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  1. M

    Nepenthes & hydroponics: Preliminary results.

    I've been experimenting with growing Nepenthes hydroponically since March 2015, so for about a year and a half now. I'd like to share my results in this thread, and then give some details about my method. Thanks to TF member knuckles for sharing with me his experiences growing Nepenthes...
  2. Mercfh

    Has anyone found a good "Coarse" silica sand?

    I've scoured google and seen many posts on the topic, most of the are pretty old but im looking to repot some pings into a at least Mostly mineral based media. I've seen pool filter sand mentioned (#20 I believe), but i've also heard people say it's too fine. But apparently the coarser stuff is...
  3. E

    Hello! Total newbie from NE Texas with a terrarium

    And I'm not *entirely* sure what I'm doing, but I'm trying! I wanted plants in my room at work, but it has no windows. I ultimately decided on a terrarium with artificial lighting, and carnivorous plants because they always seemed really awesome. 10 gallon terrarium with some sort of tropical...
  4. Not a Number

    Drosera slackii (jcal $30)

    Drosera slackii This sundew has been called "a living jewel from South Africa" by Robert Gibson. While no more difficult to grow than most other South African evergreen Drosera getting to conditions right in order for the plants to flower has been a challenge for me. That and getting nice fat...
  5. 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...
  6. T

    Transplanting Drosophyllum

    I purchased a Drosophyllum in a peat pot a few weeks ago and I plan to transplant it into a two feet diameter terra-cotta pot in the next few days. I just have a few questions before I put the plant into its permanent home. The previous inhabitant of the pot was a cactus (Hylocereus to be...
  7. JMN16150

    Heliamphora Growers I need your help... URGENTLY!!!

    Hello once again TF mems, I recently bought a heliamphora minor. I've had it for a month, barely and it's struggling for its life!!! I received it in 100% sphagnum moss, but ever since I received it leaves started to turn brown. I'm keeping it in a terrarium with a glass top. Not sure what the...
  8. Brie

    Sunshine Professional Grade Peat

    Has anyone seen this stuff? Its pretty awesome. Theres 4 different grades, all of them MUCH better then standard peat. I was able to pick up a bale from a friend, but it seems to be kind of hard to come by. If you're lucky, you may be able to get a hydroponics or garden shop to special order it...
  9. mikefallen13

    Darlingtonia doing great!!

    I got this plant last summer and all it did last year was produce about five 2" pitchers. So this year I was plesantly surprised about how large the pitchers are!! Its been growing in a 1:1:1:1 peat, orchidbark, LFS, coarse, perlite mix without any special treatment out on my patio so I'm very...
  10. Whimgrinder

    A year in the life of Cephalotus follicularis

    In June of 2011 I bought my first Cephalotus follicularis; the so-called "vigorous" clone from D. Hastings. I knew little about the care and cultivation of this mysterious species, but as is my way, I sought every snippet of information available to help me forge a plan for its care. This is the...
  11. deathstalker

    S. catesbei fights back!!!

    So I had to transplant a couple of my Sarracenia into larger pots today and I noticed that one of the larger traps of my S. catesbei was "looking heavy". Upon further investigation I noticed the following trap taking matters into it's own hands and fighting back: The trap on the left is the...
  12. nepguy

    Nepenthes & cp giveaway

    Come and get 'em! It is difficult to do this, but I will be moving soon, and I don't want the headache of trying to take my plants with me. I have been growing nepenthes for almost 30 years and have many healthy and vigorous plants left in my collection, so here is an opportunity to get some...
  13. gill_za

    Petco white freshwater aquarium sand

    My local Petcos sells this so called "white aquarium sand" for freshwater aquariums. The particles of sand are larger than play sand (~2 - 3mm). I have recently purchased small amount to test. Sand does not change pH of water (checked with pH strips). There was no reaction with acid (I...
  14. lizasaur

    Insider's Insight: Please Critique/Correct/Add To!

    Beyond Beginner's Information: Insider's Insight This was originally written for my friend whose interest is piqued in Carnivorous Plants. I've worked very hard on this, but I don't doubt that perhaps I've forgotten anything meaningful or gotten something wrong. Please correct, or add other...
  15. jerrysmith

    Frailea castanea seedling

    I have 5 seed producing plants in a large planter. I took a shot of a seedling more than two years ago. These plants were all sold at a Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Society meeting in NJ this past summer. I have fresh seed from time to time. If anyone wants any, its yours for the postage...
  16. Brie

    Project Repot all finished...

    I bought a ton of clear Rand Aircone pots recently with repotting my pings in mind. I know they probably wont benefit from it TOO much, but they look pretty darn snazzy. :) I went with an all mineral media, of about 2:1:1 Aps, coarse sand, and pumice, with added Iron Oxide, and topped most with...
  17. Brie

    New baby drosophyllum all potted up. Some questions as well.

    I picked up a baby Droso a couple weeks ago from the local CP nursery... SO STOKED to finally have one of these! :laaa: It just kind of sucks that it had to be at the END of the season where I could safely keep it outside. :headwall: For substrate I used pumice, rinsed black lava rock, rinsed...
  18. icemansyr

    Horticultural Sand vs. Coarse Builder's Sand

    Hopefully this isn't a repetitive post but here it goes... So I live in San Francisco and I can find bulk horticultural sand around here. However, in Upstate NY that is a different story. I will be in NY at the end of August putting in a bog garden and I've been calling stores over there to...
  19. Brie

    New Hummer's Giant ceph...

    Mr. Kristoff was kind enough to give me this little ceph recently and I never got quite around to taking photos of it.. Well I just repotted it into a bigger pot to grow into, and am trying out a rather complex potting mix recipe that Butch and others have had success with. 6 parts Peat, 5 parts...
  20. jack

    Wanted: sm. Heliamphora

    My ex wife killed many of my carnivorous plants (out of spite) including my Helia's. I have nothing yet to trade but promise to donate donated plant to others in the future. :) Please pm me if you are willing to donate so I can add a helia into my collection. Of coarse I will pay shipping. Thank...
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