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    How to make Nepenthes flower

    So, what's the answer Or more specifically, how do you do it inside (a terrarium or not)?

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    I'm not exactly sure, but I think that they do so on their own accord.
    If I'm wrong someone please correct me.

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    You can't make it! It has to have very nice specifics, I believe if you can get it to pitcher, you are growing it well, if you can get it to flower, you are growing it good.

    Nepenthes Flowers are only good for seeds anyways, they aren't attractive (the Nepenthes cry) haha!
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    the only way to "make" it flower is to give it perfect conditions and leave it alone for a loooooong time. Some have to be a few meters long before they will flower.

    If you really want to and have a mature plant, spray it with a huge dose of cytokinins and see if that works
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    Would cytokinins work on immature plants?

    I've been pondering this myself, because it would allow sexing of immature plants: use the hormone, see the type of flower, then cut it off and let it resume normal growth. If it's the sex you don't want (for, say, a hybridization project), you can sell it and try again with a new plant.

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    How do you know if it's sexually mature or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abcat1993 View Post
    How do you know if it's sexually mature or not?
    It makes a flower.

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    But it only makes a flower sometimes, right? Could you just guess by how big it is if you were an expert?

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