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Don't want to freak you out, but I see stuff like that when plants get certain diseases. I wouldn't be too worried, I mean, some people give many of those to plants on purpose because they like how it affects the coloration of flowers and stuff, that is the only thing I can think of that would cause that after a pitcher was developed.
 
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Thx for the reply psychosarah.
I will see in the next few days..

Av: a pitcher who last only 4 months? All my others helis keep their pitchers for at least 1 year. I wondering because this pitcher is dying from the bottom, with a rust like color. Maybe this specie is different..
 
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meh, looks normal to me.... end of pitcher life

It gets patchy like that, and only at the bottom? Nepenthes and sarracenia, and most other CPs I have seen, have discoloration at the uppermost part of the pitcher before it dies, not at the base first.
 
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Yes, i feed all my helis twice a month since years..

I think about changing the soil mix. I got many lil plantlets at the base of the plant. I need backup plants!
 
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IMHO, since it was the first pitcher (in your care, so just getting out of recovery) it had the least ability to utilize the food and damage has resulted
Meh, I wouldn't be concerned unless I saw further evidence of progression....

but that's just my opinion at this point :)
 
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Sarah may very well be right, but unless I saw it on new growth... I wouldn't be concerned.

I think the pitcher is just saying goodnight :)
 
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If I am right, it will spread to new growth and old growth for a bit, but the plant might just grow fine with some discoloration (if it is like the virus given to tulips to make them multicolored). That is, if it is a virus, not that all viral infections that would do that are harmless, but your plant on the whole looks fine.
 
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