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  1. J

    Heliamphora Pitchers drying rapidly

    Hi, I recently took a weekend trip and came back to find my heliamphora looking less than happy. After doing a bit of research, the sudden death syndrome that I have read about seems to be related to fungal infections. I received this plant in a juvenile stage about a year ago. Slowly but...
  2. T

    Terrarium of Death

    I have a terrarium made of glass that everything has died in over a few months, but I don't know why. It is in my backyard in southern California and there is saran wrap on top to keep the humidity high. It gets a few hours of direct sun in the afternoon. The plants were watered about once a...
  3. J

    Leaf Rust/Scale Question

    Hi everyone, I recently lost a N. ventricosa x sibuyanensis to what I think was scale. I wish I had taken photos before I chunked my three year old mother plant but I managed to save an offshoot that now has lots of growing room. Essentially the leaves became deformed and began to weep and...
  4. NatchGreyes

    Insuring Your CP Collection

    Hey Everyone: After hearing about Dean Cook's and Tony's losses this winter, I decided to contact my insurance agent (Allstate) and see if it was possible to cover my plants/if they were covered by my standard renter's policy if there was a power loss that resulted in the death of some of my...
  5. anramitaco

    Ping gone wild

    I have a P. "Pirouette" that started blooming this summer and hasn't stopped. Recently, it split into three (I can count three distinct crowns) and there are more little offsets underneath the plant. It is blooming... enthusiastically. There are five flower stalks and at least one more on the...
  6. Nepenthesis

    When to Harden Off Seedlings?

    When is the accepted age/size to harden off seedlings? I have a few Nepenthes seedlings that are over an inch and about a year old (some 8 months old, still an inch) and I'm worried that the high humidity and standing water in the terrarium combined with the crud growing in there will give them...
  7. B

    Boggrower12's Want List

    See something on my growlist that you want? Anything with a star on my growlist means I have a division available. Have something that you think I may be interested in and are willing to spare? Then just hit me up. US trades only please. I'm interested in... Sarracenia alata Double Flower...
  8. fly-catchers

    Death toll continues...

    Lost my big 22 year old H. nutans and another helia hybrid yesterday. And today my big and beautiful H. ceracea shrivelled and curled up dead! One of my favorites and only a week ago when it looked fine feared its demise. As I have lost so many favorites and older plants will not continue...
  9. S

    Transplant Shock

    I got a fairly large (18") Nepenthes x 'Medusa' (bellii x sibuyanensis) in the mail a couple months ago. The plant looked absolutely pristine when I received it in the mail, but the entire plant shriveled up dramatically about 12 hours after being potted up. The next day, I moved it to the...
  10. L

    Nepenthes brown stem rot / death please Help!

    Hello everybody! I have three different nepenthes in an eastern facing window that had been pretty happy all year. I noticed some old leaves and stem starting to brown on a single plant 6 weeks ago. I left town for about three weeks and had a friend water them while I was away. On my return I...
  11. J

    Yellow powdery death?

    My nepenthes have done rather well for several years, I don't see pitchers very often but I get a ton of growth, and I root cuttings with ease. That's until I noticed my leafs were starting to yellow, get powdery, and the growing points were starting to die off. I cut back all of them, held off...
  12. BioZest

    Death to Fungus Gnats

    Hi guys, I'm having a lot of trouble with fungus gnats in my 30 gal setup. How do you get rid of them?!?!?? I've found hundreds in my pitchers. It's really getting out of hand.
  13. T

    a death in the tank...

    i think i killed my H. minor. :'( somehow it got missed during watering rounds. its still green but wilted, hopefully i can bring it back. any suggestions? Travis
  14. Av8tor1

    Burgoo and Mint Juleps

    Attended a conference this week in Louisville, Ky. Finally got the chance to have a bowl of Burgoo, a couple "Real" Mint Juleps and watch a race while at Churchill Downs. It made up for the death by powerpoint moments :-P Av
  15. theplantman

    Going all-out to germinate some Drosophyllum

    Hi guys! I just received some seeds from John Brittnacher over at the ICPS, one of which is a packet of Drosophyllum. I have literally spent almost 10 solid hours over the weekend reading every last scrap of forum conversation about its germination, the ICPS grow guides, and every word written...
  16. RobinGordon

    Sarracenia xFormosa tip death

    So, the story: I got S. xFormosa and S. purpurea ssp purpurea x courtii in winter this year (June-ish) by mail order. They arrived in fairly good condition and dormant. I potted them and sat them in a north facing window. Formosa went off like a rocket and was visibly growing every day. The...
  17. R

    Does anyone know the state of the Tarnok bog in MS?

    I posted this in another forum, but I thought I'd post it here too. My understanding is that both of the Tarnoks (of S. leucophylla 'Tarnok' fame) have passed. I was just wondering if anyone knew what has become of their bog. This is what I found in a New Orleans florist's newsletter...
  18. CorneliusSchrute

    Nursery Pots: What Do You Use?

    I have decided I want to uniformly organize my Sarracenia collection since it is getting quite large and unruly in regards to pot uniformity. I feel like the growing process would be easier with either four-inch or five-inch square pots in large community trays; right now my plants are in...
  19. Maiden

    Chuck Norris facts

    On the 6th day, God created Chuck Norris. On the 7th day, God rested. On the 8th day, Chuck Norris roundhouse kicked God and took over. Chuck Norris just wanted to see what the Apple logo tasted like. The only guaranteed thing in life is death. The only guaranteed thing in death is Chuck...
  20. theplantman

    Moss Control

    I was just hoping to poll you guys on how best to control non-Sphagnum moss growth on sundews. It grows so abundantly in my greenhouses that it suffocates everything. My current strategy consists of ripping the top layer of media off and transplanting the sundews back in after I've tweezed the...