I need your help. Any ideas, advice or thoughts shared would be greatly appreciated.
I recently bought my first set of highland Nepenthes. One being N.Macrophylla and the other
N.Truncata Pasian. The Macro was extremely small, and for a couple weeks I was using frozen cold packs to decrease the night temps around the two plants. They were in my large terrarium with other lowland Nep's and all seemed well. I was finishing up my Highland Terrarium and where they were was only temporary.
Anyway, I recently moved the 2 plants to their new "Highland" home and within a week or so the N.Macrophylla has gotten a bit anemic looking. It's leaves are a shade yellower than they had been and got some brown "rotting" spots on them.
I lowered the humidity slightly, (Humidity was previously identical to where they were.) as I thought that was the reason for the brown spots, however I am worried now about the yellowing taking place slowly.
I can't afford to loose this plant and don't understand why it is that now that I am giving it closer to the right conditions (mid-50's to 60 at night, mid-70's during the day) that it is giving me problems. I am considering temperature shock (like transplant shock), however don't know what to do about it. I don't want to "confuse" or "stress" the plant any more than it apparently already is. This thing is so tiny to begin with, I don't see that I have a lot of time or opportunity to experiment much with what might be wrong.
It did used to be in an east window, and has also been moved to the west window, however it has not heated above 81 degrees (as the east terrarium gets up to, also). I am also supplementing light with a couple short fluorescents just in case.
Any ideas what I might want to try next? Your input would be most appreciated.
Oh, by the way, the Truncata is doing fine and growing, while the Macro never showed any growth yet. I have one other plant that was tiny when I got it (N.Bicalcarata) but was quite a bit larger than the micro-tiny N.Macro is. The Bical took about a month or too to establish and has more than doubled in size in that time. So I know I am not totally inept when it comes to growing Nep's! Again, any ideas would be appreciated.