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  1. H

    Lux/PAR/Colour spectrum for indoor sphagnum

    Hey team! Experimentinf with growing some UK sphagnum varieties indoors. Have them growing well but looking to optimise light use. Have been using warm white LEDs so far. Any knowledge of this would be greatly appreciated!!
  2. 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...
  3. B

    Nep lights timing

    Anyone have any experience with growing Neps under lights during the nighttime? Electricity prices are cheaper at night so it's more economical to run your grow lights then instead of during the day time. I wanted to run my lights 13 hours on/11 hours off from 8pm-9am or something similar, but I...
  4. raycer491

    The two forms of D. finlaysoniana from ICPS seedbank

    Hello again, I've noticed growth differences in the two D. finlaysoniana circulated by the ICPS seedbank, labeled as "pink flower" and "white flower", respectively. Conditions of Growth All my plants are grown under HO T-5s, and remain about 5 inches max away from the lights. Temps are 80-90...
  5. raycer491

    Germinating Pygmy Seeds

    Hey all, after a brief search through the forum records I could find scant information and no details about germinating conditions for pygmy seeds. I am trying to germinate a slightly alpine form of Drosera pygmaea called "Mt. Bold Red". I tried sowing some seeds under T-8 lights with a 12...
  6. Y

    Hello from Yossu

    First post on these forums, so saying hello :grin: I've been active on the CPUK forum for a while, but that seems to be going too quiet, so I thought I'd come and join here. Been growing CPs for only a couple of years, but in that time I've gone from one D. Capensis on my office windowsill to...
  7. S

    What's your homemade strategy for germinating Drosera seeds in winter?

    I have some Drosera capensis seeds that I want to germinate. However, winter is soon upon us and indoor temps will be as low as 60 degrees f (~15c) in the growing room. I stuck an old adhesive reptile heating pad to the bottom of one of those disposal foil lasagna baking dishes, so now I have a...
  8. LifeOnMars?

    N. Lowii Murud Seedlings 10 month progress

    About a year or more ago I found the opportunity to finally acquire the Nepenthe species I've wanted since I was younger, N. Lowii. I've always heard about how slow growing Lowii can be but two of them have really been pumping out bigger and bigger leaves! I found that they loooove fluorescent...
  9. S

    How to gauge watering of a potted, rock mounted orchid with roots below substrate?

    A friend of mine gave me a Dendrobium kingianum and told me that it was quite hardy and forgiving. However, I haven't figure out yet how exactly to tell when it truly needs watering or if I am over-watering. The problem is that it is rock-mounted and potted in a clay pot. Also, there is mulch...
  10. S

    Recommendations for small-flowered orchid that can tolerate a little shade?

    Everytime I see a bunch of orchids at the local orchid society meetings, I'm always drawn to the weird little small-flowered ones (flowers smaller than a US quarter or nickel). I don't know what many of them are, but a lot seem to be Restrepia and Pleurothallis. I did some research and it seems...
  11. osito

    looking for sarr seeds

    Anyone have any seeds? Wanna start some under lights! 😁
  12. LV_

    Hi from California!

    Hi all, I've been into carnivorous plants for a long time and always wanted to grow nepenthes but didn't think it would be realistic since Davis is practically a desert. Last summer I got a 60 or so gallon terrarium at the thrift store and grow lights and started growing some nepenthes, a...
  13. K

    Hi!!! new beginner grower from LA california!!

    I want seeds that I could buy from specifically sundews !! But any will do I want to try growing from seed... I have t-5 grow lights and I'm ready anyone trying to provide charity for a fellow beginner :) thank you .. or buy from anyone ?
  14. B

    Light for Nepenthes

    Normally I grow my Nepenthes outdoors, but winters here are a bit too cold for the lowland species (Zone 9a). Last year, I tried putting them on a shelf by a windowsill (no supplemental lighting) and kept them in trays, but some of them did not make it through the winter. I've decided to get...
  15. ps3isawesome

    Help! I have blisters on my nepenthes. Thank you!

    Help! I have blisters on my chaniana. Thank you! Hey guys; This morning I noticed there are this weird bumps on my nepenthes. Can't scrape them off. I only found them on 3 of the 5 leaf. This chaniana sits in the middle of my other indoor plants. They sit in a rack under t5ho lights. I don't...
  16. plantsnfish

    So I was inspired...

    So I was inspired by mediummessage... got it for $15 due to a crack in the glass. Will keep this thread updated when I get lights, equipment, plants, etc.
  17. Mercfh

    D.Spatula dying?

    Hi All, I've been dealing with an issue for a good bit now and I think one of the two of my D.Spatula plants has just about bit the dust: First of all my setup: Lights: Agrobrite 4 bulb/2 foot T5 HO (Amazon.com : Agrobrite T5, FLT28, 2 Foot, 8-Tube Fixture with Included Fluorescent Grow Lights...
  18. Mercfh

    Forcing Dormancy/Photoperiod? (Plus some general Dormancy questions)

    So i have to say, there is a lot of conflicting information on Ping dormancy. I've been doing a lot of reading and i've seen everything from "They can survive not going through dormancy" to "Let the PLANTS choose when to do dormancy" to "Change your light/temp/etc... to induce it" For reference...
  19. C

    Heliamphora Damage

    My H. Nutans Giant was recently chewed over by a grasshopper, and now has become so stressed that two of it's growth points died (to be fair the grasshopper did serious damage). I'm not really sure what to do for the plant at the moment, as I've never seen it so stressed out. I've attached some...
  20. 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...