Hi Lloyd - When I grew them, I let them flower. Didn't seem to hurt them. That said, a few years back an enthusiastic grower posted on the ICPS about his plants blooming and then dying suddenly (you can see the thread here). Though, if I recall correctly he was in a hot and humid climate, and kept the plants quite wet. Not sure if that contributed to his sudden losses more than the flowering.
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-Alex Director of Conservation, Research & Education International Carnivorous Plant Society
On this note I really think that people make a bigger deal about the energy put into producing seed. Yes there are some species that die after flowering or don't do well but on a whole seed production doesn't harm the plant. Funnily enough the plant that produced the largest trap for last years Golden Cilia was one of the only plants that I just let flower and set seed.
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