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    Flowering Nepenthes

    I can see that my N. ventricosa is about to flower (my first Nep flower!). The leaf concealing the flower stalk has not opened up yet, but I can easily see that it is a flower structure inside by shining light through the unopened leaf (there was an atypical bulge in the unopened leaf that prompted investigation--it was the flower spike!)

    Anyway, at this point it is still impossible to assign a gender to the plant, but I just thought I would make the anouncement to attract the attention of anyone else who might have a flowering Nep, so that when I CAN tell what sex it is, pollen trading can occur in a timely manner. I know that pollen trading isn't always easy or successful, but I'd sure as heck like to try...

    It should be opening in the next day or two so I can see the flower stalk. I'll keep everyone updated, and hopefully post a pic or two.

    I know ventricosa is a pretty typical Nep, but it can make some sweet looking hybrids due to its unique features (or pure bred for that matter, for those that like N. ventricosa like I do. Just because it's common in cultivation doesn't mean its not really unique in the genus, and thus super sweet ).

    Until later.... Ciao
    Da' mishu
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    Here's a couple older pics of the plant:

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    Da' mishu
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    Dang. Nice ventricosa.
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    Nice color on that one. I'll have to see what's going on at Meadowview.

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    Nice plant. I have a few Ventricosa's as well but it produces skinny pitchers with pinkish hues.

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    I happen to have a male N.spectabilis at a similar flower stage as your's is...and I have a hunch that your ventricosa is a female, so if the timing works out, I can send ya some pollen.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo View Post
    I happen to have a male N.spectabilis at a similar flower stage as your's is...and I have a hunch that your ventricosa is a female, so if the timing works out, I can send ya some pollen.
    Here's hoping your hunch is right, lol Time will tell.
    I just looked up some pics of that cross, and it's a beautiful hybrid!

    Edit:
    Oh, and thanks for the compliments on the plant everyone. The plant did most of the work
    Da' mishu
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    will have male ventricosa pollen shortly also.

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