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Hi guys!  Been a while, hope all is well.

So I have been growing neps for about 5 years and just today I am seeing my first flower stalk.  
Pretty exciting for me.   Anyway, I obviously want see what sex it is even though I have no other flowering plants to polinate with.  Is there anything I should do, leave it alone or cut it off after it shows sex?  Sorry if this is a noob question.  I feel like I shouldn't have to ask but this is new for me :)

Thanks as always.

Hi Ed,

Unless you have another Nepenthes of the opposite sex, just cut it off.  They are not particularly attractive, and they smell really odd; almost like chemical or bleach.  Like many plants they do slow down when blooming, so removing the flower keeps them growing more.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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