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Probably been asked before but .... CPs back in spring mode, in water troughs, greenhouse daytime temp in the 20s ... but a lot of them look pretty shyte.

Sarracenias with brown tops and VFTs with black leaves.

How hard should I prune them back? If I just cut off the dead heads I'll be left with ugly stems / leaves. Can I cut back to the base, or would that be too harsh?

All the best,


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In the wild they'll be burnt to the ground every few years. They won't suffer if you cut everything off, other than they'll have less to photosynthesise with temporarily. I cut a couple if clones right down every year, otherwise they look very tatty.

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