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  1. picol

    Sowing Sarracenia Leucophylla

    Sempre piu' grandi!! Complimenti!!
  2. picol

    what's happening to posts?

    I've noticed it too.
  3. picol

    Twisted Pitchers - Help Please

    Hi, a thrips attack almost bleach the pitchers, usually aphids puncture do this kind of damage, provado should take care of these "lovely" critters.
  4. Hi, maybe is just an accumulation of anthocyanins, the responsible substance of the red pigmentation.
  5. picol

    Dividing Darlingtonia

    If i were you i'd wait untill next year, end of winter, when runner will be bigger and well rooted. It's a nice plants, is the Siuslaw N. F. ?
  6. Hi David, i tried to grow some VFT's in a mix of coir and coarse sawdust or perlite and the plants were very fine.
  7. picol

    Do you cut your Darlingtonia down

    I was about to ask the same question. Mine are still young so i think i will cut only the dried pitcher, but maybe cutting down the plant could stimulate the new grow.
  8. picol

    Hello from Austria

  9. picol

    Merry Christmas to All

    Merry Christmas to All from Italy!
  10. picol

    This is important.

    Hi! almost surely that plant will be one of these: capensis, capensis "alba" (white leaves instead of red), aliciae. Generally are easy to keep, they need of light, as much air circulation as you can provide and wet substrate, if aliciae not very wet. You can grow it on a windowsill, and don't really need of dormancy.
  11. Hi, i agree with carambola, sphagnum grows very much faster than sarras seedling. You could use the typical 50-50 peat moss and perlite without any issues.
  12. picol

    Hydroponics shops

    Maybe because black square pots are suspicious? i went in a very famous garden centre (some clerks know me for have spent a lot of money in the years before) in my hometown asking for those pots (for them they are waste), one clerk agreed, but the owner begin to asking me: " what you need? for what? Let me understand, no no i don' t want to know, no i can't give you nothing" ecc ecc. I've tried to explain that were for cps, but she did not listened to any reason. Six years ago.
  13. I started in 2009 with the typical triad: a vft, D. capensis and a some kind of unidentified purpurea hybrid (almost surely hybrid C from Extreme Plants). In the following years i've tried cephs and neps with bad results. Now my favourite genus are Dionaea, Darlingtonia and hardy sundews.
  14. picol

    Anyone guess what these are?

    Hi guys, please keep update the thread!!
  15. picol

    DNS problems with CPUK

    Today i hadn't any issues.