Now I want to try a leaf from my prized Cephalotus but am very worried about damage to the actual plant. I have read that leaf pullings from a ceph can leave it succeptible to a bacterial infection at the pulling site and it is best to just do a leaf cutting, but leaf cuttings will have a lower success rate. My ceph is mature but it was a very expensive purchase and only had about 5 mature pitchers and 5-6 non carnivorous leaves.
Basically I would be devastated if I ended up killing the plant, thanks for the advice.
Here are a few pictures of my VFT leaf pulls with their new growth.
UPDATE:New growth showing through! Very excited.
New growth as of 7/20/17, about 6 months after I pulled the leaf I believe, you can see how quickly it has grown in 2 months now that it is established. I have moved this to a new pot and placed it in my kitchen window with all my other Cephs, hopefully it adjusts ok. One thing I have learned about Cephs is they do not like rapid changes in light or humidity!