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    Last week I got pretty busy and accidentally let my S.Purpurea go dry... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] All of the pitchers are now dry (crusty and brittle) even after I've tried misting them twice a day. The good news is that it's still growing.

    My question is... should I cut off the rest of the pitchers since they're all dried?
    DOH!

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    I would suggest cutting off the dead material. I do this with my pitcher plants. Help to discourage fungal attacks and rot.
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    Yes, They are of no use now and will only be in the way of the new pitchers and be ugly. I have done this too and I submerged my entire plant in water to rehydrate it. It help on some of it but not all. Sorry that happed. It's angering and discouraging.
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    I don't know if it's because of the height or what, but it's very dry in my apartment. I couldn't sleep a night this winter without having a humidifier on beside me. Luckily my VFT's in the same terrarium were able to handle the brief dry periods.
    DOH!

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