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Red dragon
Red dragon  

Red dragon
Red dragon  
so ... this baby I bought from you guy...well  is growing really well..I think ...see the picture to corroborate ;)
My question is if I cut the flower stalk or or should leave it grow and take the seed? I do not want to weaken the plant as just come out of dormancy. So please I need an advice lol. The plant are doing well with the burpee light that you recommended 32watt and 6500 k . 14hr of light

Thanks again and hope to buy more from you soon!

;)

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Hi Gabriel,

Since this plant is young still, cut the flower off.  However, wait until the flower stalk is up a few inches before cutting.  If you do it too soon the plant will produce more, and that really has a weakening effect.  I like to do it when the flower buds get more pronounced.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest
http://www.growcarnivorousplants.com  

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