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  1. DJ57

    Winter pitchers

    Amazing how some sarracenia retain nice-colored pitchers into the winter months. Some of these carry nice pitchers even into spring. Pics taken December 14. [/url][(leucophylla x rubra) x minor Okee giant] x Judith Hindle-2 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG] [/url]Hybrid by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]...
  2. DJ57

    PNW Drosophyllum germinating outside in cool temps and low light

    I was moving plants around outside last Saturday in preparation for freezing weather coming our way when I discovered Drosophyllum seedlings had very recently sprouted in a couple gallon nursery pots despite some pretty cold temps here recently (low 40’s day/low 30’s overnight). The media is...
  3. yuusui

    Failing nectar cups

    The Heliamphora that I got last spring are doing quite well. Lots of growth and good color. However, my H. minor isn't developing nectar cups properly. As the leaf is growing they look good, but as they start to fill out and open, they just fail. My H. heterodoxa x nutans which is in the next...
  4. madrone

    Another west-coast Washingtonian

    A few years ago I had the good fortune to visit Nova Scotia, where I saw my first pitcher plants ever. Although “bogging” wasn’t the purpose of the visit, the plants and their habitat were super intriguing. I didn't realize it at the time, but the hook had been set. Fast forward several years…...
  5. WellLogger412

    WellLogger412's grow list (PetroleumJunkie412 on flytrapcare forums)

    Short list so far: Growing above ground - Nepenthes x Miranda Nepenthes x Suki Nepenthes Lowe's (BBP, labeled ventrata, 9/2017) Drosera: D. Binata x Marston Dragon D. Binata x Marston Dragon (red) D. Binata x Multifida Extrema D. Capensis alba D. Capensis D. Capensis giant (under testing)...
  6. H

    D. linearis info

    Hi all, I've been growing, or at least trying to grow, linearis for about 8-10 years and I can never get them to come out of dormancy in the spring and/or they die during the winter. I've tried outside, in the fridge, and in a unheated garage, no joy. Anybody manage to get these to survive...
  7. Clint

    Old-timer just saying hi

    Anyone remember me? An old friend messaged me in the hopes that I was me and I surprisingly still get E-mail notifications. The last time I was here I had just graduated HS, and since then I have graduated college with a BS in Biology. I don't really grow CP's anymore, except for a few special...
  8. fredg

    Digitalis laevigata

    I like to grow plants that are beneficial to bees, hoverflies etc. This is one of them. I grew them on in pots until the spring and planted them out in the garden. I thought I'd lost them to the slugs and snails, which have been particularly voracious this year, but MrsG pointed them out this...
  9. DJ57

    P. lusitanica

    Found these P. lusitanica sprouting this year in a pot of Calopogon and a pot of sarracenia generously given to me last year on my way back from California, cute little things. They were not there when I brought the pots home last year, so assuming they sprouted this spring from seed that were...
  10. T

    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...
  11. Mercfh

    Forcing Dormancy/Photoperiod? (Plus some general Dormancy questions)

    So i have to say, there is a lot of conflicting information on Ping dormancy. I've been doing a lot of reading and i've seen everything from "They can survive not going through dormancy" to "Let the PLANTS choose when to do dormancy" to "Change your light/temp/etc... to induce it" For reference...
  12. farmertom

    Actual, factual, for real LED lighting

    Okay, so I bought a new LED light- I've been doing some research and talking with folks at the indoor farming store (god bless you berkeley), but it was definitely an impulse buy. Still I think I did it right, though I'd appreciate some knowledgeable feedback. It's a four foot fixture for my...
  13. fredg

    Pinguicula vulgaris

    Early last spring ( 2015) I was ordering a couple of hard to find Darlingtonia ( If they are actually as described) and I decided to add Pinguicula vulgaris seed to the order as I hadn't grown the species for many years. Nothing at all happened in the pot last year except for the customary...
  14. DJ57

    Spring of 2016 has sprung!

    Sarracenia around the yard. Hope you enjoy! I will add pics of the seedling trays later as Flickr is not cooperating at the moment. [/url]IMG_5526.jpgx2 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG] [/url]IMG_5617.jpgx1 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG] [/url]IMG_5549.jpgx1 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG] [/url]S...
  15. DJ57

    2016 spring bog pics

    [/url]2016 spring bog by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG] [/url]IMG_5600.jpgx1 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG] [/url]IMG_5602.jpgx1 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG] [/url]IMG_5601.jpgx1 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG] [/url]IMG_5603.jpgx1 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]
  16. DJ57

    Drosophyllum seedlings

    Last year I threw a handful of untreated/unscarified Drosophyllum seed under the mass of dead leaves from a droso plant that had expired the year before and then I torched the whole thing. I left the pot sit outside and this spring this is what popped up in that pot. I don't know if the...
  17. Alexkrein82

    Free orchids!

    Hello everybody! I have been collecting orchids for fair amount of time now and love every single one, that being said I about a year ago got a sarracenia purpurea from a friend and fell hard for cps too. I recently did a little spring cleaning so to speak and tried to free up some space. I...
  18. DJ57

    Spring is here!

    Snapped some pics today of my sarracenia beginning to bloom. Love this time of year. [/url]S. flava rubricorpora by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG] [/url]S. purpurea ssp. pupurea by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG] [/url]S. catesbaei by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG] [/url][(flava x alata) x Redman] x (purp x...
  19. Alexkrein82

    Sarracenia Question!

    Hey everybody that actually reads this! I've collected orchids for a while and within the last year and a half have been collecting CPs. I saw some sarracenia minor in situ and fell in love with them. Before long I had a decent collection but gravitated to nepenthes mostly only in the last 6...
  20. 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...
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