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By gage
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#26467
i was wondering if i could cut off black leaves or if that would hurt the plant, also, should i cut them at the base?
By Aging_Bourbon
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#26470
Well you should cut off the dead leaves it cause the plant to be more prone to Fungal infections and mold.. yes as close to the riz as you can but don't cut the riz..


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By Matt
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#26474
As long as you don't keep your plant excessively wet, the black leaves most likely won't hurt anything. I usually wait until they dry up completely and I can just gently pull them off without having to cut them.
By gage
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#26475
ok thanks but how do you know if their dormant or dead?
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Individual traps don't go dormant. The trap is either alive or dead (green or black).

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