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I notice Capensis Red leaf will have new growth at the base
as to where Capensis Broad leaf will have new growth on the Stem.
Thus in a period of time it may look like a small Palm tree.

Question is... should one Top trim this plant  to keep new growth closer to the Base?

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Hi Brett,

In nature Broadleaf D. capensis has something of a scrambling habit where they grow up, flop over, then root.  It's really useful when you're growing on a hillside in a spring seep.

In cultivation you can decapitate the plant below one of the new side roots that develop, pot it up giving you a new plant.  The bottom stem stump will then develop numerous new shoots.  You can also just repot the whole thing deeper in a larger pot.  Be sure to trim off any dead foliage.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest
http://www.growcarnivorousplants.com

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