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    13th ICPS Conference May 22−24, 2020 Himeji, Japan Himeji Castle. Cropped image from photo © Corpse Reviver / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL. The ICPS Conference 2020 will be held in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture from Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 24, 2020. The city is renowned for Himeji Castle, a world heritage site that proudly represents the beauty of Japanese castles. Also, there is the Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center in the vicinity (about a 45-minute drive), which has a world-class carnivorous plant collection. Himeji is accessible from Kansai International Airport or from Tokyo by “Shinkansen” bullet train. The 3-day conference will be held at a conference facility known as “Biz Space,” located a 7-minute walk from Himeji Station and within walking distance of several major hotels. The lectures will cover a wide range of topics such as scientific/academic research, horticulture, conservation, etc. We are planning to bring in English-Japanese interpreters so that more Japanese members can participate in the conference. Plant displays and sales booths, including a Japanese top-class CP nursery, will be available in the same building during the conference. The conference banquet is to be held on May 23 or 24 at a near-by restaurant, where you can enjoy a good mix of Japanese and Western cuisines together with an impressive nighttime view of Himeji Castle. On May 25, we are planning a special day trip to the Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center. We will be guided through the amazing collections of Nepenthes, Sarracenia, and other carnivorous plants in the spectacular carnivorous plant greenhouse as well as the backyard. You will be meeting the giant N. clipeata and N. pervillei that were introduced in the 2018 ICPS conference. On May 26, we will enjoy an excursion to see the local habitats of Drosera rotundifolia, D. tokaiensis, and D. lunata, and maybe a few Utricularia, and then a trip to Tokyo for an overnight stay. On the following day (May 27), we will visit the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa, the Japanese endemic butterwort, on Mt. Nyoho, Nikko City. Note that it might be too early to see the flowers. Details including dates of the field trips will be finalized shortly. The 2020 ICPS Conference will be hosted by the three Japanese CP societies: The Japanese Carnivorous Plant Society (JCPS), The Carnivorous Plant Exploration Society (CPES), and The Tokai Carnivorous Plant Society (TCPS). These 3 societies mainly cover the Kanto, Kansai, and Tokai regions, respectively, and have been collaborating with each other and contributing to the prevalence and awareness of carnivorous plants in Japan. More information on the conference will be posted when it becomes available. We are looking forward to seeing you in Himeji in May 2020!
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    Hi here’s some watercolour paintings of lowii and veitchii, the pieces are up for sale if anyone is interested.
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    I repotted my selenicerios grandiflora into a ten inch pot this year and it has rewarded me with eight flowers opening together.
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    Very nice!! Well done!!!
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    Hello so over the past few years I have been looking for nepenthes everywhere as they always seem to grow in disturbed areas along the side of the road. Nepenthes Macfarlenei (Genting/Ulu Kali summit) Nepenthes Albomarginata Penang Hill.Nepenthes Rafflesiana Giant Bako during a very dry season so all the cups where quite smallNepenthes Ampullaria BakoDrosera Spathulata var BakoensisNepenthes ampullaria BauNepenthes mirabilis seeds in Bau the plant actually got bulldozed and was practically dead with a bunch of mature amps all bulldozed.Nepenthes Gracilis Equine ParkThank you.
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    Welcome! You got a really great collection there :)
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    I don't have a greenhouse so everything here has to survive the elements. I rarely lose any too the weather.
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    Just a quick few photos of the habitat and some of plants of Utricularia vulgaris in mass-flowerings in the vast Kopački rit wetlands in north-eastern Croatia a fortnight ago. Sorry the photos don't really do the utric justice... they were really en-masse but very hard to photograph.
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    Looking good! It's a nice idea to make it look more natural than just a long vining plant leaning against a bamboo stick.
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    Nice one Jorge! , I will try something like that.....
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    To package drosera you can put a plastic cup upside down and seal it with tape :)
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    Sorry for really late Nepenthes pictures from Sajingan
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    I use pure coconut peat, perlite +perlite and sphagnum it works well for me only for lowland nepenthes. For highland nepenthes i use kanuma or akadama for nepenthes with a top dressing of sphagnum moss. It works better with live spag on top as they like to root in it.\ The only highland nepenthes that have grown well in coconut coir is rigidfolia and species similar.
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    Nepenthes in Bau video I forgot to post. For growing information Nepenthes Were growing in sand and clay soil. Ampullaria only had basal in very very high humidity and good light. Ampullaria vines get full sun and produce a lot of flowers when in these conditions. Gracilis only grew in brighter places. Humidity was like 95% and temp was 32-34 Celsius. 4F37E504-FC14-4DCD-9FD6-92B29FCB2B50.MOV
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    Nepenthes In Rawang. Nepenthes Mirabilis. Nepenthes Mirabilis x Gracilis. Random Mutt. Habitat shot. Video. Some conditions I noticed in Rawang. The soil was pure clay It was 99% humid Best plants got the highest humidity and brightest light. All the foliage was wet.
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    Kuching was cancelled do to medical stuff. But I did go to Genting Highlands and they are building a huge thing on the summit on the last montane vegetation. But I did get some photos of Nepenthes and some other stuff. It was very foggy and cold up there. Nepenthes ramispina. Nepenthes Sanguinea. Nepenthes macfarlenei. Nepenthes Sanguinea x Ramispina Other stuff. Just to let you know for growing conditions. The soil was always made of granite and sometimes have a little bit of moss on top but was very leached. It is 3/4 of the day foggy and drizzling all year and when fog clears there is intense sunlight. Macfarlenei likes to grow in shadier areas and has very long tendrils. Genting Nepenthes ramispina and Macfarlenei only seem to grow on the peak. But Nepenthes Sanguinea grows lower down. From tests using legally collected plants Nepenthes Sanguinea is the only plants you can 100% grow in lowland unlike Nepenthes Ramispina and Macfarlenei will struggle to pitcher.
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    Blocky71 how big are the pots You are growing those Bug sarras in?