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  1. But the heat doesn't Kill the leaf pullings... I see all in excellent conditions I live in the southest part of Italy, and I've also registered very hig temperatures... sometimes I must take away the termometre, because there were 49°C and it can achieve only 50°C... I think that it is not a problem for the cephalotus (and also my drosera regia) if the temperatures in the night fall down... when the night temperatures are upper than 30°C I must to bring drosera regia in shadow... for cephalotus, I can to let them here, because I use a pure sand substrate with a little live sphagnum around the roots (or pure sand)... it helps to mantain roots temperature lower, I think...
  2. Hi! I've red about this interesting clone, and I would to ask some questions to people who grow it... I've red this dionea grew in the wild and ate tree frogs... In culture, is this a very vigorous clone? Has it the strong of a plant that have to survive in wild conditions? Can You put some photos of Yours Ginormous? Thanks a lot;-)
  3. Great experiment!!!!:-)
  4. Great plants!!! Spettacolo e basta: non ci sono altre parole per descrivere quello che vedo;-)
  5. Great greatgreat job!!!!!! I'm very happy To read and see it!!!!
  6. Great job!! Very very healty pings
  7. I've not this plant, and don't know it... I only know that there are some flowers that smell bad to attract some bugs... For example, The bigger flower of the world: I've red it smell as a death animal To attract flies....
  8. I feed my plants and I observe that If You do it they grows better and stronger and flower soon (expecially droseras, pinguiculas and cephalotus, but also dionaeas and heliamphoras)... I've tried with fish food, but it often make moulds on The leaves... So I prefer To catch ants, fungus gnat, drosophilae and, for dioneas, flies and butterflies
  9. I also bought pinguiculas seeds... three varieties... only two seedlings, totally white, that dead very soon... bought the some seeds from other sellers, good germination, very grreen and strong seedlings
  10. Hi! I'm interested in this clone of pinguicula... has anyone it? I've red about it and seen the only two flower photos that I've seen on I'm interested in a quick description from a grower of this clone... what are its characteristics (flower, leaves, is true that in winter dormancy leaves are bigger than gigantea one?). Please, post photos of it... Thanks a lot,
  11. Hi!!! You can grow all mexican pinguiculas (that could flower either in winter)... pinguicula gigantea is my favourite one of mexicans, because it produces carnivorous leaves even in winter rosette and it produces dew in both sides of leaves... You can also grow in those conditions temperate (alpina, grandiflora, vulgaris...) and warm temperate pinguiculas (lusitanica, primuliflora, lutea, planifolia...)... temperate pinguiculas, in winter, produce hibernaculum... so, if You prefer winter flowers, they aren't the bests... If You wants mexican ones, I suggest You a mineral substrat and no lot of water in winter... for temperate and warm temperates pinguiculas, You can always put 1 cm of water in tray, also in winter.. Good luck and, please, put some photos of Yours babies;-)
  12. There are some products for adult ones, but I've never used it... The adultes ones die if the water touch them... so you could one day spray the plants with water and, after some days, to use "Bayern Borneo" to kill all eggs and larvae;-)
  13. sowed my darlingtonia seeds a week agp
  14. I've used on dioneas "Bayer garden- Borneo", with good results, but it kills only eggs and larvae of spider mites, not adults
  15. Hi

    Hi!!! Welcome!! I suggest You To start with nepenthes x ventrata and other nepenthes that You find in garden center... Than, when You have a little experience and, better, a terrarium, You can start with other species