Thanks for the info Paul.
I waited until the plant was established and growing before I fertilized. It was growing well, but slowly. Its environment is good - it's under a 125W (600W equiv) CFL at 6500K that outputs about 9000 lumens. All the plants I have under it are growing phenomenally. The only environmental problem I have with the ventricosa are temps up to 90 during the day, so it doesn't open its lids up all the way to prevent its pitcher sauce from evaporating. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it or not.
After I added fertilizer to the nep, the growth rate increased two-fold and it had created two new pitchers in a little over a week. The second fertilization, two weeks later, is where that one pitcher got burned. It's still doing fine and the burned pitcher has not shown any sign of getting any worse than what I originally attached.