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Hello everyone! I'm new here.

About a couple of weeks ago, My Nepenthes pitchers (owned since March 2021) started manifesting these spots. I have been leaving them on my porch (full sun) with no prior issues. They've been catching plenty of insects (I live in Missouri, so the humidity + insect ratio has increased since then).

Now some of the leaves are starting to yellow/die, with further black spots appearing on some of the new shoots developing from both pots.

I'm growing concerned, as I've gotten very attached to my plants. I noticed small insects & white dots in the yellow pot's sphagnum peat moss (what both of my pitchers have been set in), & i'm wondering if I need to repot or use neem oil on the soil (I've done that before over the past couple of month).

These are the first Nepenthes i've ever personally owned, and I plan to keep them around as long as I can. Please help!! Can provide further information as needed.
 

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How many hours of full sun? Do you have a photo of the bugs? It's been in the same spot on the porch since you got it in March? Are you using pure water? Has it been growing new leaves and pitchers in your case since you got it?
 
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How many hours of full sun? Do you have a photo of the bugs? It's been in the same spot on the porch since you got it in March? Are you using pure water? Has it been growing new leaves and pitchers in your case since you got it?
•Typically about 12-14 hours
•More or less, yes. I initially had them inside, then transfered them outside. I've had to move them around a few times, but always in an area where the sun can hit.
•Yes, they've been growing new pitchers & leaves like crazy.
•Yes, Distilled Water always.
•It's a bit hard to catch photos of them, but here. The bigger one is new, it just jumped out as i removed an older leaf (just took these 3 mins ago).
 

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My leaves used to yellow and die quickly leaving me with palm tree like vines. I started shading the greenhouse fairly heavily and it has much improved. I wonder if 12-14hrs of direct sun is too strong for it. I'm not sure what your little friend there is.
 
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