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    Spiranthes cernua turning yellow

    A few weeks ago I picked up a Spiranthes cernua from the botanical garden and placed it in a distilled water filled tray beside my bog garden. Today I noticed that most of the leaves are have turned yellow. <a data-flickr-embed="true"...
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    New Member, Starting terrarium fairy garden with daughter to interest her in plants

    Only CP is a flytrap that I bought her. I have never been a fan of plants until my grandma passed and I inherited her houseplants...now I've got them everywhere. I like the biological side of plants. I like learning native habitat so that I can match in vitro habitat to the plant. My...
  3. SerMuncherIV

    NECPS 13th Annual Fall Carnivorous Plant Show!

    The 13th Annual NECPS Show at the Tower Hill Botanical Gardens in MA is only days away! Last year's show was amazing - there were hundreds of plants for display and sale and well over 2000 people attended. This is the largest annual gathering of CP growers on the East Coast. If you're in the...
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    I could use some advice for these ill Sarracenias

    Hello kind people- I keep losing my sarracenias! I've successfully grown pitcher plants on my deck in Alabama for several years. I keep them outside in full sun most of the year, and let them get rained on, and only water them with rainwater. (From the bottom). Last year, several of my plants...
  5. thez_yo

    LACPS Huntington Botanical Garden Meet

    Yesterday I made the trek up to LA from San Diego to attend their Annual Huntington Botanical Gardens meet. On the itinerary: scope out the members displays, sales and give-aways (and ditch a pile of cuttings :-P-:), go on the tour of the back greenhouses, then there was a talk from DJ on his...
  6. Shadowtski

    Beginner's Pictorial Guide to Drosera Leaf, Root, and Scape Cutting Chapter #1

    Most Drosera can be easily and quickly propagated by leaf cutting, root cuttings, and flower scape cuttings. (A flower scape is just another words for the developing unfurling flower stalk as it emerges from your plant.) This will give you a mature plant faster than raising one from seed...
  7. SgtSarracenia

    June 18, 2016 SDCPS Sale and Show

    The San Diego Carnivorous Plant Society invite you all to come join us at the beautiful Balboa Park in San Diego on June 18. We have just recently finished our overhaul of the CP bog in the Botanical Building and invite you to visit it while you are out here. There will be both local and...
  8. theplantman

    Carnivorous Plants Workshop, May 14th, Athens GA

    Hi folks, It's that time again! For those of you in Georgia or willing to make it to the Athens area, I will be teaching the 3rd annual growing carnivorous plants workshop at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia! The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 14th from 9AM to 1PM. It counts for...
  9. LuluMegan

    Pinguicula Giveaway!

    Hey friends! I'm not huge on the forums but thought I'd extend my first giveaway offer to everyone here! It is the first giveaway I've done on my blog and going to be far from the last :) Sign up through my blog, First Botanical Ninja Giveaway! ? Botanical Ninja This is a US Only giveaway Good...
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    Nepenthes clipeata Clone 3 AW Pollen

    Hey everyone, I'm much more of a lurker on this forum but thought that this would be worth posting. My male N. clipeata is coming into flower and was really hoping to find a female to produce species seed. I would love to send pollen to anyone that owns a female whether it is in flower or...
  11. Bio

    Picture Thread: Georgia Aquarium and Atlanta Botanical Garden

    I'll be sharing pictures from my recent trip to Atlanta. I'll start out with the aquarium, and then the garden. I hope you enjoy.
  12. 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...
  13. Not a Number

    The Name Game - Part 1

    Drosera × beleziana or D. × belezeana or D. × eloisiana or ? In 1891 the 5th volume of Journal de botanique. contained the description and drawing by E.G. Camus of a plant he named Drosera x beleziana. He described the plant as a natural hybrid of D. intermedia and D. rotundifolia. The specimen...
  14. theplantman

    Upcoming CP Class, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Sept 5th!

    Hi guys! I just wanted to spread the word that the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, AL will be having an upcoming workshop on carnivorous plants. The workshop, which falls on Sept. 5th, is a 4-hour introduction to CPs. The instructor will be yours truly, and for the most part it's...
  15. SubRosa

    Question For The Big Boys And Girls

    I'm looking for any first hand cultural experience, particularly germination, with Melegueta Pepper, Aframomum melegueta. Although the seeds are growing in popularity as a spice, the plant itself is very uncommon in cultivation here. I suspect that those who work in a botanical garden or similar...
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    Chiranthodendron pentadactylon and x Chiranthofremontia lenzii. Devil's hand trees

    Chiranthodendron pentadactylon is a Mexican cloud forest tree that goes by a number of nicknames such as the "Devil's Hand Tree". x Chiranthofremontia lenzii is the hybrid of Chiranthodendron with the common California native bush/tree Fremontodendron. Both are extremely cool trees. I grow...
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    Dahlia tenuicaulis (everblooming tree Dahlia) 2 feet (3 cuttings): Giveaway

    I basically just cut my sister's Dahlia tenuicaulis to the ground. It needed a little (or a lot) of pruning and rejuvenation. This is a moderately fragrant, magenta-flowered plant, which tends to be bushier than Dahlia imperialis. It also tends to bloom more year round, instead of just...
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    Fuchsia boliviana Alba. Completely free. Edible fruit, small tree in right climate.

    My Fuchsia boliviana Alba is blooming nicely. It makes a fruit from each flower, which is full of viable seeds. I've counted roughly 200 in the past, although I think it varies. The first fruits are about to plump up and ripen. I expect this will be within a week, roughly. I'll clean the...
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    Plant through a hot washing machine--will it survive?

    The plant in question is a bulbil of Furcraea parmentieri. I had grabbed a few (quite a few) of the lawn outside the SF Botanical Garden. I stuffed a bunch into pockets, and missed one, when my clothes went through the wash, set on "hot". Immediately out of the washer: I potted it up in a...
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    How much sun for form of Darlingtonia from SF Botanical Garden?

    I decided to get a Darlingtonia californica today at the SF Botanical Garden (aka Strybing Arboretum), partly was because they were selling really nice plants at a good price. A friend who volunteers at SFBG also told me that when he bought one he was told to avoid too much sun (he lives in...