Heli flowering too much?

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Heli flowering too much?

by Nepenthes0260 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:33 am

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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Re: Heli flowering too much?

by Copper2 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:13 am

Send me some seed! Beyond that I cannot help :shock:
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Re: Heli flowering too much?

by TheTrapper » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:07 pm

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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Re: Heli flowering too much?

by Nepenthes0260 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:08 am

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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