im looking for someone experienced in nepenthes care and propagation to analyze these 2 pics and provide an explanation.
Background: a number of months ago I took 2 cuttings of my Nepenthes x ventrata. I stuck one cutting in a glass of distilled water and another in a small pot filled with quality LFS as an experiment. Both were kept under identical environmental conditions. I'm using a 4 bulb t5-HO fixture. The one in the pot of LFS looks great and already has beautiful, colored pitchers. The one in the water is starting to look like crap but has lots of roots.