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  1. S

    New to CP's

    Hello All! Nepenthes donated a couple of his Nep's to me and I'm pretty new to CP's. I just wanted to post some pic's of the Ventricosa because there are some brown spots on the leaves which might be from the acclimating or maybe sun burn since he had it as an outside and I'm trying it as an...
  2. S

    miranda cutting update

    miranda(?) cutting update Hi all, Back in April I received 2 MONSTER cuttings from ilbasso. I tried a couple of different potting mixes, but the cuttings did not seem to be doing anything so I switched up. I lost one cutting to an early freeze, and maybe a media mix that was too chunky for...
  3. Capslock

    Come on people, lets get some pics out there!

    It's entirely too quiet in here, so here are just a few random pics I took yesterday. N. maxima "curtisii" N. boschiana - this was my POM pitcher, now colored up nicely: N. talengensis, finally making a pitcher after 3 months of acclimation: And finally, I was clearing some space and...
  4. H

    Pruning dying/dead nep pitchers

    I just received a couple of neps whose pitchers have begun to blacken due to the acclimation process. I'm kinda torn between letting the pitchers rot away and trimming off the pitchers which clearly aren't going to recover. My reasoning is just that blackened pitchers don't really stand much of...
  5. Nitecrawler

    Normal acclimation?

    My Nepenthes Ventricosa seem to be having a hard time acclimating. Is there anything I can do/should do in order to make their acclimation faster and easier for the plant? I do have, I think, three new leaves coming up. I just thought I would post to see what you guys think. This is my first...
  6. NeciFiX

    Cephalotus in my windowsill

    Hello there, Can I put my Cephalotus in a windowsill that gets about 10-12 hours or so of direct sunlight per day and about two-four of filtered/ambient light? Would it get too hot if I kept it's cracked (so there is some air movement, but always stays around 100% humidity, but not at...
  7. joossa

    Heat tolerance in temperate dews?

    Hi guys. I need some help. How tolerant are temperate dews (particularly Drosera filiformis and Drosera intermedia) to high heat (around 100F) and low humidity?(ambient humidity-- obviously the area around the pots will have a higher humidity level due to the water trays). Does it really matter...
  8. jrod

    Baby Mexipings

    Just showing off some little guys I received in trade a little while ago. I won't name the trader so that no harassment for plants ensues, but he's welcome to speak up if he'd like. Just thought he'd like to see his babies being well cared for. They were just potted up when this photo was...
  9. joossa

    My first Ping...

    Hi everyone. So I finally decided to order my first Ping online. I wanted something that had similar growth and care requirements as a VFT. I currently am a VFT grower, so I figured a Ping with similar requirements (one from the US and not Mexico/Central America) would be the best starter. I...
  10. Capslock

    Late late May gallery

    Hey, I wanted to take a picture or two tonight and ended up with several, so here they are. First, N. glandifulera, which is just now starting to grow well for me after a long acclimation: Here's a big new spectabilis x veitchii pitcher that got me to get the camera: Here's a sib pitcher...
  11. C

    Attempting to grow n. bical as a house plant.

    The Story: The background story goes like this. About October of last year my aquarium heater in my growth chamber broke and being the cheapo that I am I decided against buying a new one. My bical 'red flush' has always been a strong plant even when, "he" I guess, was a little 5 inch plant. Now...
  12. P

    Whoohoo

    i'm so excited! i found a pleco that was bigger than average for my 90 gal pond outside and was able to buy him! it took about 2 hours of acclimation before i released him which was about 20min ago. keep your fingers crossed he does ok. i didn't think about taking pics before release so as soon...
  13. rattler

    Utric collection-instant

    all are terrestrial unless otherwise noted. no particular difficulties have been observed and growing them though i have not flowered all of them. all plugs should be suffecient to get it established for you if you do your part. do to various growth habits some species will have larger plugs or...
  14. jimscott

    Advice for plants in shock

    Partially due to my respect for Tamlin's advice and the actual successful experience of following it, I have taken badly mistreated / ignored plants from the local nurseries and have brought most of them back to health. I have doen it by making sure the media is moist and the pot is covered...
  15. J

    First nepenthes.....a success so far.

    My first attempt at growing a Nepenthes has been a success so far.  I bought this a little over 2 months ago from a local nursery.  It has since nearly doubled in size and has nice healthy looking new growth that is nice and green with no spotting or yellowing.  The plant is in a West facing...
  16. B

    Light acclimation

    Hi All,     So I've constructed a new terrarium, 4' long x 2' deep x 2' high. It's lit by six 40W flourescent bulbs (the bulbs themselves are pretty old; will gradually upgrade to new T8s soon) and fully Mylar-ed. Here's the question... my Maxima, Ventrata, Ventricosa and Gracilis are currently...
  17. M

    acclimation

    I got a 3-4 gallon container of s. leucophllya, s. purpea, and parrot plants (all together) and I am wondering if I should put them outside for dormancy. It appears as though the plants are already half way there, no new growth and lots of browning. I am in n. va and I don't want to shock these...
  18. M

    Acclimation

    I am attempting to acclimate my vfts to the outdoors since they simingly do NOT like it in my terrarium, my drosea on the other hand love it. So, the question is this, most of my plants are of course from lowes and HD, how long does it take to acclimate these guys to the outdoors? I am in N. VA...
  19. NickHubbell

    New VFT Observations

    I have been reading that many people are having trouble growing VFTs. They get the plant home, and it soon becomes black and dies. Most of these plants have started to die after they have been fed a insect. Please allow your VFTs to be acclimated to their new homes. The plants are stressed from...
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