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    Adventures of an Alaskan Nepenthes Farmer

    Just spent a good long while separating out D. capensis and then extending my growing area by a bit. My goal is to sell a number of D. capensis at a local festival this summer if not sooner. While I was at it I decided to move my S. 'Reptilian Rose' from out of the basement to indoors under the lights. I am giving it an early start on spring. I hope this doesn't mess with it too much! I have such a bad history with Sarracenia and this is one of the only Sarracenia I truly want, it's already survived longer than most of the others.... My collection is growing again!

    This thread is going to serve as my photo update thread for all of the various aspects of my carnivorous plant collection. I will no longer be updating my Nepenthes thread, but if, for whatever reason, you feel the need to look through all of the previous years of my Nepenthes shenanigans you can view that old thread here:

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...thes+Nepenthes



    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 02-03-2015 at 10:03 PM. Reason: Nomenclature - registered cultivar names have each word initial capitalized
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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    Now those are some good sized D. capensis! lol
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    Nice looking D. capensis! Good luck with the Sarracenia too!
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    ^^ Thanks guys

    So things are slowly expanding, just wanted to share what my collection is turning into.



    This is my oldest D. capensis, I'm pretty sure I bought it from Andy way-back-when. This is the parent of all the other seedlings, a really good investment!



    Some of the newly divided dews are starting to dew up finally.



    Just as a note, the substrate I used for these Drosera is not the same, a couple of the plants I planted in peat/vermiculite/sphagnum, and those appear to be dewing up nicely and growing well. Almost all the plants that I planted in the other mix (Coco fiber?/vermiculite) have not really started putting dew on their leaves. The coco fiber was sold as a reptile husbandry substrate that edible grass was supposed to grow in. I am not sure if it had an additives in it so, this is kind of a risk. I don't want these results to scare anyone from using coco as a substrate, but there is a noticeable difference in these plants. There are factors to be accounted for too, like perhaps it is just the water retention capabilities of sphagnum and peat compared to coco, or perhaps it had to do with that I potted up the largest healthiest plants in the peat and sphagnum first and slowly moved onto smaller scrawnier plants in the other mix. Either way, only one fatality so far.



    And I just sewed 100 more D. capensis seeds. Moar D. capensis moar!!!



    My outdoor bog is shaping up nicely. I really hope that our weather stays as mild as it has. If there are any large freezes then this whole shindig could be up...!



    I just received some very nice Darlingtonia today that went straight in, there are some S. leucophylla plants in there as well as D. rotundifolia, D. anglica, P. vulgaris and some other native plants. I'm hoping it will really pop once spring comes around. I might even try to find some temperate Aldrovanda to put in the aquatic portion?



    Super impressed with the size of these Darlingtonia though, I've got one of them in the pot so that I can easily move it if some terrible cold front comes in or something.



    A look into my modest tropical highland habitat.



    Some exciting (for me) pitcher production.



    U. longifolia getting long



    This sight makes me very happy.



    My germination chamber/Nepenthes day care center is coming along. . .



    And lastly, a couple of cousins. I love the family resemblance.

    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 02-03-2015 at 10:09 PM. Reason: Nomenclature
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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    Is your U. longifolia in a cut down whisky bottle.
    Also I'm interested in how your bog turns out I'm going to build one soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwalker View Post
    Is your U. longifolia in a cut down whisky bottle.
    Also I'm interested in how your bog turns out I'm going to build one soon
    Well... it's not whiskey. It was a hempseed liquor called Purgatory, really interesting booze actually.
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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    That's pretty cool how did u cut it

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    I used a glass bottle cutter, its a pretty simple device, I bet a quick internet search could locate one.
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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    Fascinating successes in a not entirely plant-friendly environment. Good job.
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    damn you, such a good looking collection. esp those Darlingtonia and Cephalotus!!
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 02-03-2015 at 10:41 PM. Reason: Nomenclature

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