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  1. L

    Putting together new tropical sundew tank--NEED ADVICE!

    Hey there! First of all, it's been ages since I've last posted! So hello again, everyone! Hope you've all been well! Apologies for a decade of absence, haha. So here's the jist: I'm attempting to put together a new display tank (all potted) to fill with mostly sundews, but probably a few Cephs...
  2. X

    Wondering if this light will be sufficient for N. sanguinea or too much

    I grow all of my plants (VFTs, Sarracenia, Drosera, Pingicula) indoors. They're all in trays, in the south-facing window of a solarium that is glass on 3 sides. I supplement light with 2 40-watt compact fluorescents, 2 10,000K and 2 6500K daylight T-8 bulbs (meant for reef aquaria) and 2...
  3. S

    Would these light be okay for growing cephalotus

    I want to use Leds over t5s because I'm making a temperature controlled chamber and I'm not in the mood to deal with lights heating it up in there when I'm already trying to cool things off so I'm gonna try leds. So I found these lights and I think they look good but I'm not sure what do you...
  4. Plant Heathen

    LED vs all others?

    Thanks for reading. I wold like to get a light for my house so I can grow more in my house. I just don't know what to get or what wats are best. Lowes had a for foot shop light and two LED tubs for $30 but I don't know if led is better or worse than a cfl or T8/T12 also don't know what wattage...
  5. F

    Heliamphora for first time growers?

    Hi Everyone! Thanks for reading. I have a few questions about Heliamphora. I have been trying to read as much as I can find on them. I am wondering if you have suggestions on the best one to try for the first time? I also have read that some can be grown on a windowsill, what is your experience...
  6. Y

    Hello from Ontario.

    Just getting back into the hobby after being away for many years. I recently picked up a Nepenthes and a couple of VFT from a local garden center, also have a variety of seed on the way. Been reading the forum for a few weeks and have plans to build an LED grow light based on a couple of posts...
  7. 5

    Lighting question

    I have this 45watt led panel with red and blue led will it be ok for my cephs?
  8. D

    Drosera flowering

    Is there something in particular that causes drosera capensis to flower? Certain number of hours of daylight or an over abundance of food? I brought my plants inside for the winter 2 weeks ago (zone 8) and put them in my grow tent only to have them explode into flower again, some plants with...
  9. nimbulan

    Suggestions for tall grow area lighting?

    My mother is having her kitchen remodeled and decided to put in a shelf between the sink and window to grow herbs on. Being as the window is completely shaded, she needs a grow light. The shelf is approximately 1' x 4', but the sticking point is that the light will be mounted 3.5' above the...
  10. thez_yo

    Field Trip: The South!

    Trip report time! I went on a trip led by the ever adventurous Ozzy, with a couple of the other NASC members (Ozzy being the serving NASC Prez!). We all met up in Alabama, and started the trip with a few S.alata sites in Southeast Mississippi and worked our way East through Southern Alabama...
  11. M

    Ultra Highland Setup

    I wanted to share my new ultra highland setup. I don't post much, but I got a ton of info from this forum during this build, so thank you all. First, I somewhat suddenly found myself in possession of a few ultra highlanders via a trade, but didn't have the proper setup for them. The plants...
  12. Zath

    Nepenthes Grab Bag (Intermediate)

    I'll be honest...these plants are suffering under my care. I just don't want them around anymore, and that has led to me forgetting to water them, etc. They look pretty pitiful, but as far as I can tell, they're still alive. This will be a mish-mash of various hybrids (mostly ventricosa...
  13. farmertom

    Actual, factual, for real LED lighting

    Okay, so I bought a new LED light- I've been doing some research and talking with folks at the indoor farming store (god bless you berkeley), but it was definitely an impulse buy. Still I think I did it right, though I'd appreciate some knowledgeable feedback. It's a four foot fixture for my...
  14. yuusui

    My first Heliamphoras!

    So I just got my first Heliamphora plants. I am very excited. Currently they are growing with my other plants under flourescent lights, but I will be building a more specialized growing area for them with LED lights and ebb and flow watering. image1 by Michael Waltz, on Flickr image2 by...
  15. E

    DIY remote controlled LED fixture

    Index Part 1 - DIY LED fixture (this post) Part 2 - Custom PCB and electronic components Part 3 - Software overview Part 1 - DIY LED fixture I'm in the process of assembling a DIY LED grow light fixture that is remotely and automatically controlled (MySGrowLED) and I thought that it may be...
  16. The Plant

    The Plant: Artwork & Imagery

    - From the Great Jungles to the Vast Plains to the Ethereal Mountains - Hi, this is sorta my introduction to these forums. My name is Benyamin, I'm from The Netherlands. I used to have a pretty nice collection of the crazy monsters amongst the peaceful leafs. :) About ten years ago my...
  17. nimbulan

    Nimbulan's picture thread

    I suppose it's about time so I'll start with some recent pictures. Quite a few actually. Plants waking up outdoors. Some native Oregon sphagnum I'm growing with the outdoor plants, covered with netting to discourage those pesky birds. My crazy S. "Daina's Delight" growing more than 100...
  18. R

    *PAID* Cephalotus Location Emu Point - Miracle grow medium (QuakingBog $65)

    1) Opening Bid of $2. 2) Cephalotus Location Emu Point growing under LED lighting in the cheapest Miracle grow potting soil I could find. It was an attempt to verify other peoples successes using this medium. I would highly recommend repotting it into a more traditional Ceph mix a few months...
  19. Gigantea

    Wild Patch of Iris Japonica Discovered

    My whole area tends to be a sort of honey hole where exotic plants grow wildly all over the place. It used to be a massive grass farm eons ago. Several years ago I became aware of a large patch of Giant Japanese Iris (japonica) that was growing in a ditch around the corner from me. I only notice...
  20. 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...