I have a N. maxia x alata that is about 10" of brown woody stem with about 2 - 3" of green at the end. There are 6 or so nice healthy leaves (some with young pitchers) plus the growing tip. I would really love to get rid of all that brown woody stem. Do I need to wait until it goes into vining mode and make a regular cutting out of it, or can I cut off the woody stem, strip off the bottom 2 or 3 leaves and try to root that? I am under the impression that only a green stem will root and the woody stem will not, perhaps I am wrong. I really don't want to kill it, but that long woody stem takes up a lot of room.