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  1. Acro

    Neps for Small Spaces

    Neps for Small Spaces (With Photos!) Think of a one-room studio apartment in the city, a small office in a tall building, a cramped college dorm room, and the Tiny-House Movement! Now you are ready to think of Neps for Small Spaces. In this thread we are looking for plants that: 1) Have...
  2. Flip_Side_the_Pint

    A few new Nepenthes pictures

    Was doing my fertilizing today so I decided to take some pics as well, N. robcantleyi N. truncata "red flush highland" N. veitchii x burbidgeae I'm really into N. peltata right now but mine is in an awkward place to take pictures so these are the best I can do. My pelota is doing...
  3. Dalton

    Inch Worms in my Apple Trees

    I was fertilizing and mulching my young apple trees yesterday. I found inch worms trying to eat the leaves. My VFT had a few new traps that just opened. . . I think the other inch worms understand now. I totally felt like Neegan off TWD. :banana2:
  4. Zath

    Jello Shots!....(for the plants, not you)

    I wanted to wait before I said anything concrete, but as I ended up trading away most of my test subjects, it looks like things are on hold for awhile until the next batch of seedlings are large enough, and anyone who knows me, knows that I can be impatient with certain things... This began...
  5. cwatson1414

    Fertilizing Drosera

    I guess I use to much fertilizer, but I always get negative results when I fertilize my Drosera. I was using a 150ppm urea-free orchid fertilizer sprayed on the leaves, but it resulted in deformed leaves. I recently tried some beta pellets, but that appears to have been a bit much as well. Is...
  6. Joseph Clemens

    Pinguicula reticulata - 2015

    I've been growing these particular plants, since about this time in the year 2000. These, are presently just recovering from a stint of about 4-5 years with absolutely no watering. I maintained their lighting, but gave them no other care. They kept growing, changing leaf forms, and blooming...
  7. V

    Nepenthes Light cycle: 24 hours light cycle effects

    I noticed that most website recommend that you give nepenthes at least a 14-16 hours light cycle in order to grow them properly. With that information, I ponder if anyone has exposed nepenthes to a more intense light cycle ? Say 20-24 hours a day , with little to no night cycle ? I am currently...
  8. V

    Nepenthes Osmocote Fertilizing

    I heard that some people fertilize their nepenthes by using osmocote. I tried doing some research on this topic and found out that people who have used it with great success, never mention the exact kind they used. Did they used the one with a NPK Analysis of 15-9-12 or 19-6-12, or 14-14-14 ...
  9. CorneliusSchrute

    Dyna-Gro Foliage Pro 9-3-6 Fertilizer

    I have a bottle of Dyna-Gro Foliage Pro 9-3-6 Fertilizer that I use for "regular" plants potted in inorganic potting mixes. I was thinking that it would be a good candidate for fertilizing my Heliamphora, both in terms of soil drenching and foliar spray. Foliage Pro is lauded in some plant...
  10. D

    Old leaf tip turning tar black?

    I've had this ventricosa for almost a year now, and it's been doing great. Two lower leaves are yellowing, and I first thought it was just age. A few days ago, however, I noticed that the oldest leaf has a very dark tip to it, as if someone covered it with charcoal dust. All the other leaves...
  11. D_muscipula

    Foliar fertilizing ferns (when grown as cp companions)

    Hello everyone. I recently received some Cinnamon ferns (Osmunda cinnamomea). My goal is to grow them as long-term companion plants with my flyraps, sarracenia, and temperate sundews. I didn't just randomly choose any fern, I had cinnamon fern recommended once as a companion plant for cp's...
  12. N

    New to Bromeliads- How are mine doing?

    Hi, I recently started to grow plants, beginning with an Aechmea bromeliad. It's a hybrid cultivar called "haiku". Since I got it, it has grown a little more roots, and a few leaves. I made some mistakes with it like putting an osmocote granule into its cup for a few months. only recently have...
  13. G

    My Nepenthes setup

    this is my windowsill nepenthes setup/ drosera setup. ill be uploading more pictures periodically, when new stuff pops up :-D The large guy/ girl (idk yet...) on top is the N. Miranda cutting i just received. i hope someone can tell me if its going to get enough light up there. its in...
  14. Plant Planter

    Venus Flytrap Fertilizing?

    Hello, everyone, I am Plant Planter, and (surprise!) I have another question which I have not had success finding consistent answers for. (I have so many questions. :p) Can I fertilize my Venus Flytrap (in any way, shape, or form), and if so, with what? You see, my lovely typical Venus flytrap...
  15. V

    Fertilizing Nep Seedlings

    So I have been told by a few people that it might be a good idea to fertilize my few month old nepenthes seedlings currently growing in coco coir. My local hydroponics store had http://www.ageoldorganic.com/20/age-old-kelp-3-25-15/ as their best reccomendation, mainly just nitrogen and...
  16. SMcKenzie

    Young N. miranda That Has NEVER Had Pitchers, plus ID request

    I've looked through previous threads, hoping to find the answer to this, but since I didn't really find anything that satisfied my question(s), I'm posting on here for a solution. I have a young-well, actually TWO-N. mirandax hybrids that I purchased last spring at a reptile show from a guy who...
  17. Nepenthesis

    Fertilizing Drosera & Sarracenia?

    I got some MaxSea fertilizer that I use foliarly on my Nepenthes. It has a ratio on the thing of like 1tbsp per gallon, but I do 3/4tsp per gallon like directed by the nursery owner that uses it on all of their CPs. I want to fertilize my sundews and my sarracenia. I have 15+ of each aliciae and...
  18. K

    Fertilizing drosera seedling with 4 drops kelp extract per/L is it safe???

    is it safe for me to fertilize my 3 week old drosera seedlings with a foliar feed made up of 4 drops of kelp extract per litre of water? and if yes how many more drops do you think i could safely add? thanks in advance -Klauts klauts
  19. C

    Fertilizing pings?

    With drosera if they are in an environment that they cannot catch prey one fertilizes their leaves. Most commonly used thing are diluted beta pellets. Is this practice accepted/expected with pings as well? If so are the same ferts used or different ones? for instance twice a month a add a little...


    Hey, I've been wanting to start fertilizing my sarracenias and I was wondering what brand names are the best and at what dosages. I've seen Miracid and Miracle Gro Orchid Fertilizer in the local stores, are these any good? Responses will be appreciated Thanks!