Before I start this thread, I will inform you that this issue is not the infamous Curved-Leaf Syndrome.
This issue is not the infamous Curved-Leaf Syndrome.
Yes, indeed, it is I, Plant Planter, the one with the uncreative name, and my "Cupped Trap" plant is ailing.
Here's the deal. My lovely little "Cupped Trap" plant is making traps. That isn't the problem. The PROBLEM is that the traps don't mature. They don't grow. They stay a very bright red. They just open and die soon after. I know that "Cupped Trap" plants don't grow as large of traps as other plants do, but I can't possibly imagine what the problem might be. Here are the stats for my plant:
Light. Sixteen hours per day of artificial light or four to five hours per day of direct sun.
Humidity. Very low, no terrarium.
Water. Strictly distilled water and/or collected rainwater.
Media. 100% peat in a lining of Sphagnum.
Nutrition. None other than light.
Pests. No signs of aphids. There are springtails and a spider that weaves webs in the pot, but they don't hurt the plant.
I'm sure that this is not a characteristic of "Cupped Trap" plants. After all, crossing one of them with another makes seeds that don't have the cupped traps. Therefore they must be cloned to get cupped plants, and thereby all "Cupped Trap" plants in the world are identical, which would mean that all "Cupped Trap" plants in the world would experience this. Don't quote me on this. I only read that "Cupped Trap" plants that make seeds will not make seeds with the famous cupped traps.
I appreciate any tips, facts, opinions, or personal anecdotes about the (newly dubbed) Small-Leaf Syndrome!
(End of five-minute formality. )