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    Upright Tentaculata

    So I have a tentaculata that is growing in a semi-cascade way right now and I would like it if it grew up rather than sideways. Would it be bad for it if I just let a pitcher stay on the soil surface to suppost the plant or should I just let it keep growing sideways?

    pitcher not on soil:


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    Thanks for your time
    Gettin there...

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    Either way is fine, that pitcher looks like its gunna die soon anyway. I have a plant that started falling out of the pot like that but it eventually started growing towards the light anyway. I assume after a while the growth tip will be pointed towards the lights (or window or w/e)

    Edit: oh oops its the other pitcher. But either way I still say the above.

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    I'd let it keep growing sideways. Nepenthes are vining plants, so it's completely natural and to be expected that your tentac should grow to the side out of the pot. A pitcher supporting the plant would only be a very short-term solution anyways, as the pitcher would eventually die, thus causing the plant to once again grow to the side.

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    Well once it vines its impossible to keep upright for any amount of time, besides ke growing it like this and you can expect a basal soon

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    A longer term solution would be supporting it with a stake. If you do this make sure the end that goes into the soil is pointed so it causes the least disruption to the roots as possible, I use pencils to no ill effect!

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