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    Greetings all,

    It's late winter here in Sydney, which is very 'spring-ish'. I noticed a couple of flower heads developing on my Neps yesterday (ventricosa and truncata), which is about a month or more earlier than normal for those species. There's no sign yet on any of my other mature plants, aristo for example often flowers in late summer/autumn.

    Does anyone notice that particular species flower at the same time every year, or at different times during the growing season? Are they once a year bloomers, or do they have several flushes?

    Hamish
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    Miranda, from summer through ealy next year, then lots of growth!

    Also N. Gentle as well, so far its keep on producing new spikes.

    For the first time this year, N. truncata x ventricosa are coming into bloom. As well as N. maxima x truncata.

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    eah most my Nepenthes seem to flower spring/summer.

    Michael
    What size pitcher are you getting off your N. truncata x ventricosa?

    thanks
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    I have N. hamata, N. x Miranda, N. khasiana, N. x Gentle and N. veitchii maybe blooming or coming into spike.

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    Man,
    that's luck!
    I am living in Italy and I have 5 nepenthes ( Sanguinea, reiwardtiana RED,truncata,Copelandii and Ventrata ( 130 CM)) and they have no intentions to bloom! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
    In particulary I have noticed that letting flowering a Ventrata is more difficult than a Nepenthes Mixta"Miranda".
    PLease, post some pictures of your nepenthes flowers, in particular of the Nep. TRuncata! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Mr Aga, I'll post some pics when the flowers are starting to open. At the moment they've not long unfurled from the leaves, so they're not particularly interesting. Maybe in a month or so they'll be mature. I'm expecting plenty more species to start flowering in the next couple of months. The main issue is timing. I've had reasonably good luck in previous years with flowers coming in a fairly narrow window. This year flowering seems to have started very early (global warming or whatever, our winters are getting warmer and shorter), so the flowering season could be very extended. That in turn makes pollination difficult, especially when the females flower before the males.

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    My maxima hybrid just started flowering this morning... again. I don't really want to keep it on, because it will take energy, prevent me from cutting it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] , and if I remember correctly,

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    My maxima hybrid just started flowering this morning... again. I don't really want to keep it on, because it will take energy, prevent me from cutting it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] , and if I remember correctly, they dont smell too nice.

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