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    Hi guys and gals, I've recently aquired U. reinformis 'giant' form and would like to know if any of your Utric gods would like to share any vital information or tips!

    Thanks!

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    One tip - let me know when you have a start to trade [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Lol Peter......ummm NOT for a while! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Hey Dustin How are your plants. I forgot to bring mine in this winter. have to start over this spring.

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    I am far from being an expert in Utricularia, but here is a link I've found useful

    Utricularia endresii and asplundii

    I am following few on these statements with my plants (received last fall) and they are doing great. All mine are in pure LFS, and are not standing in water, but the mosses is humid. They are propagating easily with distilled water via leaf cuttings.

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    Hey Gasman, gotta keep them plants warm, specially with this past winter temperatures!

    Tom, thanks for the link. As for the soil media and such, my U. reinformis is in peat and sand mix with 1 really large and thick/glossy waterlily like leaf pad. Tony did show me some of the underground traps and stolons just to show me the undergroudn developement in the "typical" carnivorous plant soil mix. I think i may transplant it to a living moss based media when it needs to be repotted.

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    Reniformis doesn't need the "pure" epiphytic conditions that are suggested for asplundii and endresii. I believe that it grows in general detritus on the ground in the wild. It will grow quite happily in a wide range of mixtures. I use a mix of live moss, peat and branded orchid compost in about equal parts, with a handful of sand and perlite thrown in (try and imagine "loose forest floor" and then do your best [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] ). Mine is in a 10" round waterlilly basket.

    It can take minimums of 40F, but loses its leaves under about 50F, when it should be kept drier. There is no summer dormancy. When in full growth it could be stood in water, but I find the fleshy stolons can be prone to rot and prefer to water it overhead once a day, the same as all the other "epiphytes" I have. It wants good light, but not too much in the way of direct summer sun.

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    Hi Rob, Thank you for the great advice! When I transplant it I'll probably use an orchid mix, mostly of sphagnum, peat moss, and some perlite and orchid bark. Um how do you know when its time for dormancy? Thanks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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