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  1. Benurmanii

    Pinguicula chilensis seeds

    I've recently harvested quite a few P. chilensis seeds. These are pretty darn fresh, the last batch I harvested 7 days ago, and the most recent batch I harvested about 2 days ago. In my experience, these are a very easy species to germinate, much like lusitanica. If you're interested in trading...
  2. 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...
  3. Alita

    Help for a beginner having trouble?

    I got my first nepenthes, a reinwardtiana (highland red) around July 4th: I filled the pitchers with a few drops of distilled water. The brown spots and the small yellow leaf concerned me so I sent an email to the seller, but never got a reply. I also found a single scale on a fallen leaf...
  4. P

    Yellow spots on my Nep

    one of my young Nepenthes miranda hybrid got the yellow spots on the leaves recently. Other plants next to it is growing normal without yellow spots. I wonder what wrong with this little guy. I grow it outside under double-layer 40% shade cloth in Houston. The medium is LFS + perlite with some...
  5. rollpop

    Stones to mix with peat.

    Hi, I can't find any perlite, or sand the right size in my area, so I took some small driveway stones and put them into a bucket. Would these be suitable to mix with peat and use for my carnivorous plants, or would it hurt them? Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
  6. T

    I could use some advice for these ill Sarracenias

    Hello kind people- I keep losing my sarracenias! I've successfully grown pitcher plants on my deck in Alabama for several years. I keep them outside in full sun most of the year, and let them get rained on, and only water them with rainwater. (From the bottom). Last year, several of my plants...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. F

    Ping 'Sethos' problems

    Hi all, Got these pings three weeks ago growing in rockwool, or something like that transplanted, and they had very few roots. Planted in a mix of peat, perlite, and sand. Growing in very bright shade, 70s at night, 90s in the day. I keep them in a tray. You can see theyve lost a lot of older...
  10. cwatson1414

    Drosera trouble shooting

    I just moved everything to a new set up by necessity, and I am having problems with a number of plants I have not had trouble with before. New set up is a wire shelf wrapped in panda film (4 sides), lit with 4 2' T5 lights. Air movement/cooling by small computer fan. Temps low to high 80's...
  11. A

    VFT Correctly Potted?

    After many years of not having any Venus Flytraps, I am attempting them again. I recently setup two plants, a B-52 and a DC XL. The DC XL came in bad shape and has been struggling (see the story and photos in this link...
  12. A

    Update on my sarracenia sowing experiment

    So I started a little experiment on sowing sarracenia seeds around mid March. And now I think it's time to see the result I got. Species: Sarracenia leucophylla Time seeds harvested: mid-late Feb. Group 1: No stratification, sowed on sphagnum moss and perlite mix, kept in sealed bag. Germination...
  13. F

    Lfs smells like soil

    Hi all, I have a N. x hookeriana growing in a pot of carnivorous mix bought from California Carnivores about six months ago. The mix was made up of lfs, perlite, and I think a small amount of lava rock and bark. Lately I've noticed the pot smells somewhat of like a fresh potting mix - that sort...
  14. xeriscape8321

    Very Pale, veiny leaves on my Viking

    As i look through my greenhouse i have noticed that my Mirabilis var. Globosa is much paler than the rest of my plants. All the plants were moved into the greenhouse a few months ago and have adapted well. Although my "Viking" has grown by leaps and bounds, and is now begining to show signs of...
  15. nimbulan

    The flowers are coming

    I thought I'd post a few pictures of some of my developing flower buds. I was excited when I saw the first flower bud appear a few weeks ago, but now there are two! I didn't think the plant was large enough even for one. I just discovered this today. It's the first time I've gotten flowers...
  16. summit

    Need Help with P. Pirouette

    I received this P. Pirouette on 12/30 and it looked gorgeous. Few days later it lost some leafs (expected from being planted) but even today it still isn't any closer to where it was before. The picture looks rough but there's still new green growth in the center but the leafs never get bigger...
  17. S

    U. Reniformis help?

    Recently, I jumped on a sale of U. Reniformis (though I have not grown any of the orchioides utrics previously). As with any new type of plant, I am overly paranoid and have a few questions that I haven't found answered in the guides here (which I have read religiously). I feel like I'm...
  18. oceanblue28

    Thinking about growing VFTs from seed...

    Okay, so now that I think I've got the hang of VFT care, I want to try and grow some from seed. So naturally, I have a few questions. I know they need humidity and heat, which we have plenty of around here in the summer time. Since it isn't summertime here, can I just create the conditions...
  19. P

    Sunshine Mix #4?

    I went to my local indoor garden shop. You know, the kind where they help you grow "tomatoes" indoors. I told their plant person I'm growing carnivorous plants and he directed me to their Sunshine Mix #4. It says it only contains peat, perlite, and a pH adjuster (to 6.5). Has anyone tried...
  20. NotMyRealName

    Help With Nepenthes Plant

    I need some help here with my N. ventricosa x "Lady Pauline". I've had it for 2+ years now and it's just leggy and scrawny looking. It was sold to me from a reliable ebay seller as a seedling. I've been growing it under intermediate conditions mostly. I thought after the first year, it was in...
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