Odd, I thought I replied to this. I am growing it, but I haven't had the good fortune to start with anything nearly as large as you started with. Try removing the adult pitcher on your starter and cutting the rest of the plant about 2/3 the size. This and H. elongata seem the slowest growers for me and chronically are very small from Wistuba. Most others I have seen at one time or another at least as being larger, but never these. And, although I've been able to kill anything, I have at least some luck with the others until some disaster overtook them (slowly getting those under control). This and H. elongata now seem stable, but grow v..e..r..y s..l..o..w..l..y for me.-kby
Hello kby. Big as mine? When i got my lil hispida, the plant has only 2 tiny juvenile pitchers and a semi adult one. Hard to be smaller than that. Also, from my opinion, cutting any healthy pitcher will reduce photosynthesis and the new growth will take longuer to appear. All healthy leaves are important, especially after a stressfull event like shipping.
My hispida is a very fast grower, at least in my setup. You can see the difference between the pictures. In my collection, the fastest grower is h.parva, and the slowest is h.minor var pilosa auyan giant. I think all pilosas are very slow growers.