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    Bitten off more than i can chew.... Experts needed

    Hi Everybody,
    Im hoping some of you may be able to help me out with my nepenthes, Ive had it about 2 weeks now and its since opened 2 new pitchers, the trouble is that it is HUGE! Im keen to keep it healthy as its such a truly wonderful plant but I have to admit Im daunted at the prospect because where I have cared for many unusual plants in the past, this one is quite new to me entirely! When I went to buy a pitcher I had never envisioned one like that even existed but I was instantly enchanted and had to have it, it didnt look very well cared for, infact I nearly missed it, as it must of been hanging out the way for years, hence why I got it so cheap $10. Anyway enough sentiment, the facts:
    Its big:



    When i bought it it had 1 dying pitcher which is really small:


    Its since growing new parts everywhere and keps entwining itself, some of the leaves are quite yellow, and of the 2 new pitchers that have opedned one has formed a split:




    The other one seems bigger and healthier:



    I would appreicate any help or advice on keeping it healthy, cuttings etc...
    Many thanks



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    WoW! Great One!

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    If it ever gets too daunting, I would be happy to take it off your hands!

    That plant is worth a lot more then $10
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    Time to make some cuttings!

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    Nice plant! not sure if you're braggin' or complaining! - Rich
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    Thanks :)

    Im not bragging! Blimey no, i need help damn it, if i make cuttings im worried i will mess it up, and i wonder what would happen if i just left it grow as it is, it must need a bigger pot?

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    Also was hoping some kindly dear would tell me some tips to care for it, what i need to know is what should i do to it...

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    if you're just wondering what general caring is needed, theres tons of info here and it can easily be had by searching. Theres even lots of good threads one properly making/taking/rooting cuttings.
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