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    Any tips on corkscrew plants?

    The Savage Garden was not very specific on these plants, but I am very interested. Does anybody have some tips on growing these? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    like terrestrial utrics, wet peat works fine......they tend to be easy to care for....the only one that gave me some fits was filliformis but once i warmed it up it flowered for me....
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    How hot? Should I put it in a terra? Does it go dormant?
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    Your main problem will be finding Genlisea... they aren't the plants that are really in demand right now.

    Media: I have used pure peat and a sand and peat mix. They are not fussy.

    Light: Give them as much as you can.

    Dormancy: None. They are tropical plants. (60-80 F is a good rule.)

    Terrariums: Go ahead, but I have seen them rot in very high humidity.

    Pots: Anything goes.

    Watering: Lightly moist... waterlogging the media is something I don't recommend.

    Other Tidbits: Plants die back from time to time... do not discard, because they will often grow back from the underground traps. Whenever I transplant, my Genlisea die back and briefly regrow.

    There is a section for Utricularia, Aldrovanda and Genlisea. Please post any other Genlisea related inquiries there.
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    Or have this thread moved and continue to ask questions in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clue View Post
    Your main problem will be finding Genlisea... they aren't the plants that are really in demand right now.

    Media: I have used pure peat and a sand and peat mix. They are not fussy.

    Light: Give them as much as you can.

    Dormancy: None. They are tropical plants. (60-80 F is a good rule.)

    Terrariums: Go ahead, but I have seen them rot in very high humidity.

    Pots: Anything goes.

    Watering: Lightly moist... waterlogging the media is something I don't recommend.

    Other Tidbits: Plants die back from time to time... do not discard, because they will often grow back from the underground traps. Whenever I transplant, my Genlisea die back and briefly regrow.

    There is a section for Utricularia, Aldrovanda and Genlisea. Please post any other Genlisea related inquiries there.
    in my experience its pretty simple to find the more common ones.....post a query on the trade forum and you will prolly find one.....

    also in my experience they do just fine waterlogged.......
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    Rot?! I can't imagine my G. hispidula rotting unless it was already damaged in some way (like by heat, anaerobic/screwed up soil).

    Chomp - I've been growing my G. hispidula in a lowland nepenthes terrarium for 4 years. The humidity is over 80%.

    Often I flood my plants, and they remain completely submerged for a couple days. This encourages flowering along with bright light and tbs in the 70s.

    Have you guys ever seen photos of these in the wild?... ...

    http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index...7715&hl=africa

    Granted I've only had two species, I recommend growing them in a mix of peat, sand, and perlite. Using LFS sometimes causes them to get shaded (the sphag grows over them).

    Quote Originally Posted by Clue View Post
    Your main problem will be finding Genlisea... they aren't the plants that are really in demand right now.

    Media: I have used pure peat and a sand and peat mix. They are not fussy.

    Light: Give them as much as you can.

    Dormancy: None. They are tropical plants. (60-80 F is a good rule.)

    Terrariums: Go ahead, but I have seen them rot in very high humidity.

    Pots: Anything goes.

    Watering: Lightly moist... waterlogging the media is something I don't recommend.

    Other Tidbits: Plants die back from time to time... do not discard, because they will often grow back from the underground traps. Whenever I transplant, my Genlisea die back and briefly regrow.

    There is a section for Utricularia, Aldrovanda and Genlisea. Please post any other Genlisea related inquiries there.

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