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    Cool

    Im curious As do i cut off all the dead parts of the pitchers?

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    I dont feel like taking another few photos, but yea, So IF the Top of it is dead should I cut it off? (That is a burn from last year On that little wing)

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    I would leave it. It's not gonna hurt anything.
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    There's only a tiny bit of dead material on that pitcher. When the whole hood's gone brown, you can cut that off if you want.
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    Thanks... Its like that all over my purps pitchers.

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    I'm conservative when it comes to cutting living tissue, especially if your plant only has a few leaves. While it may not be pretty, I find that my plants do better (especially when coming out of dormancy) if I keep the pitchers until they're about 65%+ dried out. I believe the portion of the dying leaf continues to photosynthesize, even if it can't catch insects. This seems to make a difference.

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