I purchased this N. densiflora x spectabilis just over a month ago and it doesn't seem to like me as much as all of my other neps. It has taken the entire time not to grow a leaf, but to open it... And it's not even 3/4 way done! It also just opened up it's first pitcher, which was already 2/3 formed, in my care, which is terribly slow compared to all of my other neps. The growth tip, now the tendril, on the new leaf is also black... Not sure if it's characteristic of the species or just dead. I'm just curious if this is a slow growing nep, if I'm not providing the correct conditions, or if I just got a dud specimen. Also, when I got it, it had three pitchers, all three old. One died off and the other two look perfectly fine, despite being a few months old. Not sure what the deal is... Maybe just a completely slow plant at everything?
Temperature: 64-68 (night) 74-78 (day)
Lighting: 20w T5 12" above and & 20w T12 8" in front
If I'm doing something incorrectly, I want to be able to correct it. Soon, all of my neps will be moved outside into a greenhouse, which will be like 50F at night and 90F at the hottest point in the day (about 30 mins), but mid seventies to low eighties the rest of the time if it's sunny. Any tips?