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    Plants often make phyllodes as a last resort to...

    Plants often make phyllodes as a last resort to try and keep photosynthesis going with minimum energy output, the plant needs to make more energy than it expends. However, it looks like it is a...
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    OOOerr it does look a bit poorly doesn't it, I...

    OOOerr it does look a bit poorly doesn't it, I would endorse what Andrew has said and suggest that maybe the water level should be kept about 1-2"rather than any deeper as that stops oxygen to the...
  3. Maroon is a S. X chesonii which is a purpurea x...

    Maroon is a S. X chesonii which is a purpurea x rubra hybrid and it will need a little water in the pitchers to help the absorption of nutrients, but not filled as they will fall over. A useful...
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    In my mini bogs I drill three hoes, at low,...

    In my mini bogs I drill three hoes, at low, medium and high (say 2” from the top) levels about 3 mm or so and plugged with pieces of wooden skewers, so you can adjust your water levels to suit the...
  5. Purpurea var purpurea will be fine but the ssp...

    Purpurea var purpurea will be fine but the ssp venosa tend to be less cold tollerant I have found over here in the U.K., you may need to provide protection to those.

    Cheers
    Steve
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    As the air is 0-6C it will be relatively dry and...

    As the air is 0-6C it will be relatively dry and air movement over the plant will cause some water transfer from the plant to the air, if the roots don't replace that lost water then yes it is...
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    They will be fine together for a while, are you...

    They will be fine together for a while, are you intending to keep the Capensis growing or give it dormancy for the VFT? If so they will be fine till dormancy, and you can separate them in spring.
    As...
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    Birds love Sphagnum, particularly during nesting...

    Birds love Sphagnum, particularly during nesting periods but also seem to pull it up for no aparant reason during other times of the year, often taking seedlings nags and small plans with it.
    Cheers...
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    Hi CarnivorSaga The single quotation marks...

    Hi CarnivorSaga
    The single quotation marks indicate a cultivar status. However there is no cultivar registered with ICPS under that name, although there are a number of sellers, selling it as CV...
  10. I have seen on some forum, some time ago that...

    I have seen on some forum, some time ago that someone had a windowsill purpurea that had survived indoors for ten years, in London UK, but no conditions were given, it could be it got cold during...
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    You can use the planter if you wish but I dont...

    You can use the planter if you wish but I dont think you will accrue too much gain from it, you can achieve the same effect with a cheaper planter with no holes and put some upturned pots in the...
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    Any idea what you are growing yet? Cheers Steve

    Any idea what you are growing yet?
    Cheers
    Steve
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    No holes is generally a bad idea for the plants...

    No holes is generally a bad idea for the plants in containers. Daft as it sounds for bog plants, many are killed by too high a water level for too long either blocking oxygen from getting to the...
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    I suspect the water weight is pushing the...

    I suspect the water weight is pushing the silicone out but if you have enough plastic from cutting the sides down to cover the hole and it is stiff enough, take a large piece, far bigger than the...
  15. Thread: Flowers?

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    The plants are not dormant as they should be,...

    The plants are not dormant as they should be, these sound like they should be next springs flowers, bought on early, what are your indoor temperatures and conditions?
    Cheers
    Steve
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    Doesnt seem to fit with the Dixie Laces I have ...

    Doesnt seem to fit with the Dixie Laces I have

    Cheers
    Steve
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    A rat with a discerning pallet.

    A rat with a discerning pallet.
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    Anaerobic conditions cause smells, does it smell...

    Anaerobic conditions cause smells, does it smell eggy? if your media is under water for long periods and is breaking down the gas produced can displace the soil borne oxygen that the roots need. Also...
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    Unfortunately you can do no more than what you...

    Unfortunately you can do no more than what you are doing, I wish you the best of luck
    Steve
  20. it very much depends on how much water you need...

    it very much depends on how much water you need the unit to make. Oh and the gallonage they quote produced per day or hour, is under their ideal conditions of pressure as you would expect, so unless...
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    It ionises water over plates and apart from...

    It ionises water over plates and apart from removing chlorine via a carbon filter, raises the PH level potentially up to 11, which in itself is not good for carnivorous plants as they enjoy acidic...
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    I Know how he feels!

    I Know how he feels!
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    Stress often causes them to loose the dew, as...

    Stress often causes them to loose the dew, as does high temperatures. It could be that the relatively sudden shock of bright shade to full sun has set them back.

    Cheers
    Steve
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    As they are inside the pitchers, why not fill...

    As they are inside the pitchers, why not fill them with water, kill two birds with one stone, as it were. Get rid of the pest and have a free meal, after all you cant guarantee that when the maggots...
  25. I have no knowledge of the winter hardy form from...

    I have no knowledge of the winter hardy form from ISCPS, however all the binata forms I have, get frozen every year in our UK winters in outside bogs. They generally come back from the roots fairly...
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