Carnivorous Plants/drosophyllum

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hi, I was wondering if I should cut the dead leaves on my drosophyllum or not. I like to because I thought it helps with hygiene, but I have seen many people that do not.

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If the growing conditions are healthy (good air movement, lots of light, not too wet, etc.) then there isn't any real risk in leaving the dead leaves on any plant.  But if you prefer the look of the plant with the dead leaves removed, then you can certainly do so without damaging your plant.

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