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    Home Depot Alata

    picked one up and home depot today and want to know how to best nurse it back to health. The top halves of all the pitchers (~6" long) are dried and shriveled but there are a few new ones growing in the bottom of the pot. should I cut the old ones off? I might also try and divide it since there seems to be at least two different "stalks" growing out from the center of the pot. Any help? I know I def need to repot it into some lfs or similar. looks like its in pure mudd right now

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    not alata. its N. x Ventrata. yes repot it. but i would halt from dividing it until it recovers and starts to pitcher again.
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    ok, sounds like a plan. how about cutting off the old half withered pitchers? will they ever regrow from those leaves?

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    Cut them off. Nothing will regrow from that area, either.

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    Personally, I'd divide right now. There's no point in waiting for it to pitcher again; it would just have to recover again.

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    true ben. but! if it has enough stress on it right now why stress it further? like in a multiple surgery thing. why dont they do it all in one go instead of 3 different operations its not really the same thing...but it sorta is...
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    I'm just saying you might as well get over with it and divide while repotting. Plants aren't the same as animals; plants are very persistent in growing, even if they have been damaged a lot. Either way, it'll take some patience, and I just think that once the plant has been shocked to a point, it can't be shocked any more, so I think you might as well divide when you repot.

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    If you're going to divide it, do it now. If you don't, your plant(s) are going to have to get used to new conditions twice instead of just once. Repotting always, in every case, helps out. Its not going to start stressing the plant unless you manhandle the roots. Ergo, get it over with, as there is really no reason to wait.
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