... I repotted into a larger pot, using the same mix as the original. From that point, it didn't even try to make a new pitcher. Each month I struggled with why - First - it was "don't worry, it's just adjusting after being repotted", then it was "it must not like the hotter summer temps - it's going to cool down soon", then the reverse "it doesn't like winter temps...".
Finally I gave in and repotted into a peat-free media mix (same size pot). From that day, the plant started to grow again - really grow. After the repotting, the next leaf was larger & it inflated a small pitcher with little-lid syndrome (not shown). At least it was a step forward. Since then, each leaf has been larger but the pitchers have been deformed - almost circular - very odd. Here's the pitcher after the one with little-lid syndrome:
.... and here's pics of the next pitcher (which was also the most recent) - side views (although it's not obvious, the pitcher below is about twice the size of the pitcher above):
The mouth of the pitcher on each is circular with no lid at all. The 2nd pitcher formed with the mouth directly against the pot.
... and the front:
Suggestions, thoughts are welcome (as always). Now you can see why I said ....
Last edited by RL7836; 04-12-2012 at 05:29 PM.
Well, although my original plant is gradually progressing to less-deformed pitchers, an opportunity came up to trade for another. Naturally, the developing pitcher broke off during shipping or unpacking - but a new one started growing immediately. While it may still have more coloring-up to do, it's already head & shoulders beyond my 1st one (& the next leaf is already 30% larger than this one). In it's home ...
looks like my last update on this thread was 8 10 11 so i thought i would add this update of mine now it seems to grow in normal home humidity and home temps 72 to 80 but loves lots of extra light, this is now under a ho t5 with a bloom and grow bulb, no misting just likes to stay very wetcant wait the next leaf is quite a bit larger than the one attached to this pitcher, i wnat to get a picture of it opening before the peristome folds back.
Gorgeous. I need to get mine up to some sort of size so I cna post pics like that!
Everything has a reason, whether big or small. Never underestimate the power of what is or is not.
There is far more to everything than meets the eye.
Really starting to show the adult characteristics now.
A younger pitcher with less of a flared peristome
that is quite the stunner jasper.
omg! I can't wait for mine to get to that stage* its beautiful Jasper