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  1. marcus_r

    Drosera sessilifolia seeds

    Hi all, Too many D. sessilifolia seeds... Who will help by taking some off my hands? If there are more people who want them than I have seeds for, a random draw on February 16 will decide. Postage is on me. Cheers, Marcus You know the drill: 1. 2. 3. . . .
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    Drosera capensis form

    Hi all, I got this Drosera capensis when it was pretty small a few months ago. It's grown now, and flowering, and forming a stem. I thought it was one of the "regular" form (whatever that means), but it seems a bit too hairy and there seem to be a lot of densely packed tentacles on lamina...
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    Tropical Drosera rotundifolia from Japan?

    Hello! I hear that there are Drosera rotundifolia in the Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, that may grow in tropical conditions. Is anyone here growing these plants and/or can report on them? Takaaki Kagawa in his book Drosera of Japan mentions colonies that have a shorter dormancy requirement, but...
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    North American Pinguicula (seeds or plants)

    Hello! Does anyone have any North American Pinguicula (seeds or plants) for trade? Thanks, Marcus
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    Crushed glass?

    Greetings. One occasionally sees (recycled) crushed glass for sandblasting (to be used instead of, well, sand). Has anybody tried this instead of sand for growing carnivores? Cheers, Marcus
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    Utricularia calycifida cv. 'Mrs Marsh'

    Hello! I know that there are a few people who are looking for this one of Barry Rice's Lovecraft "series" of U. calycifida cultivars. Anyone around who's actually growing it—who might even have a plug to spare? Cheers, Marcus
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    Marcus's Growing Growlist

    Marcus's Growlist Cephalotus C. follicularis Dionea D. muscipula typical Drosera D. anglica Kanaele Bog, Kauai, HI D. anglica near Lake Constance, Germany D. "burkeana" (most likely not!) D. capensis albino D. capensis broad leaf [pictures] D. capensis typical D. capillaris D. filiformis D...
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    In the wild: Scottish Drosera (photos)

    Hi all, Just a few photos of Drosera that I stumbled across in Scotland. I shot them with my phone—taking pictures of sundews wasn't planned—so, no great shakes as regards photo quality. Thought you might like them nonetheless. These are from the East Coast, 2013:
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    Pots for Sarracenia

    Hi gang! So, I always wondered this: Common wisdom is that containers for Sarracenia should be plastic pots, rather than unglazed clay/terracotta. (Always done that, never had any problems.) The opposite it true for Darlingtonia, because they like their roots cool, and the evaporation of...
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    D. x nagamotoi Snyder's fertile octoploid

    Hi all, I'm curious to see whether anybody is still growing one of Dr. FrankenSnyder's early creatures: the fabulous fertile octoploid D. x nagamotoi. If you have no idea what this is about, here's the story in a nutshell: the usual hybrid D. x nagamotoi (= D. anglica x spatulata) is sterile...
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    Paging Phil Wilson

    Hello! Does anyone have Phil Wilson's email address? I'm trying to get back in touch with him (after ten or so years...) and my contact information is badly out of date. Private message, please. Thanks, Marcus
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    Returning to CPs

    Hi all! I've grown carnivorous plants (in their hundreds—mainly Utricularia, Sarracenia, Drosera) for 10+ years—but that's a while ago. In 2008, I had to give up my large collection... *sniff*. I'm getting back into it now, although I don't think I'll be able to go as crazy again as I used to...