Carnivorous Plants forum: first time bloomer

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
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drdawg
Mar 24, 2018 11:21 AM CST
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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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 24, 2018 12:06 PM CST
That is SO cool! I have never seen one bloom either.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Mar 24, 2018 12:07 PM CST
Tropical plants like the Ramsey house......... Whistling
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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
May 25, 2018 11:17 AM CST
From what I understand it's quite a feat to get them to blooming size. You are apparently keeping it happy!!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
May 25, 2018 1:32 PM CST
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.
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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
May 26, 2018 12:49 PM CST
I agree this plant was a steal! Tendrils are getting fatter but no pitchers yet. A very healthy plant.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
May 26, 2018 6:59 PM CST
Try your hand at planting the seeds, Lisa. That's something I have never done, since these winter bloomers were my first.
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