I got these two VFTs (one 'Red Dragon' and one 'B52') over a month ago, and I'm just wondering how they are doing since I have been noticing traps dying over the past few weeks. Where they were grown before, they had higher humidity and I don't think they got any direct sunlight (just lots of bright filtered light)... At my house they get direct sun all day and are exposed to low humidity during the day. When the traps die, they do it pretty slowly and start from the edge and gradually die back to the leaf base over an extended period of time, which I believe is normal.
This typically wouldn't have me worried, but some of the young traps that hadn't even opened up yet have died as well. On the 'Red Dragon' you can see one of the small traps that has turned brown and crispy at the top (that will eventually spread down the whole leaf). The 'B52 used to have like twice as many pitchers, but many of them died off (including new ones) and I removed them. However, you can see in the photos that the plants have new pitchers forming... The only problem is, they seem to have stopped growing. They're not dying, they're just not growing. I'm not sure if I'm just expecting them to grow faster than they actually do or if they really are on standby.
Would all this be a result of going from lower light/higher humidity to higher light/lower humidity? Is there anything I can do to jumpstart their growth again or should I just wait it out? I have them in a tray of water, but I've elevated the VFT corner so the water level is never that high (generally less than an inch, a fraction of the way up the pot). Any thoughts?