P. schlimii

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TheLorax

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Quick question here. A cat of mine ate a Phrag schlimii. It's in rough shape. I got to thinking about this plant and began wondering if maybe I shouldn't remove a two of the most damaged leaves. Sometimes when I want to stimulate basal growth in Nepenthes, I remove like 75% of the upper growth. The plants normally respond by shooting up new growth within a week or so. Makes the plants not look so leggy and keeps them more compact so that I can enjoy them longer. Think giving the schlimii a 50% hair cut right about now might help?

Here's what's left of the plant-

 

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Not comfortable with the newer chemical formulations. Glad the sulfur should be ok.

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I've been spraying with Lysol but sometimes I take the time to soak in a 15% bleach solution.

I've heard of cinnamon being used to help with damping off of seedlings. Never tried it. No time like the present to use both.
 
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Cinnamon, the same dry powder used for cooking, works good on fresh cuts too. Natural antimycotic and smells festive. My cats certainly prefer Phrags to Paphs and almost never bite Phals. I think it's the grassiness of Phrags?

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My cats only chew on phrags...as far as orchids go. To distract them, I let them chew on a huge pot of lemongrass, and an old ponytail palm. They love the lemon grass....and thank me by puking in my cool room......Take care, Eric
 

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I don't like to cut leaves because that's what plants use to photosynthesize. I'd just trim and dust on a topical like cin.
 

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But if I leftthat many "wounds" on my plant, wouldn't I be opening the door and throwing out the welcome mat by inviting a pathogen in to attack my plant? I left the two central leaves alone but I did trim back the two with the most teeth marks in them. I sort of figured it was either trim those two back or sit shiva for the plant within a month.

The plant is ever so lightly dusted with both cinnamon and sulfur. I also watered it with H2O2. We'll see what happens.
 

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