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  1. Plant Heathen

    Sarracenia bulb sprouting?

    I got a kit with a VFT and a Sarracenia bulb in it about a month back. The FVT I potted up and now is on my indoor porch for the winter. However I've been trying to grow the bulb indoors for the winter with very little luck. To day I checked on it and it seems to be sprouting or the moss got...
  2. Brolloks

    Expanding the grow area

    Hi everyone, I have been busy building a polytunnel to move my current plants into and expand my collection as well. I bought a "kit" which I am putting together with a help of a friend. Very excited about it as I can't wait to start using it! I am also putting a fence around it, I have dogs...
  3. Shadowtski

    CP Water Germination Experiment Phase 1

    CP Water Germination Experiment Phase 1 tropical & subtropical species, mostly Drosera No stratification When I decided to restart my CP collection I had some seeds stored in my refrigerator for up to 17 years. Some were from the ICPS seedbank and some were from my old collection in the mid to...
  4. Dalton

    Questions about Maxsea fertilizer

    Hey, everyone. I have questions about the Maxsea fertilizer. I had heard about it on this site. I know I hadn't see it at my local stores, so I went to my trusty amazon.com account and found a 1.5lb container of the 16-16-16 for $19.98 and free shipping. I don't know if that's a deal, but it...
  5. S

    U. gibba

    I have several handfuls of U. gibba for trade. This is a easy to grow aquatic species. Mine is cultivated in RO water and very clean and free of algae. I'm looking to trade for: Mexican ping leaf pulls or small plantlets. Sarracenia seedlings or plants, species or hybrids. Terrestrial...
  6. T

    Sterilizing peat moss/perlite

    A friend of mine told me baking the media will prevent algae growth and those weird pests in the soil. What temperature should I put it in the oven? How long? Thanks :D
  7. B

    BPB's 90 gallon reef

    <p>I'm very happy to be part of this forum. I had mentioned in my welcome thread that I was an avid saltwater and freshwater aquarist. I thought I would share a bit about my 90 gallon reef tank as I'm getting my feet wet in the world of CP</p><p>*</p><p>I started in the hobby not long ago back...
  8. CorneliusSchrute

    Fool-proof Adlrovanda culture... in a bucket

    Fool-proof Aldrovanda culture... in a bucket DISCLAIMER: not fool-proof. If you are a fool, this might not work. I didn't come up with my Aldrovanda approach. pearldiver (Paul!) did all the leg work on this. If anything I tweaked this setup to make it easier for me and less beneficial for the...
  9. adnedarn

    Algae or something growth in my tank (split thread)

    I had a little bit of stuff growing in the tank before, did a water change yesterday and woke up to stuff all over the place... ??? It's not dino is it?
  10. C

    Zombie Sphagnum or Algae?

    Just curious if i have a zombie infestation of sphagnum, or, of this is algae. and IF it is algae, is this going to be a problem? I am using a nepenthes potting mix from California Carnivores. I got these little guys from the Czech Republic. They almost died on me after shipping but seem to be...
  11. V

    Nepenthes Seed Sowing

    Sow (pun intended), i've sewn and germinated nepenthes a nubmer of the times i nthe past, to mixed success. I've done two main methods, one being sown in ziploc bags or humidity domes on pure LFS, the other being a peat/sand mix. My main problem in the past has been algae and/or fungus...
  12. Joseph Clemens

    Reminiscenses of a Sarracenia grower

    In about 1968, when I was living in Westminster, California. I was an avid organic gardener, In the back yard, I had an organic vegetable garden, not very large (about 10' x 40'), but it contained a large variety of plants. I had two bee hives atop a grape arbor. I also kept a rooster in one...
  13. Axelrod12

    Algae in pygmy pots

    I got some pygmy gemmae about 3-4 weeks ago. Many of them are starting to develop into little plantlets but I'm noticing a lot of algae growth, possibly cyano, on the surface of some of the pots. Is there any way to combat this, I'm concerned it may compete with the gemmae, and it also don't...
  14. SubRosa

    Taotronics 120W Reef LED Fixture Test Thread

    In light of some of the experimentation going on with leds, I thought this http://www.championlighting.com/product.php?productid=73002&cat=1592&page=1 was a fixture which deserves a look. They are among the most ubiquitous low priced led fixtures which are suitable for reef aquaria. The link is...
  15. Cthulhu138

    Tuberous Drosera

    After speaking with several members here among other growers, I have realized that there are more misconceptions about successfully growing these plants than I had thought. I wrote the care sheet below last year for the NECPS members to use as a guide for their cultivation and I hope that it can...
  16. CorneliusSchrute

    Aldro in a Christmas Tree...

    ...jar. A Christmas tree shaped jar ended up in my garage. It was probably meant to go to storge with the other three tonnes of Christmas periphernalia but didn't make it. I have decided to repurpose it for plant culture, specifically Aldrovanda. Paul (pearldiver) got me started with this genus...
  17. P

    Algae question

    I recently put most of my pots into a trough system as opposed to saucers but of course when it rains the trough fills up quickly which leads to the top of the plants being flooded. I know that most cps love being flooded but I have noticed some of my sundews being stunted in growth and I see...
  18. fredg

    Water Hawthorn - Aponogeton distachyus

    I grow this plant in a bucket and it has it's own resident water snail. Today I had to pull out the snail to scrape algae off its shell. A very odd looking flower with a wonderful scent.
  19. D

    New leaves growing, what next

    When is it safe to feed new leaves on a capensis. One of my leaves is almost completely uncurled and I have a dab of dew on the "oldest" tentacles, near the petiole (?) So when can it feed and what is this green algae looking thing growing next to my capensis?
  20. Nikki630

    Growing utrics in clear glass

    Hi Just wondering if anyone has tried growing terrestrial in clear glass ? Was there an algae problem ? Any other issues ? Thanks