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  1. May 15th and the flowers are at about full height Pitcher production is well underway
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  2. I swear d capensis germinates sexually mature, as in I have had seedlings much smaller than 4 inches flower, I have also noticed (I have a lot of d capensis) that the leaves come out folded and flower stems are curled like in the photo, leave it a few weeks if its a flower and you don't want seed then cut it off, if its leaves and they are fine then nothing to worry about and happy growing regards paul
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  3. Hope someone can shed some light on this for me... As of yet all the new leaves that have come up on my plants have been simply folded in two, as if hinged with the hinged part moving out to form the part with tentacles. Now one of my plants (still small only ~4 inches high) is growing leaves that are coming up in spirals, is this a leaf or a more mature way of sending them out. Could it be something else like a flower spike (surely the plant is too small). Any ideas or help would be great.
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  4. Weekend surprise, a red hairy floral scape. Um abraço.
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  5. My Dads Mammillaria is flowering again. It seems to like the heat in the conservatory.
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  6. Ok, picture time, only a couple unfortunately, as I had to work quickly and nestle it among my other neps. hopefully it'll take to my room and I'll be able to supply more pictures of a settled and happy hamata soon. whole plant: and a lone pitcher- it's very green, anyone else with a clone 4able to tell me if it retains this colouration? the raff, ready to go in with my lowlands and the trunc in the mini bun case
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  7. Well, my new baby is here, got it straight in a seal easy bag on my windowsill, the trunc is still quite small so I've decided to try that in one of my bun case mini terraria. Pics to follow whennl I get home from work. I have to say I was very impressed with the strength of the root system on all three plants I received from Andreas, they all look great to me
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  8. I'm not very good with plants and the ones I've ever taken care of are ones pushed onto me unwillingy by other people. As you can imagine, someone who is forced to take care of something is not going to enjoy it and has a higher probably of failing than someone who is highly motivated to suceed. This is the first time I've ever wanted to take care of a plant AND suceed. I've always been fascinated with carnivorous plants and I've always hated bugs. I like things that serve both function and decor. A plant that is beautiful AND kills bugs/can dispose of the bugs I kill? Can 1+1 = 2 any better?
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  9. I was going to say that looks like a G14 X Dentate (Fake Dracula), and it is. http://www.vftshop.com/images/bigPics/g14xdentate09.jpg
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  10. Great news and thing I have the same happen to me here. Finger crossed for us both.
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  11. I will have to look into it more and when I have more plants I will be testing just what they can and can't cope with.
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  12. Was a shock to me to think a plant so small is already sending out flower spikes lol. I will leave this one and see if I can get some seed from it. I hope it doesn't exhaust the plant but we have some good sun now and it is catching a good amount of food so fingers crossed. Thanks for letting me known for the life of me I couldn't find any images of newly emerged flower spikes to compare it with.
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  13. They usually grow small traps and fat leaves in spring as they are more concerned with photosynthesising after the winter before concerning themselves with trapping insects.
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  14. You are usually better off re-potting it sooner rather than later in the growing season as the roots also get longer as the weather gets warmer. Deeper pots with a lower water level should help avoid the rotting of the new growth, a long with a better mix.
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  15. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it really depends. I usually try to get the general public's opinion. With Sarracenia, the general public has typically favored the following characteristics: 1) dark veins 2) contrasting colors (ie. white top, green body) 3) extreme red throats 4) shapely, symmetrical mouths and lids 5) clones that can produce huge or gigantic traps 6) weird mutants, like no lid, or anthocyanin free plants (although this is debatable, as some people hate them). 7) Bright white plants, or plants with more white than "normal" 8) solid, deep colors 9)
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  16. I wish springfield was my business, you should see the house of the owner, in fact google map it and have a look, its HUGE. to be fair your most likely right about location being the difference in mark ups, I would very much like to buy a house for the prices you guys pay up north, id imagine the disparity filters into everything else as well. im a one man band (not counting my granddad who is a master horticulturist but increasingly senile, its why I currently have 40 unlabelled dahlias and 150 penstemon missing!!) love the bloke to bits but sometimes just sometimes, I have lots of trade
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  17. Well, this is a very good news, I can't wait to see them opened . Utricularia striatula {Sibuyan, Philippines} :
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  18. Hi there! As you may already have seen, Fernando did the announcement of the new species we have just published: http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=43805&pid=307353&st=0entry307353. Here the link to the summary of the article: http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2011/f/p00029p040f.pdf However, there are really few photos of this beautiful species on web, so I'll post some new photos so you can know Drosera quartzicola better! This species was first discovered by Fernando in 1996, but only now it was formally published! I have to thank Fernando for letting me
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  19. Another flowering plant (until now I've only seen two open flowers of D. quartzicola): close A plant with a juvenile scape: Plants with fruits: During the dry season the plants may lose it's mucilage: But some resistant plants maintain some active leaves, although much smaller than the ones produced during the wet season: Some habitat photos: And here some photos of the small globular trichomes that cover almost all the plant surfaces. We think that these trichomes are able to capture the humidity from the air, as the species that possess it (D. chrysolepis,
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