I have been comparing the pitcher lifespan between three species I grow. The rajah, hamata & villosa.
So far the rajah lasts the shortest time. The lid dies off first and them gradually the pitcher. The plant is still fairly small and the biggest pitchers so far produced are about 2 inches in height. I would have imagined that in the wild large mature pitchers would last many months given the time & effort the plant needs to produce such large structures?
The hamata pitchers seem to last ages, even given their relatively papery feel.
But the villosa wins hands down with pitchers still being in excellent condition well after a year or more!
Is my experience with fairly short lived rajah pitchers typical amongest growers?