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    dark spots on ventricosa leaves

    Ok so the N. Ventricosa I have has 2 nice pitchers and an offshoot so I'm happy, but the leaves were a perfect green when I got it, and now they have dark spots around the edges. Is this ok?? I'm guessing its not too big of a deal seeing as the ventricosa is virtually indestructable. I also have it on my windowsill (which gives it plenty of good sunlight) as opposed to the Mikei which I keep in a terrarium. Also, the Mikei's pitchers shriveled up and died (i think because of the lack of humidity in my terrarium) so I am now misting it... do you think this will help it pitcher (it hasnt so far but it has 2 tendrils). I got it maybe 2 months ago. How long does it typically take for a shipped plant to create a new pitcher?

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    Hmm...I don't have neps yet, but based on my knowledge, Black spot sround the edges might either be a bad thing or the tendril is old (though I'm not sure if it's a tendril with a pitcher, the pitcher or the leaf will die first). What I've heard is that N. ventricosa is practically indestructable so it will probably live. Two reasons why I think it hasn't made pitchers yet is due either low humidity (even though N. ventricosa can still pitcher at very low humidity, but maybe), maybe it's still acclimating, or (which I doubt) is that it may not actually be receiving enough sunlight. Hopefully someone with more knowledge with Nepenthes will help.
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    pics please
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    ok, so here are the ventricosa leaves and one of its pitchers





    and here is the mikei now (flash didnt go off for some reason)


    and here is the mikei when i got it. I want my pitchers back! lol.

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    Yellow leaves too; not too unlike the problem that I had/have with my N. vent:

    See: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=111868
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    I would say it's too wet.

    PS: What kind of Utrics are those behind mikei? They look nice.
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    oh it is U. Sandersonii. As soon as I upped the humidity it started to flower like crazy (:

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    [QUOTE=laxgoal;869911] As soon as I upped the humidity...[QUOTE]

    What's your humidity?
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