I joined the forum to ask about my ventricosa (probably, could be ventrata). I've had it for a few years; love it, will get more neps when I have the space. It's grown from a tiny home depot plantling to a sizeable plant, with approximately equal sized vining and basal stems. Until recently it was doing great, with large pitchers coming off every leaf. It's in correct substrate (can't remember what, but I did research at the time), a slightly too large pot, and has done well with minimal but correct care.
A few months ago, the vining stem pitchers began to die off at a very small size -only a few millimeters. Some grow larger, but not to the size they used to be, and clearly immature pitchers are dying off. The leaves are also not as bright a green as they were. The basal shoot, on the other hand, is doing great; pitchers are steadily getting larger and the leaves are vibrant. My question is, what's going on, and how can I help?
Now, all this coincided with a move. The plant used to be on a south-facing window (I'm in Toronto, Canada), and is now in a corner where two windows meet - E and S. Could it be shock from too much sunlight? That's my only idea so far, but it doesn't explain why the basal shoot is doing fine.
Or should I have trimmed something when the basal shoot appeared? I was under the impression mature plants could support both.
Thanks for any advice!