I'll jump straight in to my question here. I picked this Nepenthes ventricosa up in early October:
Almost 5 months later, here's the same Nep:
How long is this juvenile phase supposed to last? I know that within the first year, a plant like this should "level up" so to speak and start putting out mature pitchers and larger leaves. This thing is definitely putting out pitchers constantly, but the leaves have hardly gotten bigger.
Is there anything I can do for this plant to get it to pick up the pace a little? Every 3 weeks or so I give it a light misting of dilute orchid fertilizer; every two weeks I squirt some "porridge" made of betta pellet food and water into its pitchers.
Thanks in advance!