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By Fuggle
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Hi, I have a Nepenthes X Ventrata (Monkey Cup) which I fed Osmocote Pro Slow Release Fertiliser granules. They seem to be doing fine with it but unfortunately the biggest pitcher has gone black. My question is, do I cut off the dying pitcher or leave it to dry out and fall off on its own accord?

Many thanks. :D
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By ChefDean
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If it's still alive at the bottom, it can still absorb nutrients. Keeping it filled with distilled water will prolong its death (the pitcher, not the plant) so you can still use that pitcher for its monthly Osmocote.
If it's dead, completely dead, cut it off where the tendril exits the leaf.
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So in your opinion ChefDean, I should feed with Osmocote once a month? Some other growers recommend to just use them once in any new pitchers.

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