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  1. My usual potting medium for Venus Flytraps is composed of sphagnum peat moss, silica sand, desalinated coir and some perlite. But Matt Miller of FlytrapCare.com, Joel Garner of JoelsCarnivorousPlants.com, and others have opined that pure long-fiber sphagnum moss ("LFS") encourages more, better and faster growth, and thicker, more healthy roots. Nearly everyone recommends a "high-quality" long-fiber sphagnum moss, although it's a bit obscure what exactly "high quality" means in terms of sphagnum moss. Most recommended is long-fiber sphagnum from New Zealand, and one recommended brand is "Be
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  2. Some photos of pinguicula alpina, in the North of Italy Pinguicula alpina di blackd.712, su Flickr And the flower Bye
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  3. Ahh,thats one of my crosses originally. I'm going to try Brooks hybrid orange with a large seed grown Hurricane creek leuco,when it opens! ada
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  4. This was the beastie last autumn, one branch was removed for a cutting which didnt take, the remaing branch has got bigger and there are basals coming up,
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  5. I would like to share the flowers stalk from Drosera 'Marston Dragon' This is one of the biggest flower stalk I've ever seen. Althought I don't have many different plants, I see a lot of flowers of Drosera from internet. My Marston Dragon didn't bloom every flower and I think all the flowers didn't bloom (open) fully. I was lucky to still see some nice flowers. On another side note. With flowers coming out from the plant. I realized that leaf unfold from the top and flowers unfold from the bottom. Check the last 2 photo to see what I mean. This is a leaf fro
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  6. id be interested to know how people take leaf cuttings i tend to find if you can take the leaf off as close to the source as possible.i trace the leaf back to the stem and prise it of with small screwdiver or something similar.i then get about 95% success rate of rooting heres a cutting after about a month and a half another maybe 3 or 4 weeks later and about a year later and about a year and a half later
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  7. D. hamiltonii Esperance, SW Australia Third year in a row I've gotten flowers. The other plants I have are 2-3 weeks behind in flower development. I've stored some of the pollen in hopes it will remain viable.
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  8. Beautiful D. latifolia, thanks for sharing. Best regards, Rodrigo
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  9. @Mantrid-- Thank you for your comments above about making a fair comparison in an experiment. They seem very valid and are important points to consider. Regarding long-fiber sphagnum as a potting medium-- I live in an almost desertlike environment with very harsh, hot, dry winds and very little humidity (often in the single digits). But Matt (Miller, FlytrapCare.com) and his comments and photos, along with others' reports and photos, have convinced me to try long-fiber sphagnum moss again as a growing medium. For the actual experiment (the first post in this thread was just a joke) I p
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  10. Hi, I for avoid the bad smells make fake rainings during the spring and summer. The soil dren and clean with new water and not stagnant water. It work well for me. I do many several time in a year. And looks really well. Best regards
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