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Rajah

Cutting with flower

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Hi!

 

I wanted to share this picture of a cutting from my Nepenthes x Linda. The cutting was taken 2-3 months ago and rooted in water. Two weeks ago I transplanted it to a mix of LFS/perlite/orcid bark. To my surprise I discovered yesterday that it was starting to flower. It's the first time a Nepenthes flower for me. Never thought it would be a cutting!  :laugh2:

 

So what do you think of this? Will the cutting have enough "strength" to pull this through? Also is it safe to presume that the vine would have flowered if left on the mother plant?

 

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Good questions, not sure of the answers but its happened to me a few times as well. Could be the stress of being cut encourages them to flower, not sure.

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Linda is male so it wont take so much out of the cutting as a female flower spike would, but if I were you I would cut it off to allow the cutting to establish properly.

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I would cut off the flower since the cutting is not fully established yet. It could end up just being an energy drain that prevents it from getting off the ground and growing. If it already has some roots and a growth node started, you might be able to get away with leaving it on, though.

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Thanks for the feedback. I have one more cutting thats doing fine so I will take my chances with the flower just to see how it goes.

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