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  1. M

    Nepenthes & hydroponics: Preliminary results.

    I've been experimenting with growing Nepenthes hydroponically since March 2015, so for about a year and a half now. I'd like to share my results in this thread, and then give some details about my method. Thanks to TF member knuckles for sharing with me his experiences growing Nepenthes...
  2. curtisconners

    The photo thread of curtisconners

    I decided to finally start a photo thread, now that I know how to post photos. I don't know how many updates this will be getting, but as of right now, enjoy. Here's what I won at the NASC auction. S. [(purpurea x rubra) x self] x judith hindle S. leucophylla "tarnok" A typical VFT...
  3. A

    *PAID* Bonsai Book (Dalton $6)

    1) Opening bid amount $4.00 2) Bonsai book in very good (used) condition - hardcover. This is a classic book, a mix of art and science, information is presented beautifully and with many photos. Notice the ribbon bound bookmark, that's quality! 3) $2.50 shipping for USA, international pays any...
  4. R

    Hello from Ohio

    Hi Everyone, I am fairly new to the CP world but have been growing bonsai trees, orchids, air plants, and miniature gardens for approximately 8 years. I am currently growing Heliamphora, Nepenthes, Pinguicula, Utricularia, Drosera, and Cephalotus plants. I think it is safe to say that I am...
  5. M

    Hello from Belgium : )

    My name is Morgane, I'm 23 and I started growing carnivorous (and other) plants since last August. I already liked plants before, but the fact that I lived in a north oriented student room with a tiny window kept me from growing anything else than a bonsai. Now I live in a south-west oriented...
  6. farmertom

    Seed set up

    Here's the modest set up I put together for a batch of highland seeds- never tried Nep seeds before, but a windfall literally put some in my lap at the SF conservatory of flowers a few months ago (I contacted the head of the bacps to alert the grower :) the light is a cheap LED on a 16 hour...
  7. Flip_Side_the_Pint

    Anyone using lava sand instead of silica sand?

    A friend who grows bonsai gave me a small bag of red lava sand. Its basically like crushed up lava rocks like one would use in a nep mix. Has anyone tried using this instead of silica sand or in combination with, for their ceph mix?
  8. chibae

    Unhappy Bellii

    Hi all. My LL tank houses the following neps; ampullari, LL form of truncata, bellii x aristolochioides and pure bellii. All are doing well except the bellii. It is growing slowly, and not showing the vigor of the other plants.. I have tried various degrees of shade, repotting, foliar...
  9. A

    Sapodilla Fruit Seeds (Manilkara zapota) *Tastes Like Brown Sugar!* (hcarlton $11)

    Up for bid are 14 Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) Seeds! These were harvested this week and are ready to ship! They can be planted now but will store for several months (possibly years) with no ill effect. The fruit is delicious, and tastes like Brown Sugar. It can be eaten like a custard...
  10. R

    Begonia luxurians seeds giveaway

    I have a Begonia luxurians plant which is about 12 feet tall and produces tons of seeds. So I have more seeds than I can easily deal with. I gave a huge number to the American Begonia Society Seed fund. These are mainly seeds that were harvested after that point. Here's the deal. Since...
  11. thez_yo

    Winter garden work

    Well, the plants seem finally settled in for the 'winter' here in San Diego, and it's even been 60F by day/40F by night the past few days. Usually the coldest week of the year is the one between Christmas and New Years. With it brings tidying up the plants, and thinking about spring. I've...
  12. SubRosa

    Winter is Coming......

    And like most plant folks who live where the snow flies, one of the major limits on what I keep is lighted space. My house doesn't have much window space, and some of what's there is reserved for cats. I have a few set ups with artificial lighting, but still run out of space every winter...
  13. CorneliusSchrute

    Man seeking U. Inflata

    If you have any excess U. Inflata I am interested. I have several Sarrs to potentially trade, as well as other odds and ends: orchids, a bonsai tree, etc. PM or email if interested.
  14. A

    Carnivorous Plant Bonsai?

    Has anyone ever made a bonsai style planting using Carnivores?
  15. CorneliusSchrute

    My Nep and Bonsai for your... ???

    I have decided to potentially part with a Nepenthes x Wrigleyana to make more room. I am interested in trading for Sarracenia; I have lots of grow space for the them and little grow space for Nepenthes. I received this particular plant from Christian James last year. It has grown well with...
  16. CorneliusSchrute

    Bonsai Help?

    So I have a bonsai tree I received in October for my birthday. I believe it is a Japanese elm and I am sort of enamored with it. I have, however, been trying to not think about it much as I don't need another plant addiction: Sarracenia and orchids are enough for now. As such, I am avoiding...
  17. East_to_west

    Nepenthes art and the most stylish terrarium ever!

    I though a lot of you guys/gals would find this interesting. This Japanese Azuma Makoto artist mainly creates sculptures and displays with plants (including nepenthes), but his bonsai terrarium is amazing! Just the design of the terrarium itself is really cool with no exposed parts, save the...
  18. A

    Wanted: Pinguicula moranensis (or other easy "beginner" Pings)

    I am looking for Pinguicula moranensis (or other easy "beginner" Pinguicula). This will be my first butterwort! I have Freshwater Acclimated Red Mangroves and Albino Bristlenose Plecos to trade. Mangroves make great houseplants or bonsai and can be kept in fish aquariums. The mangroves I...
  19. A

    Trade: My Aquarium Plants/Fish for Your Pinguicula moranensis and/or Drosera capensis

    I haven't kept any CPs since I was a kid and I want to try some again. I will trade for your Pinguicula moranensis and/or Drosera capensis. I don't currently have any CPs to offer, however I would be glad to trade some Freshwater Acclimated Red Mangroves or Albino Bristlenose Plecos...
  20. D

    A couple aromatic succulent bonsai prospects

    A couple of months back I received a few plants from a miniatree.com, a nursery in Tempe, Arizona. Patte Lanus works there and she set up a phyto inspection and got the paperwork ready for export up here to Canada. First up is Bursera hindsiana, currently in a 6" pot. I really like the...