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    Basal Shoots

    Hi guys, my N. Ventrata has started to send out some basal shoots and I'm wondering what the standard procedure is when these little'uns appear? I don't want the plant to get too big as I've got limited space and plan on getting more neps, so would that mean I should remove them, or simply cut the plant back when it gets too big? I don't have any pictures but they've both reached around 4cm tall.

    Thanks for any advice

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    Tom, If you have the room for em now, you can wait til they are a little bigger and make cuttings with them.

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    Yeh it should be fine for now, its hanging so plenty of space for it to expand into. Im not sure about cuttings later though because I don't want more little ventratas taking up room, although im sure I can find people to take them off my hands! Thanks for the advice

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    Just last night I chopped my Nepenthes thorelii x campanulata vine off (I left the 3-4 basals it had made) and made the vine itself into some 2-3 node cuttings and poked the cuttings back into the original 8" pot. This way they'll root/start growing and I didn't have to waste more space on this particular plant. In a couple months when these cuttings show signs of growth I can easily tease them out in a little wad of moss and trade them off.

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