The cutting of Nepenthes

From: Andrew Marshall (
Date: Wed Aug 18 1999 - 08:57:54 PDT

Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 08:57:54 -0700
From: "Andrew Marshall" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2969$foo@default>
Subject: The cutting of Nepenthes

Hi Folks, Hi Tim,
    Sage advice warning, alert alert!!!
    Concerning whether or not to chop the N. ventricosa and N. ampullaria to
induce the production of basal shoots. In my experiance the most productive
method is to let the long stems hang down unsupported. They will stress the
mainstem enough to induce the shoots, and then you can cut the stems off.
    I have, and used to regularly cut Nepenthes to the ground when they
became big hairy monster types. No longer, as occasionally they do not
return. I heartliy reccomend letting the stems hang until next season. By
then you will have what you want, basal shoots, AND the right time of year
as well to take advantage of the excess material and make cuttings from it.
    Best wishes

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