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    Hi there,

    When I got my pitcher plants, some of the leaves are dying or hard. For my VFT's, I simply pluck the leaves. Do I do the same with these pitcher plants? What's the average amount of leaves a plant will have? I hear that sometimes, they grow flowers. If I wanted seeds, should I rub one flower head up against another flower head? Thanks.

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    For pitcher plants (and all plants really) just cut off dead parts. The amt. of leaves depends on the species, my S.rubra has ~30, and my S.leucophylla has 2. They do flower if they are mature, and to get seeds (look in the savage garden for a drawing) take pollen off the anthers on the top inside of the underhanging flower, and deposit it to the pistils on the top edge of the "dish" bottom. I know that probably didnt make any scence at all, but it helps to see a photo of it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    Hope this helps!
    Cole
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