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  1. N

    Aqueous smoke water

    Are there good source of aqueous smoke water for seed germination in the US? There are some products in South Africa, and Australia. There are pretty good evidences that aqueous smoke water can break seed dormancy, and Karrikinolide (KAR1) is likely to be the active component. I know some...
  2. fredg

    Drosera slackii

    My renewed interest in these Drosera is down to corky. Blame him Drosera slackii a plant I grew for many many years until the winter 2010-11 finished them off. I don't suppose they're not too used to 0F (-18C) in their home in South Africa.
  3. Shadowtski

    Shadowtski's Grow List

    Mike's Grow List and Wish List 06/03/2017 Extra 2016 Seed for Trade or Giveaway Byblis liniflora (Limited Quantity) Drosera aliciae (Limited Quantity) Drosera binata "Coromandel NZ" (Small Red T Form) Drosera burmannii "Green" Drosera capensis "Alba" Drosera capensis "Giant" x Self Drosera...
  4. Not a Number

    *PAID* Drosera slackii #2 (SoCalPing $16)

    Drosera slackii #2 - Robert Gibson called the plant "A Living Jewell from South Africa" This South African rosetted sundew is distinctive for it's guitar shaped leaves with co**** red hairs on the the undersides. While this plant is rather easy to grow it is difficult to find the conditions...
  5. thez_yo

    Another Hike: The trail to Mt. San Miguel

    My hiking buddy and I went out for another hike - this time just east of San Diego proper. We weren't really sure where we were going or how to get there, but you know, drive away from the Ocean and don't hit MX and call it good :jester: We got to the end of the road right next to a small...
  6. Not a Number

    *PAID* n Drosera slackii (NancyM $20)

    Drosera slackii - Robert Gibson called the plant "A Living Jewell from South Africa" This South African rosetted sundew is distinctive for it's guitar shaped leaves with co**** red hairs on the the undersides. While this plant is rather easy to grow it is difficult to find the conditions in...
  7. Brolloks

    Roridula Seeds

    Hi everyone, I know this might be a long shot but I hope that someone can assist me. I stay in South Africa and I have been growing various CP's for a few years now. There are still many on my "want-list" and one of those is Roridula. Do any of you know where I might purchase Roridula seeds? I...
  8. Cthulhu138

    NECPS Bog Rebuild

    The NECPS finally decided to take some action on our very overgrown bog at the Roger Williams Botanical Center in Providence RI. Here is the bog before the demo. It was extremely overgrown with grasses, sedges, ferns, oxalis and many other various weeds. Plants had just been stuck in there...
  9. rakovsky

    Sundews that do well with almost no water and don't care about humidity

    The Cape Sundew lives in arid South Africa, and I heard that it can go long spells without watering. Drosera Binata, the fork-leaved Sundew, supposedly can survive long spells without watering too. I have heard that D. Brevifola does OK under those conditions too. So what are the Sundews that...
  10. R

    LF: Southern D. rotundifolia seeds or plants

    I am looking to obtain some seeds (or plants if seeds are unavailable) of Drosera rotundifolia from the Southern states to grow outdoors here in zone 7. Below are seeds that I can offer in return: Drosera: intermedia "Carolina Giant" (Harvested 9-1-2015) tokaiensis indica Green filiformis...
  11. J

    Long time lurker from PA

    So I joined this forum over a year ago and never really participated much. However, I've learned alot from the great community here and am hoping to share the little knowledge I have and gain some more! I'm currently in college (Penn State) and spending the summer at my parents farm before...
  12. AnIsleAteHer

    Dioscroea elephantipes - anyone growing?

    Just bought my first plant on ebay. Im really excited to see this slow grower develop over the years! Native to South Africa, this species can get over 10 feet wide! WOW! :-O Here is my specimen: Mature plants:
  13. Not a Number

    Drosera slackii (jcal $30)

    Drosera slackii This sundew has been called "a living jewel from South Africa" by Robert Gibson. While no more difficult to grow than most other South African evergreen Drosera getting to conditions right in order for the plants to flower has been a challenge for me. That and getting nice fat...
  14. ps3isawesome

    Would you go see Carnivorous plants in the wild?

    I saw this link from a monthly news letter titled "CP Expedition". I feel like I just discovered a This are organized trips in the US and overseas to see Cps in the wild!! Cray Cray, I actually want to visit South Africa this summer, maybe I can squeeze that part of my trip in there. Too...
  15. R

    Begonias from seed: Begonia dregei

    I thought it would be useful to start a thread about growing Begonias from seed, and Begonia dregei, in particular, for a couple reasons. Begonia seeds are tiny, and I think a lot of people assume they are near impossible to grow successfully. Begonia dregei is a really fun Begonia, and one of...
  16. S

    Interesting note on pollinators of Drosera Cistiflora

    Hello Everyone! So I had been reading an excellent book called _Carnivorous Plants of the Western Cape South Africa 2009_ and noticed something very peculiar and wanted to share it :-D. It points out the fact that Drosera Cistifloras natural pollinators are monkey bettles (fuzzy little things)...
  17. O

    hello from sa

    Hi all, I'm new to this forum, and from warm south Africa. I joined because I thought I could learn more about these amazing plants. I only have a noir nepenthes and a dionaea. I am more a orchid grower and you will see me in the orchid section more often.
  18. SubRosa

    Dactylopsis digitata

    The incident of having a couple of common Jade Plants survive outside last winter just outside Philadelphia got me interested in succulents, and a short while later I discovered this plant. It's very rare in the US, but fortunately my interest coincided with a seed order from South Africa where...
  19. Brolloks

    Increasing CP collection

    Hi Everyone I know this is a long shot but does anyone know of any CP nurseries or anyone selling CP's in South Africa? You get the odd CP here and there in some of the plant nurseries but they are always D. capensis typical, unknown Dionaea, and S. minor. They never seem to cater for...
  20. Brolloks

    All Green goddess

    Hi, Recently added Dionaea to my CP collection. This is a clone from South Africa called All Green Goddess. enjoy
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