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  1. Peanut

    Wal-Mart Fly Trap

    So it's been YEARS since I've gotten into the hobby. I went to Walmart and they had VFT near the register. From what I seen they actually looked pretty good! The leaves were short and traps were dark red. I after about a week I still seen a few sitting there and they still had their dark red...
  2. J

    Newbie from New York

    Hi there I'm Jessica! I'm new to the wonderful world of carnivorous plants. I currently have two Venus fly traps, a few mixed sarracenia, and one nepenthes. Most are from Lowes, but all are doing very well. I look forward to talking to you all, and learning as much as possible.
  3. B

    Newbie from Prince Edward Island

    Hi my name is Barb and I just bought my first VFT a couple of weeks ago. I am in love with Hoochie Goochie and she is one hungry little plant:-)) When she caught her first fruit fly I was all excited posting on Facebook but now she has caught a bunch of regular houseflies and she is almost full...
  4. I

    New in the carnivorous world

    Hi all, You know how when you visit Ikea you always return with things that weren't on your shopping list? Well a few months ago I went to Ikea and came home with a Venus fly trap. My ignorance nearly killed it, but with some research I've managed to keep it alive and I was even rewarded with...
  5. rollpop

    Bugs Found in Sphagnum Moss

    Hi, I was looking at the spaghnum moss of my venus fly trap, and I noticed that there were these tiny bugs crawling around in it that were no bigger than the head of a pin. They were too small to be able to take a picture of, so I tried to draw a picture of what they looked like. Can anyone ID...
  6. Deltatango301

    Deltatango301 Growlist

    Deltatango 301 Growlist 138 plants in Greenhouse 10' X 6' WANTED Drosera Derbyensis D. Adelae D. Ultramafica X Spatulata D. Purpurascens My Plants Orchids x phalaenopsis X 2 (Dobbies) bromeliad (Dobbies) Sun Pitcher Heliamphora nutans x heterodoxa (HV011Hants) Cobra Lily Darlingtonia...
  7. KaijuEmily

    KaijuEmily''s Short Grow List

    So I only recently allowed myself to get back into carnivorous plant cultivation! So my collection is pretty small... I have two: Nepenthes ventricosa And one : venus fly trap Too bad I'm having trouble posting pics.
  8. KaijuEmily

    Newly reborn carnivorous plant nerd

    Well, I just received a new carnivorous plant as a house warming present from my parents. I have had past expirience with Venus fly trap, and cobra lillies. But when we saw the mysterious Nepenthes pitcher plant, we just couldn't leave it behind! I have drooled on them before at an exotic...
  9. plantsnfish

    My newest, simplist bog garden. (Sharing pics)

    Just got this set up a few days ago. It is made out of a 33 gallon extra long aquarium I found at a garage sale for $5. So far it only has some simple, common sarrs in it but I hope to add some rarities in the future. The whole thing: One of my favorites, S. Minor: A simple but beautiful...
  10. Shadowtski

    Drosera finlaysoniana Flowering

    Here are some mediocre photos of my Drosera finlaysoniana. They're annuals grown from seed from the ICPS Seedbank. Seed was planted on March 9th in a water filled test tube. It germinated in 11 days and was potted up on March 22nd. In 3 months, they've grown to a height of almost 6 inches, still...
  11. R

    Desk Top VFT

    I'm wondering what is the best way to grow a Venus Fly Trap in a typical college dorm, preferably on a desk in a pot with a desk lamp. I don't know how much light I'll be able to access from the window and want to cover my bases. Can anyone recommend a desktop grow lighting solution for my VFT...
  12. A

    Drosera rotundifolia help - root rot?

    Hello, I managed to grow a few Drosera rotundifolia plants from seed. They've been doing nicely outside under sheltered sunlight since their sowing (I'm in temperate zone so climate fits their needs), never kept them inside a dome (so that I wouldn't have to worry about mold) but always used...
  13. Cactusdan

    Cactusdan's Growlist

    -- Carnivores -- -Cephalotus (Australian Pitcher)- Cephalotus follicularis var. Typical -Dionaea (Venus Fly Trap)- Dionaea muscipula 'Akai Ryu' Dionaea muscipula 'Red Sawtooth' -Drosera (Sundew)- Drosera anglica x tracyi 'Southern Cross' Drosera binata var. dichotoma 'T-form' Drosera bindoon...
  14. J

    Care Questions

    Hi, i was looking at buying a few plants next week, and I'd like to try a Venus flytrap again, as the one i had last year did not do well(too little light I'm thinking). This year I know more about what im doing and im ready to give it another shot, but i have a few questions.... 1) Light- my...
  15. gill_za

    Something is attacking the plants. Need help IDing the problem.

    Hello, The plants below grow in two different pots outside. One pot with Venus Fly taps sits in a tray of water. The other is a recirculating self watering pot (water changed every two weeks). Plants are also treated with White shark and Ampac trichoderma mix with every water change. This...
  16. Cactusdan

    More Portland Presence!

    Hey all, I noticed there's a few of you in here from around the Portland, OR area, so I'll be one more to the party! Scatterpants and I are good friends and have been feeding each others plant addictions the last few months, particularly in the CP/orchid area. While he tends to focus more on...
  17. R

    aphids will not go away.

    Hi, I have aphids on a venus fly trap and I was told to use rubbing alcohol to kill them. I did that, only there are still aphids! I have even submerged the plant in water for a day and still nothing! I have tried neem oil and nothing. I'm starting to think that these aphids are like...
  18. Alexkrein82

    Sarracenia Question!

    Hey everybody that actually reads this! I've collected orchids for a while and within the last year and a half have been collecting CPs. I saw some sarracenia minor in situ and fell in love with them. Before long I had a decent collection but gravitated to nepenthes mostly only in the last 6...
  19. Shadowtski

    Shadowtski's Grow List

    Mike's Grow List and Wish List 06/03/2017 Extra 2016 Seed for Trade or Giveaway Byblis liniflora (Limited Quantity) Drosera aliciae (Limited Quantity) Drosera binata "Coromandel NZ" (Small Red T Form) Drosera burmannii "Green" Drosera capensis "Alba" Drosera capensis "Giant" x Self Drosera...
  20. xeriscape8321

    DC XL Venus Fly Trap (with flower spike) for a Lowland Nepenthes

    I currently Have a DC XL Venus fly trap that as of 4/10/16 has a flower spike on it. I'm looking for a lowland Nepenthes (species or hybrid) that i dont have...Rafflesiana, Bicalcarata, Ampullaria or something along those lines. Prefer rooted cutting to fresh cuttings......... GONE!! <a...