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Mar 24, 2018 11:21 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
This is the "Red Pitcher Plant", Nepenthes ventricosa 'Rosea'. I have never had one bloom before and this plant now has two bloom stalks. I don't know whether these bloom regularly or seldom.

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Mar 24, 2018 12:06 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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That is SO cool! I have never seen one bloom either.
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Mar 24, 2018 12:07 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Tropical plants like the Ramsey house......... Whistling
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
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May 25, 2018 11:17 AM CST
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
Adeniums Tropicals Plant Identifier
From what I understand it's quite a feat to get them to blooming size. You are apparently keeping it happy!!
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May 25, 2018 1:32 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Thanks, Carter. Before my move to Florida a month a ago, I sold the vast majority of my 1200+ tropical plants, including selling out of 43 varieties of orchids. I sold all of my carnivores, including the two that boomed. One of those had four stems in bloom. Their prices made them a steal.

I will basically have to start all over with my tropical plant growing. For the first time in my life, I now live in the sub-tropical area, Vero Beach. Growing tropicals should now be so much easier than when I was in Mississippi.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
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May 26, 2018 12:49 PM CST
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
I agree this plant was a steal! Tendrils are getting fatter but no pitchers yet. A very healthy plant.
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May 26, 2018 6:59 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Try your hand at planting the seeds, Lisa. That's something I have never done, since these winter bloomers were my first.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
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