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    Nepwnthes pitcher not forming / without pitcher lid

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    I have a problem with my nepenthes alata and rebecca soper, as described in the title.
    The pitchers, although they look as in the pictures below, they have plenty of juice in them. Anyone had the same problem?
    Also, can the nepenthes from the last picture be identified? It doesn't look like the alata I have, and i have no idea what could it be.


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    It looks like a humidity problem to me. I suggest spraying the young pitchers that haven't fully developed yet with distilled water several times a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    It looks like a humidity problem to me. I suggest spraying the young pitchers that haven't fully developed yet with distilled water several times a day.
    I have, but not several times a day. I will try it out, thanks!

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    I'm going to agree second everything said above. It seems that happens more when they don't like the ambient humidity. I'll echo that misting multiple times a day should fix the problem. As for your nep ID question, I'm not sure what it is...would agree not alata though.

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    Spraying won't help, as the liquid will evaporate rapidly and only raise local humidity for a short period, and may in fact contribute to further dehydration and burning of the pitchers; even several times a day won't do much. However, setting open saucers of water nearby may help raise humidity at a more constant rate, or placing a humidifier nearby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    Spraying won't help, as the liquid will evaporate rapidly and only raise local humidity for a short period, and may in fact contribute to further dehydration and burning of the pitchers; even several times a day won't do much. However, setting open saucers of water nearby may help raise humidity at a more constant rate, or placing a humidifier nearby.
    I know that a lot of people are of this opinion, but I could swear that most of my windowsill neps do keep pitchers longer/create more when I mist them and conversely seem to suffer when I do not. Maybe it's just a strong placebo effect/I am delusional, and my ambient humidity is just fine, but I do think there's something to it? Though, obviously a humidifier is a much more reliable solution, in any case.

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