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  1. S

    LED or T5 fluorescents strong enough for tall Sarracenia species?

    I have various species of Sarracenia, vfts, dews, and pings growing under the same LED light. I am worried that the LED light does not have enough blue and white for vegetative growth. The plants are in a mini greenhouse outside with the plants and the lamp is about 25 inches above the top of...
  2. M

    Hello from Rochester, NY

    Hello all, I've been growing carnivorous plants for over 10 years. Most of that time I lived in Brooklyn where my growing area was limited to two small windowsills. I moved upstate a few years ago and my collection has grown exponentially. I am interested in all types of carnivorous plants but...
  3. A

    Where do Tillandsia come from?

    I often see bunches of Tillandsia for sale in stores and online. They are often mixed varieties and it got me thinking . . . where do all these tillandsia plants come from? Are these plants plucked from the wild, or there "air plant" farms that grow a variety of species?
  4. curtisconners

    Aldrovanda tank size?

    Hey all, I would like to grow some aldrovanda and I was wondering about how large a container they need to grow in. I've heard that ten gallon tanks are suitable, is this true? Also, are aquarium bulbs for growing plants be suitable for growing aldrovanda, the compacts for a ten gallon hood, not...
  5. Alexkrein82

    Mounting nepenthes

    Hey everyone that reads this. Ok so I know that there are some species of nepenthes, like veitchii, that are epiphytes and grow mounted their entire lives. That being said I think I've seen only one or two in cultivation that grow mounted. I'm curious of why that is. Is it hard? Is it a humidity...
  6. Shadowtski

    Hello from Milwaukee, WI

    Hello from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USDA Zone 5B My name is Mike and I'm returning to my love of growing C.P. after too many years of letting life get in the way. I've been growing for a year now after not growing for about 15 years. My favorites are the subtropical Drosera. I'm rebuilding my...
  7. Dalton

    Need help with N. Lady Luck, my first Nepenthes

    Hello everyone. I was hoping you guys can help out with a few questions I have about my Nepenthes 'Lady Luck'. This is my first nepenthes. I ordered from a guy online, because the pitchers looked a really cool shade of red and this plant is supposed to do well indoors. Amazon says I ordered it...
  8. S

    LED for 11 hours a day OR 4 hours of direct sunlight a day?

    I have a wide variety of VFTs, sarrs, sundews, and a few mexican pings all growing in a mini greenhouse on my patio. Now that daylight savings has occurred I have two options. Keep my plants in direct sunlight for only 4 hours a day or keep them under the same setup I have now: hidden in a...
  9. chibae

    Mycorrhizal and Vegetables

    A promotional mini-"magazine" arrived today from my local garden center. It included a small article on growing herbs and leafy vegetables indoors year round. At the bottom of the page was a picture of some lighting units and fertilizers, but what caught my eye was a bottle of Mycorrhiza. So...
  10. BrunoL

    Hello from Florence, AZ!!

    Hi everybody, My name is Bruno and I'm new to these forums! I joined around 9 months ago and I have observed and learned much over the time. I have been growing carnivorous plants since 2013, when I first acquired a Venus Flytrap from the FlowerBin, a nursery in Longmont, CO. Throughout the...
  11. curtisconners

    The grow list of curtisconners

    Dionea: 3 typicals 1 dente 1 Coquillage Nepenthes: N. x ventrata N. ventricosa N. Maxima x ventricosa Sarracenia S. Purpura S. Leucyphylla "tarnok" S. ([Purpurea x rubra] x self) x judith kindle Drosera: Capensis "giant" Filiformis x tracyi Mystery weed dew Want list: Dionea: Any cultivar I...
  12. R

    Mona's Grow List

    Mona's Grow List Cephalotus: Clone #1 Common Typical Ron Gagliardo Clone Coal Mine Beach Hummer’s Giant Czech Giant ‘Vigorus’ ‘Black Eden’ Hasting’s Clone #2 Dionea: Typical x2 Cup Trap Red Pirahna Red Dragon Akai Ryu Drosera: Delisiana Hamiltonii Intermedia Burmanii Brevifolia Spatulata...
  13. R

    Hello from Ohio

    Hi Everyone, I am fairly new to the CP world but have been growing bonsai trees, orchids, air plants, and miniature gardens for approximately 8 years. I am currently growing Heliamphora, Nepenthes, Pinguicula, Utricularia, Drosera, and Cephalotus plants. I think it is safe to say that I am...
  14. C

    Do I take the plunge?

    Hey guys, I've grown a lot of different temperate CPs over the years with much success, but haven't really gotten into nepenthes besides by my 6 year old ventrata. I'm thinking if venturing into intermediate nepenthes, because I can get closest to their conditions. I have a grow rack that gets...
  15. DragonsEye

    Encouraging the formation of basals

    So while bebopping around on the web, I happened upon the ICPS site which I had not visited in years. I came across the following advice for encouraging Nepenthes to form new basals: "If it is a long stem it may be better to encourage the plant to grow a new basal rosette. You do this by...
  16. A

    Allysnapper's grow list

    Here's what I have in my small CPs collection: 1. Venus Flytraps---normal morph x3 2. Unknow hybrid Sarracenia---could be some S.minor hybrid x2 3. S.leucophylla---x1 4. Pinguicula primuliflora---x1 5. Drosera spanthulata---x1 6. Drosera intermedia----still seeds, not germinating yet LOL
  17. cwatson1414

    Heat management

    Hey TF. I just picked up a decent light fixture. Its a 2" 4 bulb T5HO fixture. As you might know, and I have been told, and just learned in a huge way, these lights run MUCH hotter than T8 bulbs. The surface of a bulb is reading about 150F. This brought my tank to almost 100F within an hour. My...
  18. Dalton

    Hello from SC - Dalton

    Link to Short List Hey everyone! I live in upstate South Carolina. I've been growing plants for years and I like to look for a new challenge when the plants I have are growing well. I've got Peace Lilies, Spider plants, Snake plants, Philodendron, multiple succulents, and several orchids. I...
  19. Dalton

    Dalton's Grow List

    Last Updated: 3/2/2016 Dalton's Grow List: Venus Fly Trap (x2) - ~2/15/14 Sarracenia - ~2/15/14 * I got the above two plants from a big box store. It was one of those cheap boxes where the plant was half dead. I live in SC, so I just repotted them and put them in water trays. The VFT has done...
  20. Alexkrein82

    New nepenthes robcantleyi X nepenthes veitchii help

    Hey everyone. I just bought a n.robcantleyi X n.veitchii. It's in great condition and in the month I've had it I haven't seen any shock/change for the worse. I am a bit obsessive when it comes to getting as close to perfect conditions as I can, so I was curious if anyone had any specific to this...