inflorescence on Nepenthes cutting

From: Nicholas Plummer (
Date: Mon Jun 07 1999 - 12:48:02 PDT

Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 14:48:02 -0500
From: Nicholas Plummer <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2032$foo@default>
Subject: inflorescence on Nepenthes cutting

I just noticed that a recently rooted Nepenthes cutting has a developing
inflorescence. It's a smallish cutting (3 or 4 nodes) that may be
Nepenthes x Mixta or something very similar. It has produced two new
leaves since it was potted up, but it doesn't have any pitchers yet.

Any recommendations? Should I cut the inflorescence immediately to
prevent the plant from wasting all its energy? Wait until a flower opens
so I can determine the gender of the plant and then cut the
inflorescence? Let the plant bloom and not worry about it?

Incidentally, is it common for recent cuttings to bloom?

(in hot and humid Durham, North Carolina where the Sarracenia flava are
decimating the local wasp population)

Nicholas Plummer

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