I started growing N. inermis in the beginning of January. *Since this time it has grown two new pitchers. *However, within about 2 days of the opening of each new pitcher the previous pitcher has quickly died off. *My highlanders experience "hard" growing conditions (bright light, 14 hour photoperiod, daytime drop in humidity, and cold breezy nights) *I remember reading on Joachim's website that he has experienced this "one pitcher at a time" growth habit of N. inermis as well.
Has anyone else experienced this? I remember a picture of one of Rob Cantley's N. inermis (in his identification contest) and I seem to remember there being several live pitchers on it. *Are there certain clones that seem to keep several pitchers at a time while others keep fewer, or could this be from the conditions that the plants are cultivated in? *Does anyone know if wild plants show this kind of behavior? *Is it possible that the viscous fluid breaks down over a certain time period and thus the plant only keeps its lower pitchers active for a short time?
Thanks for any input,