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    These photos are gorgeous. I'm currently trying to grow some D. peltata ssp. auriculata seeds, but only one has sprouted and it's not doing too much. I'd really like to grow some tuberous species, but perhaps I'd have better success with established plants. Do tubers tend to become available as winter progresses? I know one US vendor currently has one species, but the price seems a bit high (or is that typical?).

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    Tubers are a much better route initially. Except for the pink flowered D. peltata which is kind of a weed and fairly easy as long as the seed are fresh. Most of the rest are difficult to germinate and take years before the tubers are large enough to produce a decent size plant during the growing season.

    Usually you will find tubers available only during their dormant season. It is really the best time to unpot, divide, ship, etc. When the tubers are in active growth they are easily damaged and damage or disturbing them may stop them from forming tubers that season. Which as you can figure.. no tubers= no plant next year.

    As for price? I dunno which vendor or which species. They can be a little expensive I guess for some species. They can be slow to propagate for some species that are reluctant to produce more than a single tuber each year. Others not too bad once you have some mature plants that will produce an extra tuber or two each season.
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    You guys have motivated me to snap a few more..





    D. lowriei 'Giant'



    D. menziesii ssp. menziesii


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    Gah! So awesome!

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    Starting to get nervous that my other 8 tuberous pots aren't showing growth yet.

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    Wow, so many nice dews. I need to acquire the patience for the seasonal growers. So far I've been lucky to have my pygmies grow as long as they have, oddly enough.
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    Thanks for the info, Tony. I guess I'll be on the lookout next season.
    Mass - beautiful plants and photos!

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    Couple updates
    D. macrophylla ssp. monantha in flower now from page 5


    And a really pale D. stolonifera type wondering where the sun has been this Fall..
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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