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    Hello,semi 2015
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    Hello all together, after about one and a half years, the house finally is finished. It really took a damn long time, unfortunately much longer than expected. It has been extremely stressful to plan and to coordinate everything. During this long period, i tried to rebuild my collection again in the basement of the now rebuilt house. The species richness of my collection is of course absolutely not comparable to what i grew in the past. Meanwhile most of the plants from the basement are placed again in the house, only a few African Drosera are still in the basement. Nearly all the South American Drosera have suffered in the basement, especially seedlings and a lot of them even died but i had even losses in some Pinguicula and Utricularia. It simply was too cold and partly perhaps too wet because of the nearly not existing air circulation. But now in their new home they grow much better. For Heliamphora, Nepenthes, Sarracenia, Dioneae, Darlingtonia and tubererous Drosera i simply had no place in the cellar during the last 18 months. But since a few weeks i grow again also 3 Heliamphora and one Nepenthes, also a gift. It´s a really good feeling and hopefully one day i will have a nice Heliamphora and Nepenthes collection as before. I would like to thank again all the members (GFP and CPUK) and friends who helped me a little bit to rebuild my collection partially. Many thanks to you for your help. For sure i will be again a more active member here on this forum, after this incident it simply has not been possible. I´m back again. Best regards, Dani
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    Hello my friends, i have really bad news about me and my collection. On 15.10.14, there was a major fire here in Bochum, affected was my parents house. Only a few days before i returned from vacation. Here are some links about it: http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCEQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DmFUAokGYd0Y&ei=XihlVJrRKcj4PKibgOAE&usg=AFQjCNHzdy818wY_jk8JQ9kJnCAQPYhv_g&sig2=CdKNSJ52ITXIQgRfyvP_Ag&bvm=bv.79189006,d.ZWU http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCQQtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D6aZ0fS660Qo&ei=XihlVJrRKcj4PKibgOAE&usg=AFQjCNFHe7EM749AgZCzsFu9EVwhDUYSUQ&sig2=j2ugZxI2V7kcNVBXbCbuUQ&bvm=bv.79189006,d.ZWU http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCcQtwIwAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DWphbKfZlnWc&ei=XihlVJrRKcj4PKibgOAE&usg=AFQjCNGq9ooIii7Oy8axftAsOyZI76crIA&sig2=l9C6Nodg718oRObgbWokvg&bvm=bv.79189006,d.ZWU http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CC0QtwIwBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DhIXTLuK97tA&ei=XihlVJrRKcj4PKibgOAE&usg=AFQjCNHt-LCwmbMjWcm3w4VPHI92w2yvnQ&sig2=4YwyrKrcQZ9IXyevN_QXdw&bvm=bv.79189006,d.ZWU I also lived there in a seperated area with about 80m2 for myself, with private entrance and garden area. My plants were located mainly in my section, nearly only indoor culture as most of you already know. In the last time i have not been a very active member but for sure a lot of you know something about me and my plants and the rarity of some of them. On this day, unfortunately I have lost everything I ever have obsessed, all memories of the past, all possessions, all documents, pictures, data on the computers, all my documents and of course all my plants. The only thing that has stayed with me on material things is my mountain bike, which was in the basement and my car which has been damaged by the fire, it has been taken away by the fire department to prevent even worse. Even my hardy plants, mainly Pinguicula and some Drosera have probably not managed it because of the tremendous heat. The fire department only protected the surrounding houses in principle and started to stop the fire when it was too late for our house. Fortunately i could get my parents out of the house, my much beloved cat Mira unfortunately not. Unfortunately it wasn´t possible for me to save her as well, the fire had just lit too quickly. I had to decide between my parents and my cat. At the moment I am totally exhausted and can barely sleep because of nightmares every night and must take medication to get halfway through the day. I had recently received a lot of inquiries regarding plants. This is also the reason why I wanted to explain everything here and wanted to apologize for not answering. Unfortunately right now I have to think about other things. Best regards, Dani
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    More updates of this plant , quite impressive color in the spring.
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    The whole cutting goes into the bag mate, either straight into some soaked moss or if it's easier, into a pot filled with sphagnum then bag the whole thing up . it's a good idea to try different techniques though so give your water method a try if you have the material. My bagged cuttings are just left in the bag on a bathroom windowsill as its a frosted window. I think direct sun through a window would be damaging so avoid this at this time of year, natural daylight through a window not in direct sun should be fine. Good luck
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    Nice plant Jcal but I'm sure there was a ' gentleman's agreement ' that you don't include the lid..... I guess it's like including your ball bag when measuring your knob.....
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    Maxima, tobaica, adnata, truncata, basically anything that grows around 1000m altitude should fine, although you don't mention your actual temperatures. Probably best avoid anything that grows over 2000 m altitude although singalana seems adaptable to house plant conditions. Sometimes you just have to try, different clones of the same species react differently.