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    Well looking at my first photo my tub has come a long way. It has exceeded my expectations. Anyways, some updates:

    I have added highland Drosera and Nepenthes to the container, and most of them have done fairly well.
    The Utricularia geminiloba and campbelliana that I added didn't survive, but I have added Utricularia nephrophylla, jamesoniana, and cornigera which appear to be doing okay.

    Anyways, pictures!

    Drosera riparia

    Drosera riparia flowers (have been away at school so haven't had a chance to catch them open or try pollinating, unfortunately)

    Nepenthes boschiana


    Nepenthes fusca

    Utricularia nephrophylla (hasn't been as vigorous as I thought it would be)

    Utricularia asplundii (I thought it was too wet for it but I think it has recovered)

    Utricularia endresii back from dormancy

    Drosera roraimae

    not sure if this is Drosera communis or viridis (I have had both)

    etiolated Utricularia alpina

    Utricularia quelchii recovering from shipment (got it six months ago lol)

    Nepenthes burkei

    Nepenthes izumiae (my most vigorous Nepenthes)

    Utricularia praetermissa

    Utricularia jamesoniana (produces more stolons than leaves)

    Utricularia nelumbifolia x reniformis (still looking for true nelumbifolia)

    It looks like some of the long-fibered sphagnum has started to degrade, so I will need to change it. I also need more light for this setup since right now I am sharing one fixture among three different containers.

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    Some more updates. The Utricularia nelumbifolia x reniformis is getting out of control!



    Utricularia endresii


    Utricularia alpina (there is a second flower stalk in the back)



    Utricularia nephrophylla
    It has definitely been spreading.


    Utricularia jamesoniana
    A slow grower but it makes a lot of stolons.


    Utricularia praetermissa

    flower stalk in center

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    Well to make a long story short, the sphagnum moss started to break down so I was forced to abandon this tub. However, the plants had grown so much that I had to split it into three different tubs. I found out that I had some humboldtii that I had thrown in 2 years ago which I thought I had lost. By the way, I am also using this method to grow highland Nepenthes and Heliamphora, and it has worked out great. The plants are more clearly divided into Nepenthes, Drosera, and Utricularia now, although Utricularia alpina is everywhere. lol

    Anyways here are some pictures, beginning with just after the move.

    Utricularia humboldtii(!)


    Utricularia alpina


    Utricularia asplundii


    Utricularia nelumbifolia x reniformis


    Drosera viridis (looking much better now)


    Drosera communis (planted rather haphazardly but they seem to be doing fine)


    Drosera riparia


    Utricularia nephrophylla


    Drosera latifolia (also looking much better now)


    Drosera roraimae (most of them didn't make it but I have a few left)


    top view of one tub (almost all Utricularia)


    Here are some Nepenthes shots. They didn't seem fazed by the degradation of the soil.
    Nepenthes izumiae


    Nepenthes boschiana


    Nepenthes fusca


    Nepenthes izumiae
    Believe it or not, I don't think this plant has grown since taking this picture. Its siblings (seed-grown) are all pitchering but this one seems to be in suspended animation. And it has been several months)


    Nepenthes burkei


    top view of the Nepenthes tank


    A few months later, grass was growing everywhere. I pulled most of it out but there are still some I need to get.











    lots of leap jumps for these Nepenthes






    These photos are from Thanksgiving break.

    Utricularia asplundii (seems to like these conditions better, haven't seen it make a leaf this big in a while)


    Utricularia endresii


    Drosera latifolia

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    unidentified Utricularia


    Drosera communis looking green


    Drosera riparia


    Utricularia nephrophylla plus another unidentified Utricularia to the left


    a closer view


    I believe this is the same species as the previous one (still have no idea what it is though)


    Drosera viridis recovered nicely


    These pictures are from winter break.

    Drosera roraimae



    unidentified Utricularia again



    second unidentified Utricularia + Drosera communis (might have grown from seed, I'm not sure)


    Drosera communis

    under the sun


    Drosera riparia


    under the sun


    Utricularia asplundii


    Drosera latifolia

    under tsun


    So this picture is pretty unclear, but one of the unidentified Utricularia has tubers, and you can see one in the middle of the picture.


    Drosera viridis


    Utricularia nelumbifolia x reniformis


    And some more shots of Nepenthes.

    Nepenthes izumiae that is not growing


    a healthier Nepenthes izumiae


    Nepenthes fusca




    I love how red this one is, including on the leaves.


    Nepenthes boschiana

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    Those sundews are looking much better now!

    Have you checked the roots on that stalled izumiae? I'm wondering if there's a problem down below that you can't see.

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    I agree. There might be a patch of particularly bad soil below the N. izumae.

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    Some updates.

    First, the star of the show! I'm so grateful that I was able to catch this beauty in flower. I won it in the 2014 NASC auction and this is the first time it has flowered for me. There were two different inflorescences. I thought the second one was Utricularia jamesoniana at first.














    Utricularia alpina
    This plant is really weedy for me. Somehow I have it in all 5 of my highland tubs, and that includes one that I just set up in March. Some stolons must gotten mixed in with the plants that I transplanted. It's also sending up a lot of inflorescences in different tubs, so hopefully there will be a lot of flowers in a month or two.







    This is the mother plant.





    A new addition, Utricularia quelchii.





    Utricularia nelumbifolia x reniformis
    This plant had a nice stalk but unfortunately it grew too close to the lights and got fried. I will probably move it to a taller container eventually.











    An imitation nelumbifolia leaf. I'm still looking for that species.


    Utricularia endresii
    I can't believe how far this plant has come. Last year when it came back from dormancy it only have a couple small leaves. After transplanting everything into separate tubs in January, it is now in two containers.









    This is the longest leaf. I think it's over three inches long. Maybe there will be flowers next year?


    Utricularia praetermissa
    The flower stalk on this plant is actually more developed than any of the alpina ones.







    Utricularia humboldtii
    Since transplanting this plant, it has sent up another paddle-shaped leaf. I was worried about it. It seems to grow pretty slowly.




    Utricularia nephrophylla
    I forgot to take more pictures of this plant.





    Utricularia jamesoniana


    unidentified Utricularia




    I forgot to take pictures of Utricularia reniformis. Guess it'll have to wait until the next update.

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    The Orchidioides are now spread across 3 tubs except for alpina which seems to have gotten into all of the ones with sphagnum.



    Unfortunately the praetermissa flower aborted right when the bud was beginning to swell. Oh well, one of these days I will get it to flower successfully.



    Endresii seems to have gone dormant again. I'm excited to see how big its leaves will be next year.

    Nephrophylla is finally spreading and I have several clumps of it now.







    A few were repotted recently so they still don't look that good.

    Jamesoniana seems to be doing well in a more shaded part of the tub.



    Haven't seen much new growth from asplundii recently. Maybe it's still recovering from flowering.



    I got some nelumbifolia a few months ago at the BACPS show and sale. This is the first leaf it has made in my care.


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