Pitcher Plants
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Pruning pitcher plants

Zone Walsall UK | Anonymous added on April 4, 2019 | Answered

I have 3 pitcher plants called Levcophilliax Oreophila and, after keeping in a greenhouse over the winter, they look very untidy with brown leaves .What should I do ? Should I cut them back to the base? Regards John Woodworth

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 4, 2019

Serrecenea (American Pitcher Plants) can be pruned back as long as the pitcher portions are almost all of the way brown. They do need some dormant period to come back properly, which would mean that they need to be exposed to cool temperatures enough to almost completely die back. Without this dormancy, they will not tend to be as vigorous, or do near as well as those that do experience a dormant period. This article will give you further instruction on how to care for these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pitcher-plants/pitcher-plant-winter-care.htm

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