This started growing out in my Nepenthes ventricosa pot after I repotted about 6 months ago.
The N. ventricosa has not been doing well at all (though all my other plants are doing fine), so I wondered if it was possible that the moss was somehow responsible for the nep's continued decline? This moss is starting to show up in a few of my other pots, and I've been plucking it out systematically as I see it, but there was so much in the nep pot I never bothered.
It wasn't produced a pitcher in over 6 months; the end of the leaf always dies before one opens. It is a fairly young plant but was producing a pitcher on every leaf before. You can see from one of the photos below the closest I've come in 6 months to a "pitcher".
Nep's current conditions:
- 160W of T12 6500K lighting, 12 hours a day (was 13/day until yesterday, and was 14/day about a month before that)
- Temps: 65-78 F night/day
- Humidity: 45%-70% night/day
- Soil: Peat/perlite/orchid bark mix
- Fertilizer: 1/4 strength Maxsea (the new "standard" stuff) once per month (was twice per month until I dropped lighting to 13 hours). Pured over plant and into soil; I flush the pot with quite a bit of water 24 hours later.
- Distilled water only
I don't think I keep the soil too wet (it generally stays damp), but given it's got 33% peat in it, I wonder if I should water even less than I do now.