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Nowhere to Grow is the eighth episode of Power Rangers Ninja Storm.


Seeking to play a more active role in the adventures of the Rangers, Cam sets out to help defeat Lothor's latest plant based creature.

The Rangers discover the Kelzaks planting strange seeds, along with a monster called Florabundacus. Cam's father refuses to let him bring the seeds to botanist Dr. Belrab. Sensei had promised his late wife that he would keep their son out of harm's way and not let him become a ninja. Cam goes anyway and ends up smack dab in the middle of a plot by Lothor's minions to wrap the city in Florabundacus' roots and vines.


While filming some skateboarding footage, the Rangers find Kelzaks planting something. They interrupt the Kelzaks' gardening by morphing and driving them away. A plant monster named Florabundacus attacks the Rangers and retreats. The Rangers bring the seeds back to Sensei and Cam. Sensei suggests that the Rangers see his old friend Dr. Belrab to identify them. Cam suggests that he go instead of the Rangers, but Sensei is intent on keeping him out of harm's way. Cam goes against his father's wishes and sees Dr. Belrab. The seeds are from an aggressive Venus fly trap type of plant which could be dangerous if given a certain mineral water. The Rangers arrive at the greenhouse, and wonder why Cam is there. Shane tails him while the others go in. They find Marah and Kapri disguised as botanists. They knock the Rangers out cold with the pollen from a flower. Florabundacus heads to the basement and begins growing her super plant. In search of the special mineral water, Cam is attacked by Kelzaks and shows off his martial arts prowess. Shane joins him, and the two easily defeat the Kelzaks. Tori and Dustin wake up tied up with vines, and Tori uses her ninja water powers to escape. Sensei chews Cam out for going out and getting into danger. He tells Cam of the promise he made to his mother to not let him follow the ways of the ninja. Tori and Dustin find Florabundacus' nursery in the basement. The monster arrives and attacks. The Rangers morph, but the plant grows out of control and ensnares them in vines. Shane arrives and tries to blast them free with the Hawk Blaster, but it isn't enough to break the vines. At Ninja Ops, the seeds grow as well and attack Cam. Cam manages to send Shane a new program. The program increases the tensile strength of the Ninja Sword. Shane uses it and easily slices the plant. The Rangers then blast Florabundacus with the Storm Blaster. A scroll later, and she is back and larger than life. The Rangers weaken the monster with a ramp attack from the Storm Megazord in lightning mode. They further weaken her with a blizzard flurry attack. They finish her off with the Serpent Sword. Back at Ninja Ops, Sensei punishes the Rangers for staying out late. He also punishes Cam for disobeying him. He sends them out for a 10 mile jog. He tells Cam to hurry back for training, which Cam is shocked to hear. Sensei responds by telling him that there are ways other than those of the ninja.



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  • Jorgito Vargas, Jr (Blake) and Adam Tuominen (Hunter) do not appear in this episode, making this the first episode since "Prelude to a Storm" where they do not appear. This is because in Hurricaneger, this episode took place before the appearance of the Gouraigers to the Hurricangers as both of them merely watched their battle against the monster and commented briefly on how they hoped they would be defeated. They only appear in the intro.
  • This is the first episode we hear Sensei admit he does not want Cam fighting. This is a reference to the promise he made to Cam's mother and is further explored when Cam gets his Green Samurai powers.
  • Kapri says, 'Another one bites the dust', a reference to the rock band Queen.
  • First time the Rangers fight a female monster.

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