Flowering Nepenthes

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

I moved my Nepenthes into the greenhouse for winter about 2 weeks ago. It has now sent up a flower stalk. I thought they were supposed to flower in the spring :/ Is this going to be OK? Should I cut it off or just let it go?

Tampa, FL(Zone 9b)

If it is a healthy plant, flowing won't hurt it. It probably isn't that cold in Texas, and so it is probably growing. My plants grow through the winter. A bunch of the Nepenthes at the Botanical Garden are flowing right now. Do you havea boy or a girl? :)

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

Good to know it won't hurt it :) How would I know if it's a boy or a girl ?

Tampa, FL(Zone 9b)

The boys have a ball of pollon on the end of each flower. Chances are you have a boy. Most US plants are male.

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

I will have to look. I wonder why that is.

Tampa, FL(Zone 9b)

I think many of the plants in the US in the nursery trade are tissue cultures. Much more unusual to import from the source, and I think it was accidental that people originally brought in males. At the Botanical Gardens and at my house, every plant is male. :( I was going to post an ad. "Young, healthy male Nepenthes seeks female Nepenthes for companionship."

This message was edited Nov 25, 2010 8:11 PM

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

ROTFLMAO!!!!

Barnesville (Charle, GA(Zone 8b)

Good One!!!!

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