I've had a great bical x amp hybrid for about three months now, but which hasn't done anything. Literally, nothing. I wanted to know if there is anything to induce growth.
First up, a shot of the pitchers - (This is why I like it, look at those fangs!)
So, here it is on 01/31/14:
So, as you can sort of see, basically, it has lost a pitcher, but that's it. I've seen no growth. I'm slightly concerned.
Treatment: As you can see from the last picture, it sits next to an amp, which is next to a bical. Both of them are doing splendidly, having ridiculous leaf jumps, etc. My initial thought was that it inherited the bical's tendency towards sulkiness. In other words, the tendency to do nothing after being moved to a new location, but I think it's been too long for it not to do nothing. (I judge this against the two bicals I just got, which, admittedly, were not barerooted/repotted, like this plant, but both of them have started growing after only a couple weeks of sulking (and one of those had a severely damaged growing point)).
The bical x amp has been getting the same treatment as everything else - coffee every month or so, and SeaMax every few weeks - and it is the only plant to refuse to grow a minutia. It gets the same T5s and everything. Basically, everything that has been making its cousins happy, it's been getting.
My thoughts: My first thought is that its cousins are potted in pure lfs, not the leca clay:lava gravel:seramis Nep mix that I started using. So, maybe I ought to change the medium. However, no other plant in this mixture has seen a negative effect - though I haven't tried it on either a bical or an amp.
I don't really have any other thoughts, other than wondering if the rust (indicative of stress, according to Paul) is also indicative of a decline in the plant which will result in eventual death. Obviously, I don't want the plant to die, so I thought I'd reach out and see how you all think I should proceed. (My guess, however, is that Paul or Johnny will say "be patient").