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  1. DroseraLover

    Pinguicula Soil Mix for Houseplant Settings?

    I grow my Mexican pinguicula as houseplants. Usually, they do really well and thrive under my conditions. However, this year I have had a few losses to browning heart disease. My soil mix is peat/silica sand/dolomitic lime added. The ratio of peat/sand is ~40/60 with 1/2 tbsp of dolomitic lime...
  2. DroseraLover

    Top Of Soil Keeps Drying

    I am using the tray method on many of my sundew pots now, but the soil keeps drying. All of the pots have 3+ drainholes and I keep them in 1+ inches of water most of the time. The soil is moist directly underneath any dryness, it is only 1mm or less on the very top that dries out. Would getting...
  3. DroseraLover

    Gibberellic Acid Amounts?

    I have been having trouble getting a form of Drosera burmannii to germinate. I was told to use gibberellic acid on some seeds. I was told to make solution in this amount (100mg of GA with 400mL of H2O). Does that sound good? Does anyone have experience in germinating seed with GA? I would like...
  4. DroseraLover

    Best RO Units?

    I am looking into buying an RO unit. Are Liquagen RO products good? What price range should I look into for a decent unit? What brands do you suggest? Thanks!
  5. DroseraLover

    Light Timers

    I have twelve 40-watt (150w equivalent) CFL bulbs in my growlight setup. They are hooked into dual light fixture sockets that have a rating of handling up to ~850W. I assume this timer is safe for my setup, as it is rated at handling 1875W, but I thought I would ask here before purchasing since...
  6. DroseraLover

    Drosera Lifespan?

    I know some Drosera plants are annuals, but I was curious to hear from longterm CP growers about their longest-lived plants. Anyone have a Drosera that is 10+ years in age?
  7. DroseraLover

    Pinguicula Planifolia Issue

    I have a Pinguicula Planifolia that has suddenly developed an issue where the tips of its leaves are drying out. It still produces mucous elsewhere and has growth from the center of the plant. I grow this plant in a bowl with S. Psittacina and P. Lutea, those plants are healthy and have no such...
  8. DroseraLover

    Need A Large Tray-Planter

    I have been looking for a tray of some kind with dimensions ~48x18x6 inches. Does such a thing exist? I would think it should, considering how many people have greenhouses around the world. I am open to plastic trays of any kind that would be around that size, but I have not found any. Usually...
  9. DroseraLover

    Want to trade plants for: D. Graomogolensis

    I would like to trade for a D. Graomogolensis plant. Please PM me if you have any up for trade. I can offer some small Pings and/or leaf pullings in exchange. Thank you!
  10. DroseraLover

    Fungus Gnat Pest Control

    Fungus gnats help with feeding my carnivorous plants, but their larvae have become a problem in one bowl. Can carnivorous plants handle cinnamon in their soil? I have read that it helps control fungus gnats when added to the soil surface. Yes, I have read about various chemical, bacterial, and...
  11. DroseraLover

    Choosing Growlights

    I am looking to buy some growlights for some of my plants, as their windows do not seem to be providing enough light for them to grow as best as they can. I would like to use compact fluorescent lights. How do you know whether or not lights will provide adequate lighting for plants? Will these...
  12. DroseraLover

    DroseraLover's Growlist

    Cephalotus Cephalotus Follicularis Dionaea Dionaea Muscipula *It has ceased to be! (Dead)* Dionaea Muscipula "Akai Ryu" *It has also ceased to be! (Dead)* Drosera Drosera Adelae Drosera Adelae "Red Giant" Drosera Admirabilis Drosera Aliciae Drosera Binata var. Multifida Drosera Burmannii...
  13. DroseraLover

    Cephalotus Development

    I have a Cephalotus plant that is ~5 years of age. It is really healthy, produces at least one new pitcher every other month, and it is growing. It is still tiny though, and I know these plants are supposed to be slow to develop. How long should it take a healthy Cephalotus plant to reach its...
  14. DroseraLover

    Pollination - How long does it take?

    I recently pollinated three of my Pinguicula. All of these plants are genetically unique, so I am hopeful. How long should it take to notice a change, and what exactly will happen to the flower? What will I notice if the pollination was a success? I am guessing that the flower will shrivel and...
  15. DroseraLover

    Osmocote for Pinguicula?

    I have come across threads in other forums and one old thread in this one with people claiming they use osmocote pellets for their pinguicula plants. Has anyone else had any experience with this? I went ahead and put some with my Pinguicula Moranensis var. Caudata plant since it was once...
  16. DroseraLover

    Awakening Pinguicula?

    I have several varieties of pings that now resemble mutant brussels sprouts. Do any of you have suggestions for awakening them? Would longer photoperiods, increased temperatures, or slightly more water help? I know they are more susceptible to root rot when they are dormant, so I am hesitant to...
  17. DroseraLover

    Short, but wide plant containers?

    I am looking for a circular or square planter that is something like 12'x12'' wide by 4-6'' in height. I would think something like this exists or there may be a specific name for these type of containers.
  18. DroseraLover

    Importing Plants

    So, after numerous internet searches and a couple of phone calls, my understanding is that if I import 12 or less plants that are not endangered or anything, I do not need an import permit. The only thing necessary would be to have a phytosanitary certificate included with the shipment from the...
  19. DroseraLover

    Coconut Fiber (Coir) For Pings?

    Has anyone here used Coconut Coir for Mexican Pinguicula? If so, what were your results?
  20. DroseraLover

    P. Moranensis Color Question

    I was just wondering if anyone who has grown these could give me some information on this. Do all varieties of this plant turn to that reddish/copper tinge when exposed to enough light, or do some stay green?