A while back I placed an order with a nursery in Texas. I don't like getting plants there but sometimes I do because what I'm looking for isn't available anywhere else. I ordered two plants. An N. bicalcarata giant Sarawak and an N. campanulata. The bical died on me. It started going down hill the moment I got it out of the ship box. I have two other bicals dong well so it's not that I don't know how to take care of them. Was very disapionted. The campanulata had two decent tiny pitchers and had very nice dark green leaves. After talking with some people here though, it seems dark green is bad. Is this so for campanulata? The grow tip seemed damage and it did start to make new leaves but they are way smaller than the ones it had. I'm glad it's still making leaves though but not pleased with this set back.
I've put it in my tank. Temps are 70-80 day and night. Humidity 70-90%. I think I've had it a month now and it hasn't made any progress. I know you don't fertilize nepenthes but I thought this one could use a little help since I'd like to see normal leaves and not worry about pitchers just yet. Last week I gave it very little liquid orchid fertilizer. That's it no more. It's still in the round green 3 inch pot that it came in when shipped. Looks like its in LFS at least on top but who knows what's underneath. I'm wondering if I should repot it with a better mix to a bigger pot? If so what do you recommend? "Soils" I have for mixing are LFS, pet, pealite, vermiculite and orchid bark. Soon it will be warm enough for my lowlanders to go back outside so I'm sure that will help too. But it probably won't be until April.