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  2. My nepenthes ventrata (female) is in bloom. If you have pollen available, please send me a PM. Seeds 50/50
  3. N. sibuyanensis and N. argentii are found in similar habitats. About windowsill, this needs to be tried. But do you want to risk an argentii ? I wouldn't ;-)
  4. Hi Johna, I'm sure it'll pick up soon. In my experience, once U.sandersonii has acclimatised to your growing conditions it will reward you with almost constant flowering for months on end. This can take some time depending on how different your growing conditions are compared to where it was cultivated. It's possible (and highly likely) that your plant is growing, however it's just putting it's energy into spreading out under the substrate. What growing media do you have it in? best wishes, Andy
  5. Have you noticed whether you get better germination if the seed is horizontal or vertically placed into the soil?
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  7. I have not used them but I do know what you mean. Peat is dug from bogs in Ireland and dried and used for fuel. I once took a delivery of the stuff and put it in the turf shed. This will be sphagnum moss peat but it could harbour other stuff like weeds or disease. I use coir bricks now as I have gone peat free. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/peat-forgotten-fuel/ Cheers Adam
  8. Hello Everyone I have been growing Cephalotus in the UK for over 25 years now but still no expert. I have done some Googling and there is often debate over what bit of the plant is which. For the purpose of this post I am referring to both leaves and traps as leaves. I have taken leaf cuttings in the past which you can do without disturbing the mother plant so much. I get around a 80-90% strike rate. However due to now living in a flat I don't have much windowsill room I don't take leaf cuttings anymore. I have a mother plant that I have had for ages and she was in a 4 inch (10 cm) and she is now in a 7 inch pot (18 cm). I take cuttings when I repot. I mainly take crown divisions which I remove from the outer rim of the plant. Now when I say crown I mean a rosette of leaves attached to a structure that is creamy white to brown (which I shall call a rhizome) that is usually below the potting medium. Now sometimes this "rhizome" in a bigger plant can be dark brown and sometimes a bit hairy and partly above the potting medium. In both the cases the cutting may have roots, or may not. When I say "roots" I am referring to the thinner parts of the plant below the "rhizomes" usually the same colour. Now then I have this year in January I had 8 crown divisions all of which have taken and a few have put out some new growth. As a few bits fell off I tried to take three "root" cuttings and put them horizontally in a pot covered by a centimetre of potting medium. All three have struck and have popped small leaves above the surface. I now wish I had taken pictures but here is one I found that I think make my ramblings clearer, it is on the website below. On this website it talks about root cuttings but it then refers to them as rhizome cuttings interestingly. https://carnivorousplantresource.com/the-plants/australian-pitcher-plant/ Any thoughts? I would appreciate any suggestions but a botanical slant would be good. Keep yourselves safe and happy growing Peace Adam
  9. Think we’re the first nursery anywhere to offer this baby: https://www.hccarnivorousplants.co.uk/collections/sarracenia-psittacina/products/sarracenia-psittacina-var-okefenokeensis-okeefenokee-swamp-ga
  10. Cheers all - I have got over Ben's death and ordered some more Bens, who will be treated far more harshly, outside living, plenty of flies and North-Western weather. :)
  11. Ahh poor Ben, may he rest in pieces. It may seem a bit callous, but he has hundreds of worthy relations out there looking to be adopted, jump back in, give some of his kin a home, it's what he would have wanted. As Dunc says if you can keep the plants outside pease do, the sun wind and rain do them a lot of good and make them more robust, turgid and colourful. Cheers Steve
  12. Vegetarian Carnivores. The first video in our new series "Siggi's CP Info" Is it possible to grow your carnivorous plants with vegetarian diet? Our first film from the new “Siggi’s CP Info” series provides the answer. Carnivorous plants predominantly capture and digest arthropods like insects, spiders or little crustaceans. Some of the largest tropical pitcher plants are even known to eat real meat, mostly small vertebrates like mice or reptiles. But what happens if you feed vegetarian food to the carnivores? Even Charles Darwin pointed out that in times of high pollen abundance the sticky traps of sundews and butterworts accumulate large amounts of pollen. Does that mean carnivorous plants are also happy with vegetarian food? Here are the results of a survey on Facebook and YouTube prior to this upload: Is it possible to feed carnivorous plants with vegetarian food? YES: 52% - NO: 36% - ONLY TEMPORARY: 12%
  13. Alexis

    Ben’s mum

    I suspect Ben was a tissue cultured plant. They tend to be a bit delicate for their first couple of years.
  14. Dunc

    Ben’s mum

    You would be much better leaving Ben Mk2 somewhere sheltered outside over winter. You'll be surprised how hardy most sarracenia are. Too soft on the boy, that's why he turned rotten....
  15. Really great like your Youtube channel with the Englisch subtitles. Nicolas.
  16. despite i'm not fond of chemistry i find your video really interesting!
  17. Never fear! You do not need a chemistry book to understand this film. Showing a bunch of beautiful sundew species and hybrids, we explain really briefly and clear why particular chemical ingredients of the sundews are not only interesting as cough medicine for homeopathy, but also as traits for taxonomy, in a manner as comprehensible for laypersons as possible. The featured chemical analysis (TLC) is helpful for the description of novel species and gains an additional dimension by the fact that most true species produce only one naphthoquinone or none, while hybrids show the chemistry of both parents combined. That means, if the parents produce different quinones, the hybrid shows both of them and both parents as well as the hybrid can be distinguished chemically that way.
  18. Always the self publicist, the range grows as the yearly propagation effort progresses. I’ve some new S. psittacina plants soon as I work through those, but in the meantime here’s the site: https://www.hccarnivorousplants.co.uk/
  19. Thanks for the advice. Ben went through major surgery this morning and I’m sad to inform you that he was brown and mushy the whole way through. Poor Ben. Should I ever be callous enough to try to replace Ben, how do I ensure I don’t get rhizome rot in the future?
  20. Hi Bens Mum Unfortunately it looks like Ben has rhizome rot. lift the rhizome and snap it in half, it should be white inside, if it is brown and corky, cut that back progressively till you hit solid white, which if there is any, is likely to be at the very end by what would be the growing tips. If you find white rhizome plant it in NEW sterile media or Sphagnum and keep very wet and you may get a result. Get rid of the old media and dead rhizome in a sanitary manner. Good luck, I think you will need it. Steve
  21. I have had Ben the Sarracenia For about 18 months now. He did great after his first winter in the shed and came out was trimmed and grew a nice big flower, however, this year he isn’t doing so great. I trimmed the brown dead pitchers off in early March and I’ve been waiting for new ones to grow but so far no sign. On closer inspection there is a grey white powdery mildew on one part of the base and lots of little tiny brown/black dots all over the rest of it. He is in full sunlight and has plenty of tasty rainwater. I’m at a loss as to what to do next, please help.
  22. Thanks Things progressing a bit slow ATM as winds are a bit strong. Have put the 6 vents together and the louvres (no glass yet). Watch this space.
  23. Drosera burmannii and d. spathulata grow in the same areas as many lowland nepenthes. I’d add bamboo orchids (Arundina) to the suggestion list, they look pretty and often grow together with nepenthes gracilis and nepenthes mirabilis along roadsides in Malaysia.
  24. cplant

    Hello

    Yes I did, but thought this did apply to sales/swaps section, not to the vendors one. Thank you.
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