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Lots of New Flytraps to Love!

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Yesterday I finally received my online order of CPs, which was super exciting since there is not much available locally. I did a joint order with my Aunty and also purchased a few plants for my Nana who is super keen to make a mini bog garden of her own. Waiting for Australia post really does test your patience...

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Unfortunately I ended up with the sole task of getting them all potted up, which took about 3 and a half hours :lol:
The flytraps had curled up a fair bit, making it pretty tricky getting them in - though I'm sure they will start to flatten out again once they settle. It was very cool to unwrap all the plants and find a few extra divisions and babies in there! Luckily I had bought some foam cups as a back up for any smaller plants.

Just look at all those beautiful flytraps! So exciting to get some different kinds. We also ordered a few different Sundews and Sarracenia (though their traps had been cut off for dormancy).

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Totally in love with Long Red Fingers!

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How cute is this baby Cross Teeth!

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My Dutch Delight came with an impressive flower stalk

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Loving the bubble gum pink on this Paradisia!

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I'll take a few more pics one the plants have recovered from being shipped and have settled in a bit. The Sundews in particular look a bit sad atm, not that I blame them. I ordered 2 Pink Venus and received 5 all up! Ordered 1 Bristle Tooth and received 3! We also received an additional Sarracenia Daniel Rudd, Big Vigorous and Low Giant. All in all, very happy with our new additions :D
 
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I'm in awe Rachel. Bet that was fun repotting. It's like receiving a new toy. Addictive! I'm addicted to sowing Nepenthes seeds at the moment. Enjoy you're new loved toys. Can't wait to see how they turn out this spring/summer.
 
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I'm in awe Rachel. Bet that was fun repotting. It's like receiving a new toy. Addictive! I'm addicted to sowing Nepenthes seeds at the moment. Enjoy you're new loved toys. Can't wait to see how they turn out this spring/summer.

Thanks MadAboutCPs! I can't wait to see them grow and colour up - repotting them all was a bit of a challenge lol. I have no experience yet with Nepenthes, they seem a bit trickier to take care of? Love the look of them though, especially the little fat sinister looking ones :love:
 
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Those are some nice flytrap cultivars. Are the temperate plants you receive already on the seasonal cycle of the southern hemisphere?
 
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That's quite a nice bundle of flytraps you have there. Can't go wrong with the sundews either.
 
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Really healthy and love the rain water I collected for them [emoji16]
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Hi rachel, the bottom 3 are an all green form, big mouth second last, ant a b52 [emoji4]

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I've started to feed mine freeze dried bloodworm. Supposedly makes them grow really fast and healthy [emoji6]

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I've started to feed mine freeze dried bloodworm. Supposedly makes them grow really fast and healthy [emoji6]

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Looks like it's working! :awesome: I heard Beta Fish Pellets are good too, but haven't tried it. Mine catch a fair bit of food being outside on the balcony, though a lot of the traps are closed on my new plants from being handled and in shipping.
 
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I'll have to read on the pellets see if worth getting lol.a few of mine were closed through handling but soon open when left alone lol. Hardy little plants [emoji6]

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I'll have to read on the pellets see if worth getting lol.a few of mine were closed through handling but soon open when left alone lol. Hardy little plants [emoji6]

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Let me know if you give them a try :) Yeah my plants are looking a lot happier already being potted up, even starting to get some colour!
 
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