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  2. I finally found my password so to celebrate this here are some pictures of tuberous drosera d.rupicola d.zonaria geante d.tubaestylis d.Prophylla d.orbiculata d.Magna X d.erythrorhiza var imbecilla d.Lowrie geante d.Heterophylla d.erythrorhiza d.Basifolia by jp
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    Chestburster!

    One of my N. [(mirabilis "wing" x ampullaria "black miracle") x (mirabilis "globosa" x ampullaria "black miracle")] has a strange mutation that appears between the wings of the pitchers, it reminds me of the scene from Alien!
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  5. This year I have tried growing Pygmy Drosera with varying degrees of success. I have some Pygmy Drosera that have done very well from gemmae. D. stelliflora, roseana and ericksoniana x pulchella as well as others are all looking very healthy. Unfortunately, this is not the case with all my Pygmy Drosera. From the pictures below can someone tell me what is likely wrong with these plants or is it natural they should go brown at this time of year? Specifically many of the D. callistos Brookton plants have gone brown and appear dead although a few are still alive but do not seem to be producing any gemmae. D. gibsonii has grown well over the summer but now all the stems are going brown and again do not seem to be producing gemmae. I should be grateful for some input on the problems shown below. Compost is an equal mix of peat, perlite, bark chips and silica sand and the pots have been standing in rainwater all summer. Rob
  6. Thanks for all the help and comments, I was going to give up on it, but after reading your replies I will persevere!
  7. When my capensis alba arrived in the post it was a sorry state. Dry Browning leaves and no dew. I had to put the soil back in the pot. I put it on the south facing window and kept it standing in water. After 6 weeks it was covered in dew and started throwing up flower stalks. So far 4 flower stalks. Its a good idea never to give up on these plants it seems
  8. The media has no added nutrients and its washed and heat treated cocopeat with natural rooting hormones, with high percentage of perlite.
  9. Thanks for the ge advice, i will do that, il update when/if things change! And no, it hasnt been exposed to cold temps at all, it was out when it was hot earlier summer but i always took it in at night and since then its been on my windowsill with the other carnivorous and succulents/cacti. Esther
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  11. Just a thought. Try putting the plant and pot in a plastic bag to keep the humidity high for a couple of weeks or so and make sure it stands in about a half inch of rainwater at all times. However, remove the bag before 2 weeks are up if you see any sign of mould developing inside. D. capensis will naturally die back in the winter especially when cold, so has yours been exposed to cold conditions after repotting? Do not give up on it even if it loses all its leaves as after a winter cold spell, it will usually regrow from the base of the the plant or the roots so long as it has not been kept over wet while it has effectively been hibernating. Kind regards, Rob
  12. It doesn't sound like you are doing anything wrong. What kind of soil is the carnivorous plant mix? Make sure it doesn't have any added nutrients or isn't contaminated with salts. You could also check for pests.
  13. Hello everyone, my drosera was growing abundantly this summer, in gact it was looking like it needed splitting and re potting. Which i did, back in August. It was fine at the beginning, however tge last month its got worse, hardly any stickiness if at all and its not growing any more. Have i killed it? I was told tgey are very forgiving but this is my first drosera (my partner bought it me instead of a bunch of flowers when i gave birth!) Its always been on south facing windowsill, only ever has rain water to sit in, and was repotted using a carnivorous plant mix. Esther
  14. Hola amigos soy nuevo es un placer pertener a su grupo, soy novato en el cultivo de plantas carnívoras pero me gustaria cultivar droseras tuberosas asi que ando en busca de ellas.
  15. Hola amigos :) soy nuevo, estoy  en busca de droseras tuberosas.

  16. Hi @cap Welcome to CPUK. You bought a great book there. I also recommend Carnivorous Plants by @Nigel H-C for beginners. Feel free to ask any questions on this site. Newbies are always welcome.
  17. Hello John, welcome to the forum.
  18. Hello Cap, Welcome to the forum. Buying Savage garden was a good start.
  19. if got basals cut the base of the stem
  20. Morning Cap and welcome to the forums. Cheers Steve
  21. Yes, you can prune Nepenthes back, they’ll probably put out nasal shoots and get bushier. Sterilise your scissors first.
  22. Hi everyone, new to the forum but have an interest in Carnivorous plants, I have Drosera, Sarracenia and a red Nepenthes, just bought the book The Savage Garden and I'm finding it very informative, hope to learn more from all the people on this forum
  23. That is definitely D.collinsiae, Ive seen about 5 x different Mpumalanga colonies, and there are small differences between plants, due to natural variation.... Regards, Jaco.
  24. It appears you’re right, thanks. I always thought collinsiae was smaller and more of a nasal Rosetta
  25. Whilst in mpumalanga I found this sundew I’m suspecting it is burkeana but the petiols are rather long and the leaf shape is not as round as most of the drosera burkeana pics I’ve seen. Could be nidiformis but the traps seem a bit wide.
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