Hey everyone! I'm getting back into the hobby and have been growing a D. regia on my office's windowsill. It thrived last summer, went dormant this winter, and was just starting to pick up speed for the spring. I left town for a week and my coworkers forgot to water it, so unfortunately it dried...
Finally got my big raffs back from a friend who was holding them at a greenhouse.
20140906_094316 by Sundrew, on Flickr
20140906_094437 by Sundrew, on Flickr
20140906_094454 by Sundrew, on Flickr
And here's the entire setup:
20140906_094510 by Sundrew, on Flickr
MY GLANDULIFERA IS HERE!!!
Because I have to wait until winter for the LL tank to get into the intermediate range, I stuck it in a terrarium in my cool basement. Temperature should fluctuate from the around 80 during the day to 65 at night..
New terrarium by Sundrew, on Flickr
1. That One Guy-thanks :-)
2. birdybrain - great giveaway, thanks for the chance!
3 ps3isawesome - thanks for supporting poor college students
4. charlie - I couldn't see the prolifera in the first picture
5. Shadow - Thanks
6. Jab91 - awesome giveaway!
7.Gs'Cps - so much good drosera! Whoo!!
Thanks Mat! It wasn't really pretty haha. My old tray setup was not efficient at holding water, so I had to water it several times a week. As school got busy I forgot for weeks at a time, and they just dried up. Lucky I collected a lot of seeds.
So, I have purposely killed my sundews. I plan on making a new terrarium this summer, but for now I couldn't handle their care. It's cool though, I have seeds of almost all of them.
Meanwhile my LL terrarium looks pretty sweet. I just cleaned it up yesterday and took some pics.
Here it is...
A few more pics.
N. x wrigleyana
N. x wrigleyana by Sundrew, on Flickr
Gotta love Nep nectar (N. ventrata)
N. x ventrata by Sundrew, on Flickr
P. gigantea in dormancy.
P. gigantea by Sundrew, on Flickr
Long time no see! Got a new camera for Christmas, and here are the first photos I took with it.
Nepenthes ventrata by Sundrew, on Flickr
Nepenthes ampullaria by Sundrew, on Flickr
Nepenthes rafflesiana by Sundrew, on Flickr...
I like perlite a lot, especially in looser mixes for neps consisting of mostly LFS. Make for chunkier, airier mixes, though there are substitutes. And I've had it in my bog pot this whole summer and haven't had any floating to the surface, though in smaller pots I have seen it happen.