mysterious brown stuff

    I recently got a N. sanguinea from Clint, which is growing great; each new pitcher has been bigger than the previous. They are all producing nectar, and this is where it gets kinda weird. On all of the pitchers, there is a brown-ish colored stuff that has formed on nectar that collected on the peristome. It seems to rub off onto my finger when I touch it. Does anyone know what it is? Is this normal? Would a picture help?

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    Probably black soot, which is a type of fungus or mildew I think. It grows on sugar- or carbohydrate-rich substrate; probably just attracted by the nectar. Fairly normal, if that's what it is.
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    N. sanguinea nectar sometimes IS a brownish/red color. Sometimes blood red! Is it that or is there something ON the nectar?

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    I dunno if it is the nectar or not, because it seems to turn brown-ish with age.

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    It's nectar.
    sanguinea produces this colored nectar on the persitome.
    search for post N sanguinea bleeds, or bleeding sanguinea, you will see pics of the colored nectar.
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    Oh, ok. Thanks. Yeah, your pics look like what mine has. Anyone know why this is? Or has it not been looked into?

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    nectar as far as i know looks like you have the same form as me. the orange pitcher form. its a great plant and mine has gone from 3in across to a foot since december!!!
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    Someone told me that's why it's called N. sanguinea (which means blood red). That is indeed the color of the nectar, and your plant looks great!

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