Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 15:25:43 -0500 From: "Malouf, Perry" <Perry.Malouf@jhuapl.edu> To: email@example.com Message-Id: <aabcdefg656$foo@default> Subject: RE: Nepenthes~ ~ ~SCARE ~ ~Stories~~
> "Don't Shock the Nepenthes!"
> BUT! Wouldn't pruning the plant be a shock?
Listen, these plants grow in the wild. Various elements
of nature can break a nepenthes vine and the plant
can survive nonetheless.
Use some common sense when pruning. The less you
prune off, the better for the mother plant. Removing
50% of the vegetative growth is more detrimental than
If your plants are small, why prune them at all? Are
you really pushing to propagate them? Nepenthes
look their best (my opinion) when you let them grow
as they would in nature. I prune my plants only when
they become inconveniently large, or when side shoots
start growing and the main vine starts looking less than
optimal. The smaller plants are left alone.
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