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  1. PolishJeff

    6b Sarracenia Dormancy - Cold Climate Dormancy Question

    Hi Everyone, I've recently moved to a USDA 6b city and I'd love to hear your input on how I plan to protect my plants by Sarracenia and flytraps. The plan: I'm thinking that my collection can tolerate the winter conditions outdoors in a small unheated greenhouse - you've seen the ones I'm...
  2. PolishJeff

    New Aloe - ID Request

    Hi Everyone, I purchased this Aloe recently so can't take credit for it's cultivation. I'm really curious about which species of Aloe it may be. What do you think? I might have to wait until it flowers to get a better idea, but I'd like to hear your thoughts. WHAT IS IT? :)
  3. PolishJeff

    Spring is Here!

    All but one of my Sarracenia made it through dormancy this year. Sad to say it was an Oreophila hybrid that rotted-out :( Nonetheless, all the others are putting on a great show for 2016! Untitled by Jeff ., on Flickr Untitled by Jeff ., on Flickr Untitled by Jeff ., on Flickr Untitled by...
  4. PolishJeff

    Localized Burning - Aloe

    Hi Everyone, My mature Aloe Vera plant seems to have some very localized burning on two of the newer leaves. It's only in the middle of these two leaves that show the damaged tissue. Does anyone know what could cause such localized burning? None of the other leaves on the plant seem to be...
  5. PolishJeff

    Aloe Suzannae - Any Growers?

    Hi Everyone, Picked up this seed grown Aloe Suzannae just last week. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/130108022@N08/17243935896" title="Photo Apr 25, 12 21 30 PM by Jeff Alexander, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8781/17243935896_bf47d990ed.jpg" width="375"...
  6. PolishJeff

    Sarracenia Spots

    Hi Everyone, Never had such a widespread issues with Sarracenia before. I have about 10 plants (not all in the same area) that have these spots which eventually turn into scars. Any ideas what this may be? <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/sovetskjeff/13705831333/player/"...
  7. PolishJeff

    Cephalotus - Hasn't Flowered

    Hi Everyone, I've had one Cephalotus since late 2011 that hasn't bloomed once. My once very small plant has grown into quite the monster which is great because I've divided the plant a couple times. However it hasn't bloomed. Is this anything to be concerned about? I'm not trying to start...
  8. PolishJeff

    ID Those Plants!

    Hey Everyone, Having a hard time ID-ing these two plants. I saw both of them on my trip to Poland earlier this year, and coming up short with identification. Any ideas? **Pictures not taken by me, found through Google search** <iframe...
  9. PolishJeff

    Succulent Collection

    I've been pursuing the creation of these little cactus oasis' lately, and have put one together successfully. Enjoy! This is my first succulent collection where I've potted multiple plants together: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sovetskjeff/9234999436/" title="IMG_2374 by sovetsk.jeff...
  10. PolishJeff

    P. x "Sethos" - Healthy?

    Hey Everyone, I've had my P. x Sethos for a month now and trying to figure out if it's doing well, or if more light may be required. It's put out a bunch of small rosette-like leaves. When it arrived in the mail it had very nice, broad/elegant leaves with a light pink tint. The newer leaves...
  11. PolishJeff

    Then and now...

    Hey Everyone, Sharing a few pictures from when the CP bug really hit me. Made many mistakes along the way, but it's the best way to learn. Enjoy! November 2010 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sovetskjeff/5173069689/" title="N. 'QoH x KoS' by sovetsk.jeff, on Flickr"><img...
  12. PolishJeff

    Lowes Ping ID

    Helllo All, Could you please help me ID this ping? Very new to pings as in, saw this awesome plant at Lowes and decided to make it a rescue. From reading other posts, Lowes often sells Ping Primuliflora? I have no idea if this is termperate or tropical? Any comments are appreciated...
  13. PolishJeff

    Growing Sarrs from seed (First Attempt!)

    Hey All, Here is my first attempt at growing sarrs from seeds. I've been doing well with purchasing/trading seedlings and growing them into big time adults that I thought I'd give seed a try. Nothing as impressive as Fred P or Brokken's production, but I was inspired enough to give it a go...
  14. PolishJeff

    Acclimatizing Cephalotus (My first!)

    Hello Everyone! I received my first ever Cephalotus today! As a first time grower I have my first question: What's the best way to acclimate these guys? Are they like neps where we can bag them for a couple months and slowly allow them to adjust? The area I live in is pretty arid and...
  15. PolishJeff

    A few photos this afternoon

    Got home early tonight from work and thought I would snap a few shots and share. Enjoy! Lowes Save back in April (4/23) <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sovetskjeff/5936058534/" title="11111 by sovetsk.jeff, on Flickr"><img...
  16. PolishJeff

    Spring before the storm (pics)

    A cold weather system is coming in this weekend. I wanted to grab some shots before the sun was lost! Some people find Oreophila boring, but I love mine! <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sovetskjeff/5719613042/" title="DSCN0421 by sovetsk.jeff, on Flickr"><img...
  17. PolishJeff

    Spring is alive! (Pics)

    All my Sarracenia and Dionaea have made it through winter dormancy and already showing some great potential this season. Enjoy the photos! Specimen size Sarracenia. By the way, I love these deep white plastic pots. They have allowed the Sarracenia to grow very healthy root systems. I'd...
  18. PolishJeff

    One of my favorite Nepenthes!

    Nepenthes spectabilis x aristolochioides <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sovetskjeff/5536854606/" title="Nepenthes spectabilis x aristolochioides by sovetsk.jeff, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5293/5536854606_2eafbf2a04.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Nepenthes...
  19. PolishJeff

    N. ventricosa Troubles

    I've had this N. ventricosa for almost a 18 months now and it's starting to show signs of discomfort. Pests? It doesn't look like it. I'm wondering if the roots were becoming soggy from the old media. I transplanted it into fresh LFS and orchid bark like the rest of my plants. My daytime...
  20. PolishJeff

    N. Inermis cultivation

    Hey everyone, Does anyone have any growing tips for Nepenthes Inermis? Mine has finally arrived on the east coast and is on it's way via USPS to California! It's been 3 months since I ordered the little guy. Anyway, is anyone out there having success with this ultra highland? And if so...
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