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By ps3isawesome
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Joined:  Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:09 pm
#219730
Aesthetics aside, are there any consequences for untrimmed blackened and decayed leaf?

I have collections in a terrarium, on a windowsill, and outside.

Any thoughts and suggestions? thanks!
By chevyguy8893
Posts:  413
Joined:  Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:32 am
#219733
I generally trim when it appears that the plant has reabsorbed the nutrients from the leaves. If the leaf was damaged by a pest then I generally just trim the leaf as a precaution. There have been a few times where the dying leaf has fungal growth from remnants of food, so I just remove those as well (again, as a precaution). That could partially be attributed to a lack of airflow at the center of the plant where the fungal growth seems to occur.
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