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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. H

    Newbie from Arkansas

    I stumbled across this site a few weeks ago and have been reading the forums ever since. Finally thought I'd join and quit lurking. I'm new to houseplants and ornamentals in general (about a year of dedicated experience), but I've been an avid gardener for the past decade, with a focus on...
  3. D

    R&D Specialist

    Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, My name is DrNo7 and I am a Research and Developer (R&D) specialist in the field of Biochemistry. I am currently running experiments to use carnivorous plants to create an artificial environment (AE) to grow other rare, and specialized plants. I am an expert...
  4. R

    Making lots more Drosera binata 'Marston's Dragon'

    I realize D. 'Marston's Dragon' is not exactly uncommon, nor is it difficult to propagate. This thread is mainly to document the origins of some plants I'll post as giveaways. I also wanted to ask some questions along the way, as I have a almost no experience propagating any Droseras. I...
  5. V

    T5HO Ballast Dead?

    So within the past two years I've purchased two Sunleaves four foot four bulb ballasts. Both have worked excellently. Just came back from a few days at the parents and one of them is completely unresponsive. Amy experience on if I can fix this in any way? Have the original box, mentions a five...
  6. NemJones

    Nepenthes Net Pots

    With it being Black friday and all, Im gonna go and see if any of the remaining garden stores around town will have anything worth a look. However, Ive been really curious to see how these netted Hydroponics pots work for nepenthes. Does anybody use these/have any information on using them for...
  7. E

    Hello from the desert

    Hi all, glad to be here. My name is Erica and I live in Tucson, AZ. Not the best place to be if you like to grow plants, but hey, I'm only here until I graduate from UArizona. I'm originally from Oregon and can't wait to go back. I'm a plant science major and I work for the University, doing...
  8. A

    Beneficial fungi soil additive

    Hello everyone, I've read a bit about adding Trichoderma to planting medium to aid in root mass and function. I was at a local hydroponics store (here in Canada), and picked up a product called "Piranha" by Advanced Nutrients. It contains certain beneficial fungi, and it's supposed to be...
  9. Apollonian

    Creating Motherplant for Hydroponic Root Cuttings

    Hello all, I intend to do as much propagation as I can in order to reinvigorate and expand my collection instead of buying new material. This provides me with incentive to experiment with propagation techniques and growing methods. Today I walked to my local hydroponics store and purchased 14...
  10. Minch108

    Hi from UK

    Hi my name is Elliott I am 14 years old. I have been growing Nepenthes for six months . I grow my Nepenthes in a HL grow chamber in my bedroom. I have done hydroponics in the past and ill love to try again in the future when I have enough time. By joining the forum i would like to gain more...
  11. S

    T5-HO tubes for nepenthes tank

    I will be getting one of the Exo-Terra Extra Wide/Extra Tall tanks (36" length, 18" width, 36" height) and I was wondering how many T5-High Output fluorescent tubes I should use for lighting. I've been looking at a 2 foot long, 4-tube fixture from a local hydroponics supply place. The fixture...
  12. D

    Howdy from Detroit.

    Bee growing Neps and other carnivores for about six years now. I grow in a small tent I made out of three grow lights and a plastic four shelf unit. N. Ventricosa was my first Nep. Since I've added a Miranda..... And I received for free several dying plants from the local marijuana supply...
  13. GreenBeast

    Repotting mexican pings

    I have some P. gigantea growing indoors by my windowsill that I'd like to repot. Two of them are growing fine and have already overgrown their 3.5" pots. The third one seems to be struggling with almost no root structure. I'm guessing it's because of my media mix which consists mostly of perlite...
  14. 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...
  15. V

    Fertilizing Nep Seedlings

    So I have been told by a few people that it might be a good idea to fertilize my few month old nepenthes seedlings currently growing in coco coir. My local hydroponics store had http://www.ageoldorganic.com/20/age-old-kelp-3-25-15/ as their best reccomendation, mainly just nitrogen and...
  16. T

    where do you get your trays?

    Im looking for some larger more heavy duty trays, i am currently using the plastic lids for disposable cake pans. ive found some trays used for hydroponics but they are super expensive. Just wondering what everybody is using or any websites to get some cheaper trays. Thanks! Travis
  17. swords

    Hydroton out of biz now "PlantIt"

    I just got back from the hydroponics shop to get some net baskets for re-potting and I took a stroll through the rest of the shop. There was a sign stating that German company who made the Hydroton baked clay balls used for hydroponics and semi-hydro orchid culture has gone out of business due...
  18. mcmcnair

    Christmahanukwanzika/Holiday Seed Givewaway!

    Happy Holidays Everyone! I have decided to do a giveaway of some seed from my Colocasia gigantea 'Thailand Giant' I grow mine hydroponically but it can be grown in pretty much any sort of soil. These plants get very big, very fast. When I say big I'm talking like this big...
  19. D

    Lewisburg, Tennessee

    Hey, I am Michael. I am new to growing carnivorous plants correctly. I have been interested in carnivorous plants for a long time. I also have an interest in hydroponics, aeroponics, and aquaponics. I want to eventually experiment with hydroponics and carnivorous plants. I have seen several...
  20. Cindy

    Cephalotus grown in hydroponics (tropics)

    I bought a set-up last December as a Christmas gift for myself. :awesome: The core of the media is long fibre sphagnum and the surrounding is leca balls. The 3" pot is netted like this one. My balcony is pretty hot and the average temperature of the water is about the low 80s. Here are photos...
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