Anyone else ever feel guilt if they let their plants produce seed and don't plant them all? I always feel bad about wasting a potential life like that. Now that I am getting into nepenthes I am faced with the fact that the trimmed pieces can each develop into individual plants. I don't expect that either of my plants are going to vine out like crazy and need a lot of trimming, but were they to do so I wouldn't feel right not giving those pieces a shot at life (gosh, I must sound nuts, my strange plant compassion is so weird X/).
So does anyone else get that kind of inner conflict, and if so, what do you do to cope with it?
Nothing compares to the joy of growing a plant from seed and watch it prosper.
Ha ha, the Bain of my Life! I have multiple plants with vines over three meters long, I also feel seriously guilty if I cut them withoout trying to root them....but forme space is a issue, cutting a Ventrata takes just too long to be profitable.
All that is gold does not glitter not all those who wander, are lost. Tolkien.
I think he meant it is too much effort for what he gets out of it. And I feel the same way. My Utricularia humboldtii produces runners with stolons and bladders every few centimeters and I feel guilty if I don't put it into soil because they will just stop growing so I push the runners into the soil when they are long enough so they can grow. I also cut my Nepenthes alata x ventricosa a few months ago and I planted the cuttings even though I don't want any more of that plant.