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    I was wondering if shaking pitchers causes them to die prematurely? As my washing machine shakes the house a tad tib. I also end up cutting the dead leaves/pitchers off which I cannot help but disturb the pitchers more. Should I not clip off the dead leaves/pitchers?

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    If the pitchers and leaves are dead cut them off because it makes the plant unattractive.

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    Shakeing the plant shouldn't bother it. If it did, they would all drop dead the moment the wind blew, lol
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    Quote (Darcie @ Mar. 31 2003,03:33)
    Shakeing the plant shouldn't bother it. If it did, they would all drop dead the moment the wind blew, lol [/QUOTE]
    Good point! The only concern I had was the fluid moving around starting the digesting process. In which it would cause as sooner death.

    I do think having died pitchers looks unattractive and that is why I cut them off. It is all about the looks .

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    Actually the fluid moving around keeps the pitcher acids viable and it prevents fungus and rotten smells fomr coming out fo the pitcher. I periodicaly jiggle my pitchers as it helps the plant digest it's prey, it also prevents premature pitcher death from "indigestion".

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    I wish my pitchers would die faster, they go about 50% and just stay that way for weeks, lol.
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    Quote (Darcie @ Mar. 31 2003,05:55)
    I wish my pitchers would die faster, they go about 50% and just stay that way for weeks, lol.[/QUOTE]
    abra cadabra...done! I would like to keep mine for few months. As my nep ventricosa just produced this nice pitcher for me :



    Yes, I just embezzled the camera from work...hehehehe lol

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    Also cut of died pitchers and leafs soo the plant wouldn't waste energy on the died leafs. Nice Pitcher on you N. Ventricosa
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