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    Or should it be genliseae? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I am planning on bringing a G. Hispidula or Violancea into work where there is very low humidity. My plan is to put it in a glass container that is nearly full with rainwater and LFS.

    What type of mix would you recommend for either of these plants?

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    That sounds good. If you keep the LFS flooded with water, it will keep the genlisea happy and humid. 100% peat moss works well also.
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    Thanks, that's good to know.

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    I have used just about every media with Genlisea. Peat:sand works well and oddly enough straight sand seems to be very good for hispidula. I recommend fluxuating the water level with time, it seem to make the plants happier
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    I ended up going with a g. hispidula in mostly peat/sand mix. I also have a top layer of just coarse sand which makes the display look better. It looked lost in the LFS and the peat kept covering the leaves when I would water.

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    Dave,

    You are actually correct, the latin plural for this species is indeed genlisiae although the usage is not common. You must be sure not to capitalize with this usage: e.g.

    "What medium do you grow genlisiae in?"

    or alternatively

    "What medium do you grow Genlisea species in?"

    The latter case is always capitalized.
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    Thanks for the explanation. There was a thread about the pronounciation of "genlisea" and if it is the Latin way with a hard "G" or with a soft "G". I usually hear it pronounced as
    jen-lis-e-a.

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    I still stick to my guns that Latin was a written not a spoken language, unless you were a lawyer or debated in the Public Forums.

    Here is my take on it: generate = jen-er-ate, gentle=jen-tel
    ergo Genilsea = Jen-lisea Q.E.D. (quo ergo demonstratum)



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