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    Seems the list mostly has to do with:
    1. Putting the plant in the wrong soil/conditions (done both)
    2. Dropping the plant off somewhere (did that in Jeremiah's greenhouse yesterday, thankfully to a plant I was buying)
    3. Snapping off leaves/pitchers on various pitcher plants (done it)
    4. Spraying the wrong thing on plants/removing the wrong plant (haven't done this yet)
    5. Did something wrong thinking it would make the plant better (done it numerous times )
    6. Soaked a plant that loves drier soil (done it)
    Let's see how long this list grows
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    Quote Originally Posted by carnivoure12 View Post
    One day I bought and N. ventricosa from Home Depot and never stopped . . .
    We have obviously all made similar mistakes.

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    about three months ago I was pruning up my N.Ampullaria.(which I loved) and I thought I had a leaf in between the scissors but I misjudge the length and I cut of the stem instead. one of the prettiest amps I have ever seen I still fell the pain of osing her

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    Sprayed very old, long past expiration date insecticide on Utricularia in my collection. The plant, moss, and everything else literally melted away...

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    I had a beautiful Nepenthes ventricosa growing under a desk lamp at my university about 5 years ago. When I moved back to my house for the summer, I trimmed all the leaves off the plant (not just the pitchers, the leaves too) so it would be easier to transplant. I figured it was growing extremely good and would pick up again.

    It rotted away within the week after doing that.


    This was it right before trimming all the leaves off (and within a week it was dead)
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    When I was 12 I had a planted terrarium with potting soil, a VFT, D. aldelae, and a Nep all sharing the soil - it didn't last long.

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    One dumb thing? I have so many from which to choose!

    One dumb thing I did was put a Lowes cube of death cobra lily in the direct sun, right after purchasing it. The next day the pitchers went limp and the plant eventually died.

    I once suspended a bunch of temperate pitcher plants in the small, narrow, gentle streamlet behind our apartment. The remnants of what was once a hurricane made its way north and the gentle streamlet turned into a raging river, scattering the collection downstream.

    There are other dumb things....

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    Put plants within range of a sprinkler system connected to tap-like water...
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