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    when nepenthes traps go black do you cut them off like a VF?

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    when they completly black I use to cut them down
    make the plants look better and no harm to the plant
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    acctually the pitchers turn brown. i also cut them off to keep the plant looking nice and healthy but i keep them to the side in a basket. later on when the leaves turn brown or black i cut them off also but i put them into the trash
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    thx for the info

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    Leaving them on won't hurt the plant at all either. It's kind of cool looking at them once the plant gets big, and they've got little, shriveled brown/black pitchers, next to much larger, fresh pitchers.

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    Older literature I've read siad to cut the dead/shriveled pitchers off because they could potentially lead to fungal infections, probably only a big concern in an enclosed terrarium with no air circulation. But after reading that I've always cleaned them up but cutting the shriveled ones off, "just in case"!

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