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  1. The temperature is a bit low and maybe the main reason they didn't do well. A minimum of 10 or 12 C would be better. You could try some high altitude highland types like diatas, singalana which a tough but not too difficult. Or maybe a maxima but keep it on the dry side if the temperatures are very low. Assuming they can stand the cold for long periods the problem will be root rotting if the soil is wet.
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  2. Stephen used to use moorland gold for his plants,cuttings will root in it but they hardly grow at all in MG,you have taken the first step repotting back into a peat mix,this should show results later this year,failing that try a pellet or two of Osmocote.
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  3. I grow Vogelli, but not the hybrid heres a pic of mine, its been a slow grower https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10421172_10152586893595098_254462079280944480_n.jpg?oh=f9594bdb53decb378159821477f8bfb9&oe=56338130
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  4. Many lowlanders will grow intermediate, but just grow more slowly. I grow an albomarginata as a highland and its one of my fastest growing 'highlanders'...
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  5. I think more Cephalotus have been killed in terraria than by any other means.
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  6. Artificial light in a terrarium, mines doing great
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  7. A survey of the examples of various varieties members grow by state or county of origin might yield something more meaningful. Especially for S. f. var. atropurpurea.
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  8. If you have mealy bug on the pitchers, simply applying a dab of methylated spirit onto the bug will kill it instantly. Root mealy bugs are much more difficult to treat.
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  9. I lost a lot of my cacti to mealy bugs, they're hard to eradicate.
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  10. It depends what water you are boiling. If you boil RO water it's fine. Boiled rainwater would be OK too. However whomsoever told you that boiled tap water was good for carnivorous plants should be put up against a wall and rigorously verbally abused ( unless of course the tap water has a very very low salt content to begin with). BOILING WATER WILL CONCENTRATE THE SALT CONTENT. As for the method of watering you stand the pot in a tray or saucer of suitable water and keep an inch (2.5 cm) plus water level all summer. Do not spray Drosera.
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  11. I purchased this as gramnifolia (off these forums) and it clearly isn't. UK hardy - it has survived in my cold frame for 2 winters. There are two plants it looks similar too, but I do not want to guess. An ID would be appreciated. Thanks.
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  12. Sorry, this is the best photo of the leaves I can offer until tomorrow. Thanks. Link: http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz309/TheFriendlyGiant/P1070527.jpg
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  13. That one was of the plants I thought but the flower shape was different. I will add a photo of the leaves in a moment. Thank you for your input. I appreciate it. Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
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  14. Real beauties, I particularly like the MK F88
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  15. GazCez, sorry to hear of your disappointing experiences. I have a friend that ever since he was a small child he wanted to operate a tropical fish store. He eventually rented a space in town and opened his store. He was really happy, but after a year he sold his store and quit. He said the reason he no longer enjoyed his store was that although the vast majority of his customers were great, at least once a week someone was so critical and complained that it completely ruined his joy. Dealing with the public is a challenge.
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