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    Occasionally, yes. If it turns black, then no, but that is usually only in low humidity. Sometimes the plant might just take longer to get started pitchering after producing a leaf. I've only had one nepenthes that does that, but it right now has six pitchers starting, and a couple weeks ago wasn't pitchering at all from any of those leaves. Of course, this is only one plant doing it, I grow about 10 nepenthes, the ventricosa is the only one to ever do that.

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    I'm pretty sure its Ventrata, so having ventricosa parentage do you think it will have this habit too? They are definatly not black, they are still soft, just not curving upward yet or anything. The leaves ARE coming out FAAST, but no motion toward pitcher production has even been made, otherwise i would just think its slow... I dont know why it wouldnt pitcher.

    Could it be heat? Its been high eightes and nineties lately, with the exeption of the cooler day of about high seventy, low eighties....

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    How tall is the stem on it? Could be upper pitcher tendrils looking for something to grab onto.

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    The stem, not including the opening leaf is 3".

    The span of the plant leaf tip to tip, not including the tendril, and at the widest point, it is 8.5", but of course, the leaves curve downward slightly... Not quite as bad as a McDonald's arch...

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    Have you been using Superthrive or other fertilizer? I use 1/8-1/4 strength orchid fertilizer + a few drops of liquid trace elemnts every month or so (I flush their pots with it when I water) but too much can cause the plant to quit pitchering and just as you say - put out leaves like crazy. I've heard misting Superthrive directly on the leaves will also cause it to quit pitchering.

    I've never seen a successfully grown nepenthes inside a house, only in greenhouses and terrariums. I know a few people who have tried and usually they just end up with a long vine plant, most houses are simply too dry even for the "tolerant" species.

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    My room's air is damp to the skin...... if i were to sit in there too long during the hot day i'de be discusted. Even if its not humid enough, i dont have anywhere to put it! Thing is tho. When it WAS cooler (ie. less humid), it made a pitcher that is only a bit smaller than the terrarium started pitcher...

    I dont even have access to superthrive. I have orchid fertilizer, but I didnt dare use it on my nep...

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    OK, so how large is the terrarium it is in?

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    It's not in a terrarium. It was only in a terrarium for half of one if it's pitchers production... It has two pitchers.
    Thats wuts so weird!

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