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Thread: Hi singapore, what cp you like to have?

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    ebeyonder - If you can buy the mature plant I wouldn't bother about trying to grow them from seed unless you are doing it for fun. Personally I've never had any luck from growing cp's from seed. Most need to be left for 6 weeks (or longer) in the fridge first, then when they do germinate the fungus move in to have their meal. Maybe you've got greener fingers than me!! I guess you could say that the fungus is also carnivorous!
    Jalan Kayu - Thanks for taking the time and effort to do this.
    My wish list would include:-
    tropical sundew
    nepenthes
    cephalotus
    and possibly pinguicula (although the ones I've bought from FEF never seem to grow well for me).
    If the price is reasonable, I'll give most plants a try then decide which ones suit my conditions best.
    Thanks again JK.
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    ebeyonder - If you can buy the mature plant I wouldn't bother about trying to grow them from seed unless you are doing it for fun. Personally I've never had any luck from growing cp's from seed. Most need to be left for 6 weeks (or longer) in the fridge first, then when they do germinate the fungus move in to have their meal. Maybe you've got greener fingers than me!! I guess you could say that the fungus is also carnivorous!
    Jalan Kayu - Thanks for taking the time and effort to do this.
    My wish list would include:-
    tropical sundew
    nepenthes
    cephalotus
    and possibly pinguicula (although the ones I've bought from FEF never seem to grow well for me).
    If the price is reasonable, I'll give most plants a try then decide which ones suit my conditions best.
    Thanks again JK. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    A 'pitcher gallery' is where the art is drawn by Mother Nature and a 'pitcher says a thousand words'.
    My pitcher gallery is at: http://community.webshots.com/user/neilsingapore

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    Sorry, sidetracking here...

    Neil, I had the same problems as you when it came to pings. Not until I tried this:



    The ping came from FEF in the usual dark brown peat medium. After a while in my terrarium, it started to turn limp. Was desperate to save the plant as it was a gift from my boyfriend so I placed the ping on top of some live sphagnum (dead ones probably will work too but I've not tried) and left the whole thing on the perlite.

    With good sun, this plant has produced 4 flowers for me and is now a clump of 4 plants!

    It's up to you if you want to use a nicer container but I chose the plastic food container because it cost nothing and it's transparent...I can see water level as well as the perlite (if it breaks down and needs to be replaced).

    I noticed that it reduced root rot and the ping even had roots sticking out in the air. I don't let the water dry out completely but neither do I add water up to the top of the perlite. This method works well for droseras too.



    Cindy

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    The ping (probably 'sethos&#39[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] that I bought from FEF is doing surprisingly well in its original peat substratum. However, I do not put the specimen in full sun but in partial shade and it is not sitting in a tray of water. If I give it alot of water, the excess simply drains out from the drainage hole from the bottom of the pot. It actually had a small plantlet growing but it died sometime ago. Strange how the same type of plant can survive in rather different environments.

    I have some success with growing sundews from seeds because the area that I grow my plant is very windy and this ensures a constant air currect day and night. This, I believe, significantly suppressed the growth of fungus. What you can do is to get the small computer fans and put it near the germination pot to increase air movement. You can also buy solar powered fans kits from the internet. Saves you from paying more for electricity and is also presumably environmentally friendly.

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