Re: inflorescence on Nepenthes cutting

From: Dave Evans (T442119@RUTADMIN.RUTGERS.EDU)
Date: Tue Jun 08 1999 - 21:19:00 PDT

Date:    Wed, 09 Jun 99 00:19 EDT
From: Dave Evans                           <T442119@RUTADMIN.RUTGERS.EDU>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2064$foo@default>
Subject: Re: inflorescence on Nepenthes cutting

Dear Nick,

> Nepenthes x Mixta or something very similar.... ...Any
> recommendations? Should I cut the inflorescence immediately to
> prevent the plant from wasting all its energy?

   Do you feel the plant is healthy? If so, then you can let it
flower. I feel it's a good policy to record the sex of your Nepenthes
along with other descriptive data like color, location, ect.

> 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?

  Well, if you let it bloom, you may be able to donate any pollen
and get back some seed, or you may get a chance for someone to send
you some pollen to make seed.

  Yes, Nepenthes cuttings of that size often flower, but I beleive
you see this effect more in a greenhouse than under lights...

Dave Evans

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