Alexis

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  1. Alexis

    Where's my rain?

    Rain, just because it's free.
  2. Alexis

    Where's my rain?

    Deionised water is perfect. Don't know where anyone has read anything otherwise.
  3. Alexis

    Where's my rain?

    All my plants are living outside while I prepare the ground for their new greenhouse. They're in the shade all morning just to try and keep transpiration low, so this year is a write off for colour (and storm Hugo flattened a few pitchers).
  4. Alexis

    When will my sarracenia open?

    Looks pretty unhappy. What did you repot it in? Where is it growing?
  5. Alexis

    Vitax Irish peat

    Clover and Klassman are decent peats. Melcourt Growbark Pine if you want to go peat free (or try a peat/bark mix).
  6. Alexis

    Vitax Irish peat

    I didn't know that. Supermarkets fall over themselves to recall a product that doesn't have milk properly labelled, but companies can sell peat with hidden fertiliser in it and don't care.
  7. Darlingtonia needing cold roots is massively overhyped in my experience. Mine just live with my sarracenia in the greenhouse and do fine. Same with purp ssp. purp. Either will be about 5 weeks behind their greenhouse brethren if they live outside.
  8. Alexis

    S. Flava seeds not growing

    I think you've got your stratification and sowing instructions confused. 5 weeks wrapped in wet paper towel in the fridge, then sow on moss peat and keep warm and sunny.
  9. 42C should be fine if they are sat in enough water.
  10. Pitchers on a lot of species turn red in full sun. If the old pitchers are from autumn or when it was in a garden centre they will probably be green through lack of light. Hard to advise on any heat rash effect without seeing a photo though
  11. Alexis

    My venus wont close :/

    Traps don't last forever. The plant keeps old non functioning traps solely for photosynthesis. Sometimes they open wide to catch more sun, but won't function.
  12. Alexis

    Dionaea summer problems.

    What brand of peat?
  13. Alexis

    Sarracenia growing in pure sphagnum

    Yes, you can pot up bare rhizome with no roots at all and it'll grow back. The supposed big thing about Japanese Knotweed is that it'll regrow from a tiny bit of rhizome, but so do a lot of plants, including sarracenia. How much light is your plant getting though? It looks a bit light starved
  14. Just been to Aldi and they have 210 litre waterbutts for £19.99 if anyone's interested.