I've had my largest Cephalotus for approximately 18 months and have never had to remove a dead pitcher. The climate here is cool, so that may contibute to pitcher longevity.
I wondered the same thing.
My typical Ceph is still throwing out adult pitchers. The oldest pitchers are 8 months old and show no sign of deterioration. Far different than Nep pitchers........
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One of my new Cephalotus pitchers just turned brown. I'm a little worried because it was a new leaf that wasn't fully developed.
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