N spectabilis has been growing like a weed for the past 6 months or so. The plant is still pretty small. About a month or so ago, I noticed that the growth rate was about the same but the size of the new leaves was rapidly decreasing, to the point that they were forming a 'cone' at the tip. The new leaves and the tip have been steadily browning while the older leaves have remained green. Today I noticed it has put out a small basal.
I don't know if this is the chicken or the egg... Didnit make the basal because the tip died, or did the tip die because it was putting energy into the basal?
I'm concerned because I'm seeing the same growth pattern in my asritolochioides but it does not have a visible basal. Asritolochioides has not grown well for me, never pitchering (I've only had it for 3 or so months) so I'm worried itnis starting a slow death.