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    Lovely photograph, it certainly lives up to its...

    Lovely photograph, it certainly lives up to its latin name too.

    Andrew
  2. Thread: Pictures

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    How old is the N. aristolochides (cant be...

    How old is the N. aristolochides (cant be bothered to make sure I spelled it right) is it a recent addition to the collection? What are the ages of the plants in the first photograph? All the others...
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    I love the coloration of your hybrid Arie, the...

    I love the coloration of your hybrid Arie, the contrast between the green and red is very attractive.

    Andrew
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    The lighting is sufficent, but I was wondering...

    The lighting is sufficent, but I was wondering more about nitrogen and phosphorous supplements. Since you say they don't need them I'll just let them continue on. There aren't many soil critters...
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    My ventricosa cuttings generally send up basal...

    My ventricosa cuttings generally send up basal shoots after a few months. If the cutting wasn't the terminal but the mainstem dies back and a basal shoot becomes dominant, but even then there's still...
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    I've got several species of sundew started and...

    I've got several species of sundew started and I'd like to know if I need to feed them to give them the nutrients to keep them healthy. I generally keep them in plastic bags until they're a...
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    I wonder how many Wal-mart neps survive even a...

    I wonder how many Wal-mart neps survive even a few months. Its like selling Darlingtonia and you know people are going to try and grow them inside and wonder why the things die of heatstroke.

    Oh...
  8. Thread: N. xiphiodes

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    what is the farenheit scale based on anyway?...

    what is the farenheit scale based on anyway? Noone seems to know....

    Andrew
  9. Thread: White spots!

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    You could *try*. Or get a systemic insecticide...

    You could *try*. Or get a systemic insecticide and kill them off that way. Or maybe submerge the plant in water for several hours and they might come off. Capensis is tough so you probably won't kill...
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    I'd have to side with the N. lowii faction...

    I'd have to side with the N. lowii faction http://www.petflytrap.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

    Andrew
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    S. purpurea is very easy and tough, but it likes...

    S. purpurea is very easy and tough, but it likes a cold dormancy period in the winter. Mine live outside year round and flower every year. Probably growing them like a VFT would work, but maybe the...
  12. Thread: Not so good

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    Sounds like shock, Nepenthes don't like changes...

    Sounds like shock, Nepenthes don't like changes in enviroment and they generally loose pitchers and slow down growth for a while. N. ventricosa is pretty tough so I wouldn't worry too much about it....
  13. Thread: N. lowii

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    Very pretty. Though it might have more difficulty...

    Very pretty. Though it might have more difficulty trapping insects then the normal type http://www.petflytrap.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

    Andrew
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    I live in Ireland and I have a Nepenthes that is...

    I live in Ireland and I have a Nepenthes that is N. X ventrata or N. ventricosa and its currently pitchering well even though its the middle of winter. The pitchers don't retain the fluid for very...
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    Hmm interesting information here, I personally...

    Hmm interesting information here, I personally prefer the red flush but even the typical one looks very nice. I'm putting together a highland terrarium to start into gorwing highland neps again and I...
  16. Thread: D. gigantea

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    More conflicting culture information! Well at...

    More conflicting culture information! Well at least someone seems to believe in the pure peat approach.

    Andrew
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    I've been looking at pictures of N.hamata and I'm...

    I've been looking at pictures of N.hamata and I'm wondering if there are different forms of this species, take a look at these two pictures:
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    Yeah, thats a species on my list when I order...

    Yeah, thats a species on my list when I order from Andreas wistuba later this year. I didn't know the lower pitchers were so interesting, does anyone know the function of the lid protrubences, are...
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    D. capensis should self fertilise itself when the...

    D. capensis should self fertilise itself when the flowers close up. I can't think why you're not getting any seed, you could have managed to end up with a mutant that is genetically incapable of...
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    So what is the D. binata complex related to? I...

    So what is the D. binata complex related to? I was under the impression that most of the Australian sundew species were either tuberous or pygmies and I was just wondering where D. binata fits in....
  21. Thread: D. gigantea

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    Just a little update: The first seedling has...

    Just a little update:

    The first seedling has been growing reasonably fast and now has 4 carniverous leaves with another forming, I also noticed this week a second seedling germinating. They're...
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    I have the Irish form of D.rotundifolia growing...

    I have the Irish form of D.rotundifolia growing outside here in Ireland, the seed will even germinate right after the seed ripens in the autumn, the flower stack falls over and the seed germinates in...
  23. Thread: Cape sundews

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    D. capensis are self fertile aren't they? The...

    D. capensis are self fertile aren't they? The flowers pliinate themselves when they close up after flowering, so I'm sure you will have viable seed even if there were no pollinators around. I just...
  24. Thread: Cape sundews

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    Hmm, I had some seed grown capensis that most...

    Hmm, I had some seed grown capensis that most were red but some were all white except for the flowers which were typical, if maybe a tad darker then the type form.

    They're very easy to flower and...
  25. Thread: Cape sundews

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    Don't cape sundews - D.capensis - have pink...

    Don't cape sundews - D.capensis - have pink flowers?

    Andrew
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