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Hi,

Many of my sarracenias have caught so many insects they've come out in brown splotches round the dead insects. I found a previous thread which mentions the same thing (I think) : http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=28541

What's the accepted wisdom on how to treat this problem? Just leave it or crop the pitchers below the rot? Seems a shame to prevent the plants catching prey but it does spoil their look. BTW all my plants are in a cool greenhouse.

Many thanks,

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As long as the rest of the leaf is still alive it will continue to catch and digest insects - and photosynthesise.

Edited by Loakesy

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As it fills up I get a skewer and push all the dead insects down, so the insect level doesn't get too high. It's a smelly job sometimes :thumright:

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If the brown leaves really bother you, cut them off, but it's not recommended! :wink:

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Yes, despite the decay insects are still attracted to the plants.

The decay probably helps attract some species.

Edited by jimfoxy

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