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  1. E

    DIY remote controlled LED fixture

    Index Part 1 - DIY LED fixture (this post) Part 2 - Custom PCB and electronic components Part 3 - Software overview Part 1 - DIY LED fixture I'm in the process of assembling a DIY LED grow light fixture that is remotely and automatically controlled (MySGrowLED) and I thought that it may be...
  2. R

    Cephalotus "vigorous" division, BAREROOT, and Microgramma vacciniifolia

    Must be a semi active poster, no new people please. Few posts a month is fine so long as you have atleast 50 overall and are posting in other threads than giveaways/auctions. Continental US only, since these are bareroot we will try to ship to CA but it is completely on you. Winners will pay...
  3. robbevanrie

    Pinguicula laueana dormancy?

    Hey guys, 3 months ago I bought this P. Laueana and since then it has been producing smaller and smaller leaves. I have kept it in the window where it got plenty of sun most of the time and the soil has been kept moist with the tray method. Also I live in the netherlands, so spring is just...
  4. nimbulan

    Roridula TDS tolerance

    I haven't been able to find any information on this. I'm curious what the general TDS tolerance of Roridula is, and if anyone has ever done experiments with soil fertilization with the genus. They certainly seem to grow better for some people than others, and I'm wondering if it comes down to...
  5. F

    Lfs smells like soil

    Hi all, I have a N. x hookeriana growing in a pot of carnivorous mix bought from California Carnivores about six months ago. The mix was made up of lfs, perlite, and I think a small amount of lava rock and bark. Lately I've noticed the pot smells somewhat of like a fresh potting mix - that sort...
  6. fredg

    Dionaea Farming

    So this 3.5" pot was sitting there with a good growth of mixed Drosera capensis quite evident. At soil level there were a few Dionaea seedlings showing so I decided to separate the two. The larger D. capensis went into a 4" round pot but as I opened up the media to bare root them it became...
  7. Shadowtski

    CP Water Germination Experiment Phase 1

    CP Water Germination Experiment Phase 1 tropical & subtropical species, mostly Drosera No stratification When I decided to restart my CP collection I had some seeds stored in my refrigerator for up to 17 years. Some were from the ICPS seedbank and some were from my old collection in the mid to...
  8. Dexenthes

    H. uncinata troubles ?

    I'm hoping some of the more experienced Heliamphora growers can give me some help with this. I'm currently growing two Heliamphora both of which I received at the same time. H. ionasii x heterodoxa has been growing well for me producing large mature pitchers, but H. uncinata has struggled to...
  9. DroseraLover

    Pinguicula Soil Mix for Houseplant Settings?

    I grow my Mexican pinguicula as houseplants. Usually, they do really well and thrive under my conditions. However, this year I have had a few losses to browning heart disease. My soil mix is peat/silica sand/dolomitic lime added. The ratio of peat/sand is ~40/60 with 1/2 tbsp of dolomitic lime...
  10. R

    *PAID* Cephalotus Location Emu Point - Miracle grow medium (QuakingBog $65)

    1) Opening Bid of $2. 2) Cephalotus Location Emu Point growing under LED lighting in the cheapest Miracle grow potting soil I could find. It was an attempt to verify other peoples successes using this medium. I would highly recommend repotting it into a more traditional Ceph mix a few months...
  11. Gigantea

    *PAID* 3 Small Partridge Breast Aloe Offsets (Swagalotus $10)

    Also known as "Aloe Variegata" and "Tiger Aloe" this is a hard one to find for cultivation. Will grow well in shaded/partly sunny conditions in a well-draining/rocky soil. Slow grower, but tends to offset a fair bit at maturity. You will receive the 3 small rooted offsets pictured below, sent...
  12. F

    *PAID* 5 Mimosa pudica -sensitive, bashful, plant seeds #2(AnIsleAteHer $1)

    5 Mimosa pudica - sensitive, bashful, shrinking, sleepy dormilones shy plant seeds Guaranteed germination. I personally tested these seeds. In under two weeks you will have several seedlings that respond to your touch! USA only - I will cover the shipping cost. Starting bid $1. Will also ship...
  13. F

    *PAID* 5 Mimosa pudica - bashful, shrinking, sensitive, r shy plant (kirkauburn $4)

    5 seeds for the bashful or shrinking, sensitive plant, sleepy plant, Dormilones or shy plant Guaranteed germination. I personally tested these seeds. In under two weeks you will have several seedlings that respond to your touch! USA only - I will cover the shipping cost. Starting bid $1...
  14. carolatcj

    (1)Reed grass. Unknown variety. Grows well in wet or dry soil. (no bid)

    (1)Reed grass. Unknown variety. Grows well in wet or dry soil. Plants will be freshly dug and shipped bareroot on day of shipment. Bids start at $5.00. Donor will pay shipping. Contact information will be given at end of auction
  15. plantsnfish

    *PAID* Teddy bear vine-super soft! (carolatcj $3)

    A very vigorous grower. Can be easily propagated by cutting a piece off and sticking it in soil. Currently growing in sphagnum but is not at all picky and will grow in most anything. Good houseplant. You will get the one pictured. Shipping is $3 first class, $7 priority, or $24 international...
  16. Swagalotus

    Swagalotus's Nepenthes

    My new seedgrown nepenthes robcantleyi arrived on Wednesday. I just wanted to share my pics and update this thread as it grows. Plant was fertilized on 3/26/16 with: -7 osmocote in the soil -1 osmocote in the pitcher -Coffee in the soil -Maxsea sprayed all over the plant, put in pitcher, and...
  17. nimbulan

    The flowers are coming

    I thought I'd post a few pictures of some of my developing flower buds. I was excited when I saw the first flower bud appear a few weeks ago, but now there are two! I didn't think the plant was large enough even for one. I just discovered this today. It's the first time I've gotten flowers...
  18. gill_za

    Hoffman horticultural charcoal for cephalotus soil

    Hi All, I would like to find out if anyone had experience using Horticultural Charcoal like the one below as an additive to the soil for Cephs? Couple of days ago I divided and replanted my Cephalotus in a mix that contained Charcoal (~10%) as per the soil recommendation I have seen on other...
  19. Dalton

    Need help with N. Lady Luck, my first Nepenthes

    Hello everyone. I was hoping you guys can help out with a few questions I have about my Nepenthes 'Lady Luck'. This is my first nepenthes. I ordered from a guy online, because the pitchers looked a really cool shade of red and this plant is supposed to do well indoors. Amazon says I ordered it...
  20. curtisconners

    Repotting

    Hey all. I have a venus fly trap that I recently repotted, I could tell that their was at least one or two divisions in there, but as it turned out, their were 4, maybe 5 divisions in there. I didn't have enough pots to plant all of the divisions. I managed to plant two in their own pots, but...
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