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    Nepenthes Miranda Cutting...Flowering?

    Roughly five months ago I took a cutting from a huge Miranda, neglected the cutting and never got around to planting it. Checked it today and it's flowering! Plenty of roots on it and I plan on potting it soon, should I snip the flower? Can I do anything with the flower even if I don't have anything to pollinate it with?


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    Maybe you could take a cutting of it? Like with vft's.
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    Flowers will not spawn new Nepenthes; unlike other plants, Nepenthes need meristematic tissue to produce new growth, like basal stems, dormant nodes, etc. I would cut the flower so as not to stress the cutting itself, but past that it's not going to be useful.
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    Yeah, I would cut it off too if you don't have anything to pollinate it with so that you don't waste the cutting's energy.

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    This is what I was mostly curious about, I'll snip it then. Thanks for everyone's help!
    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    Flowers will not spawn new Nepenthes; unlike other plants, Nepenthes need meristematic tissue to produce new growth, like basal stems, dormant nodes, etc. I would cut the flower so as not to stress the cutting itself, but past that it's not going to be useful.

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    It's a shame that it won't make a new plant.
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