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    ok i have a bog bowl with some pitcher plants and vfts in it, i removed the vfts and mulched the top of the bowl with straw and put it away in our garage (pretty cold in their as we have snow) in the corner out of the way. now my question is in the spring do i have to trim off all of the old pitchers? i assume i do but im just checking to make sure, thanks in advance

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    they dont get trimmed in the wild, so I suppose you dont

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    You are best taking off all the dead parts now. Your plant will be better off for it. Though it sounds like you will be putting the plant in too dark a place.
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    Yep, cut off the dead bits now to prevent fungus. Leave anything green though, including during spring. Anything green is being used for photosynthesis, so even in winter it would be best to put it where there is some light so that it can take advantage of milder days.
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    hmm the problem with getting it light is i really dont have a place, other than outside and in northeast ohio we get some really bad snow and cold temps, so what should i do?

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    buy a light lamp

    a workshop lamp even..

    something you can hang or tripod near the plants..
    it gives them light, and a tad bit of heat too.

    dont put it too close though, cause they may burn..
    put it mainly for the light, not heat

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    Definitely cut the dead parts off.. true, they don't get cut in the wild, but trimming the dead parts helps the plant's overall appearance and also gives new leaves more room to grow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (FlytrapGurl @ Dec. 24 2004,6:17)]Definitely cut the dead parts off.. true, they don't get cut in the wild, but trimming the dead parts helps the plant's overall appearance and also gives new leaves more room to grow.
    Leaves dotn grow in winter, you mainly chop off the dead parts to prevent fungi such as botrys.
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