I purchased this established cutting of "Nepenthes alata" (I don't know as it arrived with no pitchers) from a online greenhouse a few months ago and it has settled in and created plenty of leaves and began making pitchers but none are good they're all very weird looking like this:
With a lid very thin and filiform and the peristome collapsing inwards:
The pitcher made after the ones above is almost completely round and has no opening at all, just what looks like a navel orange navel. The one following that is just a dried tube.
The upcoming leaves' pitcher buds have a white stem coming out of them instead of a soft fleshy tip (I couldn't get a focus on these last abberations to show everyone).
To add to the mystery there is no visible problems with the plant like fungus, spots, marks or anything but it appears the plant is freaking out. Perhaps this is a virus inside the plant?
It gets the same water, light, temps, humidty and care as my other lowlanders. If this is a highland form would growing it in true lowland conditions cause it to do this if it were a highland plant? If so I can simply move it but if it's infected with some disease I don't wanna risk my HL collection!
Does anyone have an idea what could be wrong with this guy?
Thanks for any thoughts! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]