Hello! I finally have pitchers coming on my Nepenthes! It appears the older leaves w/dried up pitcher stems will no longer make pitchers. These older stems have grown long & hanging. All the pitchers are coming on the new growth sent up this spring from the center of the plant. Question: Should I let it go as it is, or cut off the older long stems? If they would put pitchers on, then great, but I'm thinking no on that. If I cut off, would these root in water? I do not want to kill the plant now after waiting so long for pitchers to return. Question: Would you please recommend a way to water this plant while we are away for vacation or weekends coming up? I can take it w/us if need-be. Thanks much! Your help is appreciated.
Answer Hi Holly,
Cutting off the non-productive stems will not harm your plant in any way. I might actually make the main growing stems more productive. This variety roots easily in water.
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