i would reccomend you get some tropical species~!
Well... Status update:
The Dionaea was discarded today... Dried down to the underground stem... Judging from the lack of, well, any roots, I'd say it had just been recently passed to the ground from a petri dish...
I just realizad that no one seems to know what in the world "peat moss" is... For example:
Left: the Dionaea and Binata's substrate... Rigth: a part of what they say in the garden store is "peat moss"...
I'll have to order it online with some perlite...
Now, as for the survivor:
Small... Very small, but at least it's green...
Last nigth it rained... I collected about half a litre... Apparently tonigth's gonna rain again... I'll place more buckets...
that is much to dry ,the stuff it came in is peat moss,the stuff on the right is compost and will kill your plants
I hate bugs. Carnivorous plants get me.
Yikes, hopefully it will recover. The media it's in looks like it could be too compacted IMO and definitely needs to be wetter. That being said the stuff on the right looks really dark if it is dry.
Are the pots allowed to drain?
Is there any source around you for bottled RO or distilled water? While not free like rain water it would be easier and less dependent on the weather.
Also, is there still a noticeable growing point?
I just watered... And I knew there was something funny about that substrate ¬¬
I'm checking prices for the perlite and actual peat moss... Repoting will have to wait a bit more...
its called pubes del toro im told peat moss take a long time to get wet you have to soak it not just poor water on it
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La turba de musgo
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La turba de musgo you have to soak the peat moss before using it
Ok... If it's like the Dionaea's was, then it's compact...
Originally Posted by jpappy789
Drain, yes, I punched holes in the bottom of the cup...
As for the water, well, not really... RO cannot beguarrantied not to have pollutants 'cuz RO is normally treated with disinfectants, and the closest thing to distilled is ironing water (apparently, it's demineralized, but I don't know to what degree)... The only other source it's my school's lab... I'll see how much I can "borrow" in this week... It's not 'cuz it's free... It's just hard to come by...
You've recieved some good advice so Ill leave it at that.
If your binata doesn't make it id suggest trying some Mexican Pinguicula. These could be kept outside year round at your home or inside on a windowsill. Their watering schedule is perfect with your climate as you are in Mexico, so rainwater could be used with no need to buy RO or distilled. Some of the easier species are P. moranensis, P. gigantea, P. agnata etc, but I find most very simple. All of the bigger species are especially easy.
Here is some great info on them:
Been watering, today there has been a lot of sun... He has been enjoying it all day long...
I noticed that the little growing bud is growing... About 2 mm since I brougth it here... I just ordered peat moss and perlite online (from someone who sells CP and thet I assume, knows what's this about)...
I'll buy the bigger pot when I have the substrates...
If it all goes all rigth maybe I'll buy another one... But that's a big "IF"...
Thanks 2 everyone for their help!