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    flowering nep.

    I have a Nep that is starting to produce a flower.
    It is a Splendiana x (tiveyii x vetchii), thanks Mass!. I have no other Neps with flowers so the loose pollen (if male) is not a concern at this time.
    My question is, should I cut the flower off, leave it to finish, wither and then cut it, or......
    Thanks for any advice here, 'tis me first Nep flower!!!
    I love this plant and want the best for it's longterm health.
    "the memories of a man in his old age, are the deeds of a man in his prime"

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    I would say that if you do not know its gender, allow the flowers to develop to the point where a determination of gender can be made, for future reference. Then, cut it off if you wish. I have not seen any evidence that flowers are a serious drain on the plant's resources, presuming that it is in good health, of course. Allowing a female to set copious seed, on the other hand, might be costly in terms of allocating resources.

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    Thanks Paul, I will let it go until I can ID the sex.
    The plant is in very good health and a favorite in my nep in my collection.
    I wish YOU could take pics for me LOL!
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