From looking at these pics, this needs an update...
From 8 Jun 11
From today 30 Jul 11 - Must remember to pluck the moss .
One of the Ceph's is starting to color up nicely, that redish one is just at 1". Its getting harder to tell there are 3 of them in there.
The Utricularia pubescens started flowering a while back and they have been in constant bloom since. Its starting to fill in nicely, and you can see my favorite little fern is starting to grow more.
The Drosera capillaris have been flowering for a few months now. You can tell where the light bulb is by looking at the redness of the Drosera, the darker one is right under it with the greener ones off to the sides.
Cool terrarium - thanks for the update - the plants look very happy. The U. pubescens is an interesting addition.
All the best,
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Thought I'd get a few pics of the Utric, they are getting larger "disks" than I've had in the past. The larger ones are just a hair over 1/4".
This is the largest Ceph pitcher so far.
This is a sweet setup RSS!
That looks fantastic! What kind of lighting are you using?
That's a very cool viviarium. Good job!
Looking real good there!
IME, having a set-up like this is nice for a while, but they tend to grow so well sometimes, that they quickly overgrow into a real mess that needs repeated tending. Not that I wasn't able to deal with it, but after a while it got to be a real hassle.
It does give a lot more satisfaction than a bunch of half-thriving plants stuffed on a metal rack, as it is like creating an amazing piece of nature in a crystal box! I hope it does well for you.
I have since gone the route of having a "crystal box of nature", with individual pots of plants. Having live Sphagnum growing over things gives it a "natural landscape" look, but the pots make controlling growth, replacing plants & changing the set-up, a whole lot easier & more in line with the ease I need & time I have to care for them all.
Again, your set-up looks terrific! I hope you have better long-term luck with it & that it gives years of enjoyment. Having something like this is certainly "Living-room" worthy!
(While my one nice "terrarium" does reside in our den, my grow-racks are tucked away in a spare bedroom while most of the other things are outdoors or in the greenhouse.)
Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.
You're getting great results from a single flourescent, holy crap!
Looking SO lovely!