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    About two weeks ago my <i>P. moranensis</i> began developing a flower scape, and I was very excited because I have not yet seen a Ping in flower. A little under a week ago there was an unexplained explosion of gnats in my room, which my moranensis feasted on like mad. It caught a large number of them, with about 2-4 gnats on every leaf. I was impressed. But over the days that followed, the developing flower stalk started to turn yellow and appear weak, and it seems to have stopped growing, apparently aborted. Of course, I am disappointed. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] Does anyone know if there could be some sort of connection between the gnat feast and the aborted flower?

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    Hey Havron,
    The same thing happened with my moranensis. If the plant grows new leaves at a fast rate(very high humidity or lots of nutrients) the flowers tend to be smothered by the leaves. This does not seem to occur with the succulent winter leaves.

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    Thanks. Should my plany still flower again soon, or is there something I need to do to help it along?

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    pings are free flowering and will popped up more flowers.

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    The moranensis should flower all year except during the transition between summer and winter rosette.

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    Thanks guys.

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