Nep. pitchers

Rebecca Patchett (
Tue, 27 Jun 1995 19:24:47 -0700

Greetings all. I was wondering how long the pitchers of Nepenthes alata, or
any other species for that matter, live. Are they supposed to remain fresh
as long as the life of the leaf? I recently got an N. alata and moved it
into a new, bright environment. It has devoured many crickets, and is
growing like mad, but some of the pitchers it originally came with are
drying out and shriveling up. Is this to be expected - or is the plant
"unhappy"? Thanks for any info...
Rebecca in PDX