Yossu

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  1. Mine lives in my greenhouse, so gets the cold in the winter. Might well be the difference. From what I understand, they need the cold winter for dormancy.
  2. I was surprised, which is why I asked. Any suggestions? Should I remove them? Anything I can do to prevent the others doing the same? Thanks
  3. The odd thing is that it never has more than about five leaves. As new ones grow, the old ones turn black and die. Is this normal?
  4. OK, so I shouldn't really get excited about this, but my D. Regia has flowered for the first time. Whilst I quite like Drosera flowers, they are generally not that exciting, so I tend to snip the flower stalks off, cut them into 1" lengths and propagate new plants from them. However, when my D. Regia sent up a flower stalk, the buds looked different from the others, so I decided to leave them. I'm glad I did, as the one flower that has opened so far is a beauty... As I said, probably nothing to get excited about for the old hands, but got me all happy
  5. Hmm, been a week, and two of the cuttings have gone brown and look pretty dead. Should I leave them, or pull them out?
  6. OK, thanks to both of you. Mine are actually fairly warm, as they are in my office, which stays a fairly constant warm temperature. Any idea how long I'll need to wait? The video said a couple of months, but I don't know how the different environment would affect them. I'm just impatient!
  7. Did you mean "Every single one rooted"? Thanks for the reply. I'll leave them there then. I don't reckon I can get higher humidity than they are getting. Will I need to acclimatise them when removing them from the propagator? When they root, I'll want to plant them, and they will have to come out of there. Will they need to adapt to lower humidity? Thanks again.
  8. That's not such a bad price. Looks like a lovely plant from the pic you posted. Might try my local Asda. B&Q tend to have poor quality stuff anyway, apart from the lady who wouldn't take the bait and give me the plants for free!
  9. That looks in pretty good condition. How much did you pay for it? I was in B&Q recently, and they had some Sarras in glass jars, some of which looked very dry and withered. Someone else posted here a while back how he'd pointed something similar out to the person in charge of the section who said they weren't allowed to water them, and no-one was going to buy them anyway. The end result was that he walked out of there with four (I think it was) dry Cephalotus, which he subsequently nurtured back to health. I thought I'd try my luck, and spoke to the lady in charge of the section. She didn't seem very interested, told me she'd just watered them and walked away! I walked out of there without any free plants at all Some people obviously have the gift of the gab!
  10. I have a Nepenthes Ventrata, whose two original branches had reached about seven feet long each. As some of the lower leaves were dying off (see this thread for a pic and the advice I got about it), I decided to have a go at snipping them down and propagating new plants from them. I followed a video that Welshy (think he changed his name to North West Neps or something similar recently) showed me ages ago, and now have about 25 cuttings sitting in a propagator under a full spectrum light. See below... The cuttings are in plastic cups of deionised water, with about 4-5 cuttings per cup, and the propagator was been partly filled with more water to make it really humid in there. I'm wondering what levels of light and humidity I should aim for. The video said to keep up the humidity, but my plant was sitting on a windowsill, so not subject to much higher humidity than a normal houseplant would get. I did get a bit more, as it was sitting over a tray of waterlogged clay pebbles, but the levels in the propagator are significantly higher than that. I haven't put a meter in there to measure it, but there are quite a lot of water droplets condensed on the clear lid, so it's obviously quite humid in there. The light was bought from eBay, but thanks to their hopelessly vague email, I'm not sure exactly which it was. I think it's a 36W cool white LED bulb. Anyone able to comment if I'm doing this right or wrong? This is my first go at this, and I'd like to get it right. Thanks
  11. OK, thanks for the reply. As I've already got the seaweed stuff, I might as well stick with it and see how it goes.
  12. How does that compare to putting liquid fertiliser in the pitchers? That's what I do with my other neps, and can now do with two of the Asda ones. I guess if I got a small enough syringe, I could do it to Lady Lack-Of-Luck as well. I've been using a seaweed-based liquid fertiliser (B&Q's finest!)
  13. The Boss arrived back with the camera, so here are some pics. First, the badly-named lady Luck, who doesn't look so lucky... Next up is Bill Bailey, who is doing better, although not so great for 11 months under the lights... Finally we have Suki, who is doing a bit better, but again, not like I'd hoped... I'd be interested to see how other people got on with theirs.
  14. Nah, the pitchers have never been big enough to get anything inside. Actually, I did fertilise them the other day, as a couple of them are finally big enough to get a weeny syringe into the top of the pitcher. Obviously too early to say if this will help. The growing guide said to spray them with fertiliser, but I didn't do that as it seemed bad advice. I know BE are experts, but they said you could use tap water and you should spray with fertiliser, both of which seem to go against what I've read around here for CPs. Spraying them would end up with most of the fertiliser going into the reservoir at the bottom, which didn't seem like a good idea!