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By Sundew grower
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#382910
A tendril on my nepenthes is growing right into an already existing pitcher. One of my other tendrils was growing into the back of the pot so I propped it up on some soil. Is it possible that I can do the same thing but on the side, or will that mess up its growth?
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By BugBiters
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#382923
You can definitely kind of just shove it around to wherever there's more space. Anywhere there is pressure on it the pitcher has the potential to deform, so I try to kind of angle the leaf so the pitcher is "floating" as much as possible with space on all sides.
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By Frothy_Milk
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#382932
You can move it or let it be. I had a tendril on my maxima wavy wrap around it’s own leaf. It grew a bit smushed towards the bottom, but it was perfectly fine other than that.

Try moving it over a bit and plop it in a small little hole in the medium so it can stay put. Usually plants can be trained to hold certain positions.


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By MaxVft
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BugBiters wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:48 pm You can definitely kind of just shove it around to wherever there's more space. Anywhere there is pressure on it the pitcher has the potential to deform, so I try to kind of angle the leaf so the pitcher is "floating" as much as possible with space on all sides.
If you ask me,I think that having a deformed/strange shape pitcher would be pretty fricking cool,but still some pretty good advice here.
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