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  1. Yes, you do have a lot of stuff from just growing one year.

    I have a small greenhouse, about 10' x 6', where I grow mostly VFTs. It's kinda like a hothouse during the summer, because it really heats up. It's kinda like a cold house in the winter because it stays just above 40F during snow storms.

    I just have a bunch of fish tanks filled with plants in the living room... it seems to work for neps especially.

    The orchid show was a blast. I got a N. mikei, a filipino ground orchid, and 2 hoyas. I also visited a nursery called "Cistus" and picked up a grevillea, a bottlebrush, and 2 kinds of magnolias. All the plants from Cistus are cold hardy in OREGON IN PARTICULAR... even though many of them are from tropical climates!

    The grevillea is spectacular... it's related to proteas, a genus I'm fascinated with. I chose one because it can grow outside in our yard, and it looks kinda like a pincushion protea. Here's a pic off the web:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...aB702_0237.jpg

    It's a good thing that we're zone 8.
  2. Nice. I just counted and I have over 51 different CP's pretty cool. not bad for less than one year of being into em. I see your list is very long how do you keep em all happy? do you have green houses or hot houses and cold houses. I have had pretty good luck growing HL and LL neps together and to get pitchering. I am going to try to get em outside for most of the year but I dont want to kill any off. Do you grow outside alot?
  3. Ultricularia
    1. Utric. sandersonii (typical and blue forms)
    2. Utric. nephrophylla
    3. Utric. subulata
    4. Utric. graminifolia
    5. Utric. lividia

    Got em from
    1. Trade with RSS
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    3. Trade with RSS
    4. Trade with RSS
    5. Phil Long, TX
  4. Nice Lowii in that pic.

    Ok, so you want to know how to grow utrics? Very simple - They'll do excellently in a terrarium. I've got about 5 flower spikes coming of my longifolias, and they're in a terrarium.

    I assume you have the typical florescent tubes you get from HD... two fixtures containing 2 tubes each are ideal.

    Media... you're using 1/2 peat, 1/2 sand, correct? You can throw in some cedar mulch from a local store like Lowes or HD. Look for big bags of it. Don't buy it if it looks dirty.

    They don't care too much about humidity, just try not to make any sudden changes, like from a 90% RH to 15% RH.

    Keep them waterlogged, but it's fine if they dry out a bit. Just never let them go bone dry. Cycles of wet and dry help induce flowering. Same with temps. Warm (8oF+) to cool (5oF-6oF) cycles can cause flowering.

    My U. nelumbifolia is sending out a spike for the first time. It's because of the water level cycles.

    Btw, what kinds of utrics do you have? I'm going to be at the Portland Orchid Show tomorrow!

    Good luck.
  5. Hey,
    I was wondering about something. I have accumulated now 5 types of Utric. I do not know how to grow them very well. will they be ok in a terrarium? I have seen a lot of growth on the ones I have now but I am also worried about them becoming grown together and such for plant ID reasons. How do you grow em?
  6. Haha. I didn't think to check here, but I was gonna say... I've found a link about U. uniflora... it can survive temps below zero: http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index...93&hl=uniflora

    That could definately live out here. I had no clue there were hardy terrestrials like that.
    I actually have some, but I don't believe it is the REAL deal. Other plants I got from the same grower were mislabled. But it could be...

    A trade next week eh? Sounds great if you have nephrophylla spares. Thanks for the offer of Byblis seeds, but I think I'd rather stock up on utrics cause I suck at growing byblis, especially germinating them.
  7. I'm actually getting ready to go to college! I'm hoping Texas A&M....

    Its cool that you have byblis. My neighbor killed all of them while I was off camping in Prineville.

    There are few things that grow outside for me. Capensis, binata, filiformis, unprotected VFTs, and all utrics (except U. gibba and U. vulgaris) die. I'm sure some of the other aquatics would survive too, just no terrestrials.

    Also, beware ofthe multiple freezes; I've lost S. purpurea, about 3 darlingtonia, and over 20 flytraps that way. They would have survived but the second and third severe freezes destroyed them. All sarrs will survive unprotected if they're planted into the ground, like in a bog.

    Hopefully you'll have more luck than me.
  8. well keep me in mind. especially if you have to get rid of surplus. I really like pings. you moving outta state? or to a new house in town? I just planted some B. linflora and some D. burmanni. I am wondering if I can grow capensis and intermedia outdoors here in oregon? Ive heard they can take cold like VFT's. not as well as Sarrs or Darlingtonia. I am currently growing my ultrics next to my pings. I dont know if utrics like it as warm. Can you grow them outside in oregon too?
  9. You're right, it is a long drive. I do have lotsa spare of some unusual ones, like P. leo song 5935 and P. "sierra mazatecas". Since I'm moving in like 6 months I'm gonna have to get rid of a lot of stuff - all my spares at least.
  10. I like Orchids I will put up pics of em later. I love pings though. Anything you have leaf pulling that have rooted. hehe. I live to far south for a casual drive up. Maybe if it was a huge CP show id make the 4 hr trip up your way. I used to live in Portland and I shoot myself in the foot now that I know how much plant things go on there.
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