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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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,
  4. 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;-)
  5. 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;-)
  6. sowed my darlingtonia seeds a week agp
  7. I've used on dioneas "Bayer garden- Borneo", with good results, but it kills only eggs and larvae of spider mites, not adults
  8. 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
  9. Please post photosi love it too;-)
  10. Ah, ok, ir it is for the light... Yes it must have a good aerated soil... Now You can repot in a better medium Your ping... I suggest You pure sand or volcanic lava... If You use a mineral medium, You can water Your plant with the water of Your kitchen or toilette... It is a good thing a little of calcare... Only You must put the water for a day in a open container, so the flourus evaporate;-)
  11. Does Your plant recive quite a lot light? Because it produces more dew if it recive a lot of light... I asked it To You also because the leaves seems me a little longer than my plants leaves in this time;-)
  12. I use pure sand of river... It (and the young ones) grows well in my conditions... Temperatures: 4-35 C... I grew them outside, in a very luminous position... I cultivate one in southest and hottest part of Italy, and there I don't make it recive direct sunlight, and one in my parents house, in Northern and coolest part of Italy.. Here the plant like very much also summer direct sunlight and tourn its leaves in yellow;-)
  13. Hi!!! Welcome again!!!
  14. Hi!!! I like p. Gigantea very much and I'm trying to create new interesting clones growing it from seeds.. Please, can You post Some photos of Yours flowered p. Gigantea or write in this post the clones that You know... (Alba, blue flower, white flower...)...please, if anyone has a P. Synalta, post some photos, I' M very interested in it... Thanks a lot... here there is my clone. Now I've got about 20 seedlings, boarn from seeds obtained from self-pollination