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  1. 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...
  2. V

    Drosera lunata

    So I recently got a Drosera lunata with location data from japan and I know that it has a dormancy period in winter as opposed to summer but should I keep it moist over winter like my other temperate plants or let it dry out like most tuberous sundews?
  3. 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...
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    refrigerator for winter dormancy

    I need to find a used refrigerator to use for winter dormancy. I have about nine 20 cm diameter pots to store. A used full sized home refrigerator seems to be expensive to buy, difficult to move, and expensive to operate. The mini refrigerators (2 - 4.5 cu ft) seem to be too small, but...
  5. SerMuncherIV

    What 2 Weeks Without Nighttime Cooling Does to Highlanders

    Or, what I like to respond when people ask, "How was your vacation?" These plants were kept in my highland terrarium for 2 weeks while I was away. Everything is automated except for watering - which I took care of before leaving - and nighttime cooling, which I do using ice packs. The night...
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    D. linearis info

    Hi all, I've been growing, or at least trying to grow, linearis for about 8-10 years and I can never get them to come out of dormancy in the spring and/or they die during the winter. I've tried outside, in the fridge, and in a unheated garage, no joy. Anybody manage to get these to survive...
  7. Alita

    Long dormancy?

    One of my pings is in dormancy right now, and it'll be autumn soon. Should I just keep it in dormancy through the winter instead of trying to bring it out of it?
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    Did harsh fridge dormancy damage my VFT's ?

    Last year my B52's, Ginormous and G16's really took off. Everything growing huge multiple traps. Everything was grown out in my garden with sunlight from dawn till dusk. I put them into dormancy around November. Removing them from their pots and storing them in moist LFSM in tupperware...
  9. Benurmanii

    P. chilensis

    Here is a photo of my P. chilensis. You can see some seedlings, that are likely from a seed pod which I forgot to harvest. One of the amazing traits of this plant is that it is completely autogamous! The flowers of P. chilensis are very short, the stalk can be sessile like mine, or a few cm...
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    Drosera binata winter hardy form. How hardy?

    Does anybody know how winter hardy the winter hardy form of D. binata is that is avalible from the ISCPS seed bank?
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    Cheap, easy grow rack suggestions?

    Hey guys! Looking to expand my indoor growing area for the winter so I can move away from using windowsills 6 months out of the year for all of my generally "highland" type plants and give them the light they deserve. I am mostly looking for cheap/easy lighting fixtures, and maybe for racks as...
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    Neps for Small Spaces

    Neps for Small Spaces (With Photos!) Think of a one-room studio apartment in the city, a small office in a tall building, a cramped college dorm room, and the Tiny-House Movement! Now you are ready to think of Neps for Small Spaces. In this thread we are looking for plants that: 1) Have...
  13. fredg

    Drosera slackii

    My renewed interest in these Drosera is down to corky. Blame him Drosera slackii a plant I grew for many many years until the winter 2010-11 finished them off. I don't suppose they're not too used to 0F (-18C) in their home in South Africa.
  14. Mercfh

    Any harm in going 100% LFS (Maybe some live) for These Sundews:

    Im moving to a terrarium setup here in the next week because quite frankly my humidity inside my house is absolutely terrible. Probably something akin to a 20 gallon (Since I only have a 2 foot long light). (BTW Any tips on how high the light should be in a terrarium? right now they are about 8...
  15. Mercfh

    Worth it getting a Terrarium for pings?

    Have been battling with whether getting a Terrarium is worth it for Pings? Im probably going to repot my pings into a more mineral based mix. (Im thinking probably the APS and Terfus, or a Mix of either one of those with Sand). I actually prefer the look of it (based on what im seeing in other...
  16. plantsnfish

    Will U. Subulata survive freezing winters?

    It is found in a few remote locations right here in Michigan, but I was wondering if just any strain would survive the winter here in my bog. I have a small seed-grown culture that I thought would look cool and help choke out the weeds. Nick
  17. Cactusdan

    Calopogon tuberosus

    Got this from a mixed bag of 90% white/10% pink Calopogons, and was hoping for pink, so this makes the flower even more exciting! I have it growing in an outdoor bog pot with S. leucophylla 'Tarnok', S. 'Carolina Yellow Jacket', S. 'Daina's Delight', D. m. 'Akai Ryu', D. m. 'Red Sawtooth'...
  18. kjnorris918

    Has anyone? and Can I?

    Has anyone grown either of these types? I'm eyeing them at sunbelle exotics. They are beautiful.* -S. 'Dana's Delight' -S. readii #1 Alabama Red -Natural hybrid of (leucophylla x rubra) But the biggest question is can I grow these successfully in Las Vegas? I've read they need they're winter...
  19. DragonsEye

    Moctezumae weirdness

    Unsure of just what the deal is with this plant. It was one of only two mex pings that went dormant on me this past winter. The other ping, an esseriana, came out of dormancy just fine. The moctezumae, on the other hand, looked like it was going to send up a flower spike but then did this:
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    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...
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