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    Cephalotus - deformed leaves

    Here's a few unusual leaves from a plant I transplanted last fall:

    Deformed lid...


    Combination leaf & pitcher ...


    Full plant for scale (Styrofoam cup ~3.5" / 9 cm)(I removed all pitchers when I transplanted)
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    uhh nice

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    I've had the type n the first picture but not the second. It looks like a cross between a carnivorous leaf and a "winter leaf".


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    Does it "hurt" the plant to remove all the pitchers? (...for any reason?)

    Can it photosynthesize better when the pitchers are not blocking the leaves??

    Stupid question; I know.................
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fryster View Post
    Does it "hurt" the plant to remove all the pitchers? (...for any reason?)

    Can it photosynthesize better when the pitchers are not blocking the leaves??
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    When I significantly disturb a plant's roots, I'll usually remove some of the above-ground material to help the plant recover. Specifically with VFTs, I've noticed that the ones I cut back after planting actually grow better than the ones where I left all aboveground leaves intact. On a major transplant w/ Cephs, they sometimes let some of their pitchers just wilt away anyway, so now I usually chop them off ahead of time...

    On the pitcher vs leaf photosynthesis question - can't see that it matters a lot [imho].
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