Calling all CPer in Singapore!
Calling all CPer in Singapore!
Welcome, Jalan Kayu! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
Sad to let you know that there's only another Singaporean registered here...me...provided that other Singaporeans do come in but haven't been posting for the past year and a half...
But the rest of the guys/gals here are simply wonderful...
So what CPs do you grow?
I did noticed your name on the this forum, but was interested to find out if more
I started cp growing with a VFT at Sep 02.
My current CP grow list;
4 type VFT
5 type Ping
2 type Sarr
4 type drosera
Grow them all on a east facing 21st floor balcony.
I started to join/ vist CP forums since few days ago, and have contacted 2 other Singapore CPers, Jonathan Poh and Neil_Wilkinson, they are not in the same CP forum.
jalan kayu is my nick name
Neil_Wilkinson is at gardenweb http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/carnivor/
Attached is an extract of his e-mail to me.
"I used to know some-one called cindy. Also from Singapore who was interested in
cp's. Also had an impressive web-site but her e-mai laddress is no longer valid.
Great to hear from you. Keep in touch.
Best wishes, Neil."
[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] jalan kayu
Hi, Jalan Kayu. Hi Cindy.
Thanks to Jalan Kayu I've found a new forum page. As Jalan Kayu says I was at the Garden web forum page. So I guess I'm the 3rd person from Singapore to join you all. Although I'm not a Singaporean, I'm a Singapore PR, hope that counts!
Hello to everyone. Neil.
I use to live in Singapore before, when I was in my mother tummy [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
Bjorn Norman, Did you ever live here as a child? Any memories or recollections of Singapore? Just was wondering which country is better for growing carnivorous plants. I guess it also depends which ones,........ What is the weather like in Norway? I always imagine bright skies but a cold wind in the air. I guess you grow most of your plants indoors eh?
My oh my...it's getting exciting...now we have 3 registered Singaporeans (Yes Neil, you ARE included) on the PFT forum.
Whee!!! *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img] *Others may wonder at my delight but considering that Singapore is SO small, 3 is a good number.
You mean your mum lived in Singapore? N you are norwegian? *Coincidently, I attended a lesson on astronomy today, by a norwegian associate professor... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
I only have nepenthes with me except for p.Sethos and d.intermedia...the rest of my temperate CP all died because of a bad bout of root rot or root mealies.
The plants are all facing east too, on the 14th level. *Which neps do you have?
You may want to take a look at my web site...nothing great...I've got much lesser plants now. *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
Cindy, well, my father is Malaysian and his job send him to Singapore to do someting there, my mom is Norwegian and she follow dad to Singapore when he got some jobs there, so I'm a mix between Malaysian and Norwegian, they moved to Kuala Lumpur where I was born...
Neil, the weather here is strange, cold, warm, snow, sunny, hail and rain, that's a typical weather in May for North to South, LOL [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] I like cold weather better than warm.
I grow all my CP inside, but i can put my temperet species like Pinguicula grandiflora and P. vulgaris outside if I want. I have a little trouble growing Nepenthes and winter growing species here because of the space and light (I don't get sunlight for 2 mounhts because the mountain beside me).
Bjørn, the Malaysian in Noway
Hi Cindy & Sing CPers
The Neps that I grow? I was not too accurate when I last said 20, made a list when your question came up, to be exact, 29 types:
N. alata (Banaue, highland)(M)
N. albomarginata (Penang, red) very slow growing
N. ampullaria (Bau, spotted)
N. bicalcarata (Marudi) slow
N. bicalcarata (Sri Aman)
N. gracilis (singapore)
N. hirsuta (Kuching, green)
N. hirsuta (Kuching, spotted)
N. mirabilis (L)
N. maxima (Borone, lowland)
N. reinwardtiana (Bau, lowland)
N. rafflesiana (L)
N. truncata (red)
N. veitchii (Bau, lowland)
N. ventricosa (black peristome) (M)
N. albomarginata x veitchii
N. clipeata x rafflesiana
N. coccinea (L)
N. gentle (L)
N. ventrata (3 forms)(L)
(L/M)=sizes S for those unmarked
The Neps came from different sources, some are found in Singapore nurseries, but mostly ordered from
I have recently trimmed the larger plants, took some cuttings, not rooted yet.