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By Nepenthes0260
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Recently one of my Heliamphora started flowering with six seprate flower stalks. My question is, if I cut these flowers, will it promote new growth or harm the plant? I don’t want my heli wasting all its energy on flowers.
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Send me some seed! Beyond that I cannot help :shock:
By TheTrapper
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Depends on how far along stalks are if they are already quite developed then cutting them will not be advantageous as the plant has already expended the energy on the stalks. If the stalks are still pretty small cutting them would make the plant focus its energy on new growth rather than reproduction. So it's really your choice seeds vs more growth.
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By Nepenthes0260
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TheTrapper wrote:Depends on how far along stalks are if they are already quite developed then cutting them will not be advantageous as the plant has already expended the energy on the stalks. If the stalks are still pretty small cutting them would make the plant focus its energy on new growth rather than reproduction. So it's really your choice seeds vs more growth.
Thanks! Two of them are far along, while the other ones are just starting. I'll cut the small ones since another Heli is already flowering.

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