In taking pictures of my lovely N. spectabilis x aristolochioides for a thread I created last night, I noticed some red spots on its leaves. Here's a pic that shows them better:
I've read that red spots can be a sign of three things:
1) too much light
2) viral infection
3) crappy growing conditions leading to imminent death
My conditions are:
16 hours of T8 light (2x 3000K bulbs, 2x 6500K bulbs, 32 watts apiece), about 7" below the lights
Temperatures in the high 70s with some drop overnight
Humidity ranging between the high 60s during the day to mid-80s at night
I've had this guy for just under one month. I just finished acclimating it to my grow space by putting it in a large ziploc bag and slowly punching more and more holes in it. I removed it from the bag entirely last weekend. So far, I have fed one pitcher once with a mix of pulverized blood worms and betta pellets and water. I have also lightly misted it once with a weak solution of Maxsea.
I did notice that the undersides of the affected leaves have similar blemishes. No signs of critters anywhere.
Any ideas what might be going on here?