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    Hi From New Zealand

    Hi everyone
    I have been reading through a few threads on here and have already learned tonnes.
    This is a great forum

    Im a real newby and am very good at killing carnivorous plants.
    The highlight of my life as a carniverous plant addict was visiting and climbing Mt Kinabalu

    So far I have not killed these plants: (my collection consists of plants Im going to kill and plants I have already killed)

    Darlingtonia
    Cepholotus (its flowering!, Does that mean it will die soon?)
    Nepenthes alata (god knows how I will keep that alive through the winter)
    various unidentified Sarracenia
    Drosera capensis (all seedlings I killed the parent)
    Drosera alicae ( 1 seedling See above)
    drosera stenopeta
    arctuarii
    intermedia
    anglica
    binata
    Pinquicularia grandiflora
    Venus fly trap

    Any way I joined this forum to learn how to kill the plants more slowly
    Last edited by Kinabalufan; 01-25-2008 at 11:50 AM. Reason: add to grow list

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    Im a real newby and am very good at killing carnivorous plants.
    A very generous member here (transaction on another forum though) hooked me up with a LOT of plants of quite the variety when I first started. I killed all of them in under 4 months. Made me realize why I love neps so much...they're easy! (for me)

    I'M SO JEALOUS you got to go to nep habitat and especially climb Kinabalu. I'm really into hiking/climbing as well as neps, so that's a dream I one day hope to realize.

    I don't think your ceph will die because it's flowering. Someone may correct me on this though. I only grow neps!
    As for the alata, can you bring it inside and put it in a windowsill? If its true alata, it can take decently low temps. If its ventrata, a nuclear bomb wouldn't kill it.
    I've certainly killed my share of stuff (ESPECIALLY Drosera).

    Any way I joined this forum to learn how to kill the plants more slowly
    hahaha. Welcome to TF
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    Hi Kinabalufan, welcome to forum

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    When I stumbled onto the discussion forums my motivation was to keep the plants alive for more that 3 months! I have some that are now 3 YEARS old. but I still kill some plants... It's a learning curve we all go through. Some don't get through it and give up.

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    Welcome!

    I think that we've all killed plants at one time or another; it's all part of the learning experience.

    I compare all the killed plants against all the rescued sickly plants from local grocery and department stores. THINK POSITIVE!!
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    Welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinabalufan View Post
    The highlight of my life as a carniverous plant addict was visiting and climbing Mt Kinabalu
    I am jealous. I bet it was fantastic. Did you take many (any) pictures? I'm sure more than Phission and I would be delighted to see them!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinabalufan View Post
    Any way I joined this forum to learn how to kill the plants more slowly
    Heh. It's all about perspective, isn't it?
    "The tragedy of life is not that every man loses; but that he almost wins."

    "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

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    Welcome to TF!
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    Welcome!!! I visited New Zealand a while back... I loved the place. I see you have a
    D. Arcturi. Do you have any advice about growing that species?

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