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    beat me to it...i had em once but could see them by pushing the dirt around. my observation: they don't care for light or neem oil

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    After some closer investigations I found another plant that was also affected by what ever this is D: . . . really freaking out about this right now.

    Back side of the leaf where the "bites" were bit.

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    The leaf. See how its pale and furled up on the sides like a dome?

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    I'd really like to reiterate that you don't actually know if it's a pest issue; the first step should be identification.

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    Looks a lot like nectar glands. All my plants have these. Maybe it's something else that's causing the problem?

    http://www.exoticplantsplus.com/NNectarGlands.htm
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    Phew, that makes me feel a lot better! Surprisingly I've never seen nectar glands that look like this on any of my Nepenthes LOL. Makes me feel incredibly stupid :P. But what about the pale and furled leaves? All of the plants have been growing happily for months and I've never seen this, so Im pretty sure its not an adaptation thing.
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    Edit: whoops someone already posted the link
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    1) those are nectar glands.
    2) most of my plants, especially as they grow larger, produce furled leaves just like what you're seeing.
    3) both 1) and 2) are normal.

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    Yeah, I certainly freaked out too much over this one. In the past nectar glands have been black for me so this is new. I should probably spend less time staring at my plants LOL.


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