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  1. The Florida Panhandle is one of the world's most important areas for biodiversity. This nine-day trip to the Gulf Coast states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi was arranged to explore the longleaf pine forests. Historically, these ecosystems once stretched right across the South, nearly unbroken, from Virginia to Florida to Texas. Today less than 5 percent remains of the 90-million acre original system, which included open pine savannas with a lush understory of native grasses and groundcover. These forests host a remarkably diverse plant and animal community that includes some 3
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  2. Hi all, it has been some time since my last post with photos here. I have moved to a new house two years back, built some new growing spaces, improved my lighting systems... There is still a lot of to do (like a greenhouse), but the plants are currently growing fine, which I would like to share. I have three main growing spaces: grow tent with a 220 W led source, used only for the winter (the plants are otherwise in the garden) and two aquariums rebuilt for the plants, one for helis with 90 W led source and one with led stripes, circa 75 W in total. Hope you will like it.
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  3. Drosophyllum lusitanicum is good catcher of mosquitos. It seems they catch only males. They have large antenaes, females don't have only small ones.
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  4. Back in February I posted a few photos of the 2,000l carnivorous plant bog that I had sunk in our garden. What follows are a few photos of how it has grown over the past months. It still needs a couple more growing seasons to fill-in but the plants have put on a good show for their first year. Also completed, nine months after commissioning, is the pitcher plant sculpture that should help create year-round interest, even when the real plants are in their winter dormancy. I have high hopes for next year!
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  5. Hi Rob, If only I was that talented! I commissioned a master blacksmith back in November to make the sculpture. Although we had agreed the design in general terms, he was unable to start making the sculpture until Easter. This was in-part due to demand for his time and partly due to COVID making a repair to a piece of equipment take longer than he'd hoped. He also wanted to see how the plants grow and their morphology, beyond what he could determine from books and photos: so we had to wait until an indoor plant was showing pitchers in all stages of development (about end-March here
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  6. Thanks. Here is my lovely D. modesta. Still waiting for my U. aureomaculata to open. So close now.
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  7. Hi, I like to show you some pics of my tuberous Drosera. D. browniana D. collina D. erythorhiza D. lowriei, giant form D. aff. stolonifera, mini hills form
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  8. Hi everyone, Recently I had the opportunity to travel to the USA to see sarracenias in situ. I would love to share some photos with all of you. My First location was Greenville Co. in South Carolina. Thank you very much ! Gustavo
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  9. Hello everyone, There are a lot of amazing pictures of heliamphora and a lot of talented growers with perfect plants growing in perfect conditions. I've been growing heliamphora in amateur conditions in my bedroom for almost 8 years now and I just wanted to share that it's possible to have nice plants without extra night temperature drops or expensive cooling systems. Having said that, I'm a bit of a plant freak and I'd love to provide my plants with the best conditions possible, so I'm constantly thinking of employing an efficient and cost-effective cooling system. In my situation, I'm t
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  10. Due to social distancing and the closure of schools. I had lunch while working from home, looking over a few plants. Hope you enjoy them. I also noticed my Utricularia aureomaculata is about to bloom, so I'll post a picture of that when it does
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  11. Mantis vs. Sceliphron on Nepenthes bicalcarata. The digger wasp Sceliphron caementarium captures spiders for its brood, so it is quite fortified; however, the adult wasps feed on vegetarian food. These wasps are quite crazy about the nectar on our N. bicalcarata couple. A couple of spontaneously intruded praying mantises lurks from their branches below our greenhouse roof, which inevitably leads to an encounter of the predatory insects. Who is going to become the booty? Here the shreds fly: Exciting pictures from our CP-greenhouse with extra spooky soundtrack. Enjoy!
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  12. Should be fixed now.
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  13. P.mariae P.vulgaris subsp anzalonei
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  14. Hi all, I hope everyone is safe during these strange times. If you're at home, you'll have time to take care of your plants ;) As a professional gardener, I continue to work (our plants still need our attention!), with most my attention devoted to our beloved plants. Ironically, these dramatic times are beneficial for plants... Most of our projects are postponed (including the project of a new house completely dedicated to carnivorous plants...), and we could take time for botany and horticulture. As many of you are confined at home, I decided to take time this week end to post
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  15. Last autumn I had a bog installed in the sunniest corner of our south-west facing rear garden. Having been a collector of carnivorous plants for many years this modest-sized bog garden now affords me to develop a more permanent display in the garden. At around 3.5m (long) x 4.2m (at its widest), the total volume of materials required to fill it comprised: 1,600 litres of peat; 400kg of horticultural sand (lime-free, of course), 400 litres of perlite. The compositional mix varies, depending on the intended location of the various plant types. Planting has started this weekend with 25x
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  16. Hi all, Just wanted to share this Drosera rotundifolia I found growing on Bodmin moor in the UK. They were once more widespread here, but following a recent expansion of the A30 road, a long strip of the plants were destroyed, along with some bog orchid species. This photo is taken of a population that grows about 200m from the road.
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  17. Some pictures of Drosophyllum 'in-situ' Location: Portugal, Mata da Machada and Santiago do Cacém Date:29/12/2019 and 30/12/2019 New Pictures added from Santiago do Cacém, date: 05/01/2020. Best regards, Cumprimentos / best regards, Nelson José Luís Gaspar Associação Portuguesa de Plantas Carnívoras www.appcarnivoras.org forum.appcarnivoras.org twitter.com/appcarnivoras instagram.com/appcarnivoras facebook.com/appcarnivoras facebook.com/groups/appcarnivoras
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  18. Hi everybody ampullaria 'Lady Pauline' fusca platychila inermis see you soon
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  19. Fortunately its a capensis so is nigh on indestructible, how long have you had it? has it dried out? has it been over 30C? what water have you been using to water it? Anyhow, assuming its a physical manifestation rather than pests, remove the dead brown bits, stand it in a tray of rainwater/distilled/RO water till at least September about 25mm deep, give it every last photon of light you can, but not excessive temperatures and it will come back all dewey and green. Then repot in spring if you want/need to using a 50/50 mix of Sphagnum moss peat and perlite. Cheers Steve
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  20. Hi. Yes putting a bit of water in nepenthes pitchers can help shipped plants settle down. Neps are not fussy and almost any plant feed is good at half strength. Standing in a bit of water is ok occasionally If you are away. Or try a tray of sand, stand on that and water sand well to the point of water logging , should last a while
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  21. Hello everybody, Recently, I've been obsessed by all the tepuis Heliamphoras grow at and started to collect Heliamphora clones from different tepuis to collect them all one day. But I noticed something strange to me. In numerous articles I read about tepuis I haven't come across the name Apacapa tepui, which was strange, as it is my favourite location of H.exappendiculata. When I googled specifically "Apacapa" tepui I only got results showing web pages of sellers (like Wistuba) and grower that all have their plants labelled "Apacapa tepui", no literature or scientific articles at all.
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  22. Never fear! You do not need a chemistry book to understand this film. Showing a bunch of beautiful sundew species and hybrids, we explain really briefly and clear why particular chemical ingredients of the sundews are not only interesting as cough medicine for homeopathy, but also as traits for taxonomy, in a manner as comprehensible for laypersons as possible. The featured chemical analysis (TLC) is helpful for the description of novel species and gains an additional dimension by the fact that most true species produce only one naphthoquinone or none, while hybrids show the chemistr
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  23. Hi everyone. Plants are great to get relaxed a bit in these difficult times! Nepenthes mollis Heliamphora ceracea Heliamphora huberi Drosera tomentosa var. glabrata and Cephalotus 'Hummer's Giant' Macodes petola (orchid) Wide view Greetings, Florent
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  24. ... and finishing off the main structure. Still bracing to complete followed by the doors and vents. And then the glazing
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  25. Hi, Continuing with the chronicle of my trip through the southeast of the USA, second location was Baldwin co. in Alabama, to pay a visit to the famous Splinter Hill Bog. It was the beginning of April and the bog although lacking the exuberance of summer or autumn, had the discreet charm of the first spring pitchers of which some of us are devoted, and of course flowers. Recent controlled burn.
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  26. U. alpina x campbelliana
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  27. Some pictures of Drosophyllum 'in-situ' Location: Portugal, Mata da Machada and Santiago do Cacém Date:29/12/2019 and 30/12/2019 New Pictures added from Santiago do Cacém, date: 05/01/2020. Best regards, Cumprimentos / best regards, Nelson José Luís Gaspar Associação Portuguesa de Plantas Carnívoras www.appcarnivoras.org forum.appcarnivoras.org twitter.com/appcarnivoras instagram.com/appcarnivoras facebook.com/appcarnivoras facebook.com/groups/appcarnivoras
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  28. My offshoot is from Matthias Maier (Green Jaws). As far as I know, he never sold Carniflora plants as rare clones .
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  29. I finally found my password so to celebrate this here are some pictures of tuberous drosera d.rupicola d.zonaria geante d.tubaestylis d.Prophylla d.orbiculata d.Magna X d.erythrorhiza var imbecilla d.Lowrie geante d.Heterophylla d.erythrorhiza d.Basifolia by jp
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  30. Illegal Plant Trading It has come to the attention of Admin and the Moderators that increasing numbers of illegal trades in live plants are being carried out between forum members. The purpose of CPUK forum is not to facilitate such trades. Illegal trades are defined as those that do not meet legal requirements for plant import and/or export, either in the UK, USA or other territories. Trading with third parties for plants of suspect origin may also be included in this definition. Forum policy is that those caught engaging in illegal plant trading will be immediately and permanently banishe
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  31. Fascinating video, thanks. Kind regards, Rob
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  32. You said the true another time... but I help my luck: I grow a single species of Mexican pinguicula: pinguicula gigantea good night, my friend!! I hope in future to see some photos of your other pinguiculas
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  33. Argo you are the "lucky" one to have aphids land on your gigantea ...for me they always hide on young plants of smaller species
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  34. There is a new paper on Heliamphora phylogeny and biogeography here: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.29.068395v1.full It uses DNA to work out the relationships of Heliamphora and includes all but one named species and two as yet undescribed species. Most of the species evolve locally but there are a few long distance dispersal events.
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  35. It looks beautiful to me
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  36. Cheers all - I have got over Ben's death and ordered some more Bens, who will be treated far more harshly, outside living, plenty of flies and North-Western weather. :)
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  37. Very interesting. Thank you. Rob
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  38. This little winter Dudley Watts pitcher has just opened this morning!! I love this miniature!! Of course plant from Harro;-)
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  39. Hi everyone. I've built an interactive guide to Nepenthes species: https://www.carnivorousplants.co.uk/resources/nepenthes-interactive-guide/ It includes a lowland/highland temperature chart, and a species list which can be sorted by altitudinal range or alphabetically, as required. I've also created a hybrid calculator, which can estimate the ideal conditions for a hybrid based on its parents' habitats. Many thanks to Rob Cantley of BE for suggesting this feature. I hope other growers find this useful. I'm keen to update and improve it based on feedback - several people have s
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  40. The best schizandra I ever grew I grew in an unheated room in an East facing window, growing in lfs, watered with distilled water enough to keep it nice and damp but not soaking wet. Temps were never higher (and often lower) then 15/16C for the high and about 4C, or a bit lower, for the low, humidity was around 70% to 80%+. Plant went from about a centimeter across when I got it in November to about 15 or 16 centimeters in March when it flowered. Unfortunately, when summer rolled around and the temps went up, it promptly died. .
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  41. Hello Some time ago I Found this nice population of Drosera intermedia. The site was quite small but there where many plants. The plants where growing in peaty sand near a pond. In the winter the whole location is probably very wet or partly submerged. I also noticed that the plants where much smaller then the plants I grow myself. They were only 3.5 cm high. Some close-ups: Overview:
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  42. Really nice plants! Thanks for sharing.
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  43. Hello Everyone, I would like to provide and update on my attempts to grow a N ampullaria on a windowsill in the UK. I've always wanted to grow this plant. But since my girlfriend moved in, the space I'm allowed to dedicate to carnivorous plants has been somewhat restricted ("houses are for people, not for carnivorous plants" she says). So unfortunately I don't have space for a terrarium large enough to house a Nepenthes. A couple of years ago I thought I'd see whether it was possible to grow this plant on a windowsill. I bought a nice speckled ampullaria from Andreas Wistuba and si
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  44. Hey CP-fans! In April I had the chance to explore into the Sierra Madre range on the Philippine main island of Luzon. This region is very poorly known biologically, and rarely visited. After riding into the remote Casignan River valley on a rural jeep, the locals in Barangay Lipuga were really surprised to see the first foreign tourist that had found them ever...I got a warm welcome and a place to sleep in the new Barangay hall. The next day was spent on a 7.5 hours hike to the summit of Mount Bintuod (ca. 1935m asl), where we encountered a healthy population of N.ventricosa: dry sea
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  45. I'm from sunny Essex. Thats the North Eastern part of London for those geographically challenged persons! For the CP's its good for sunshine but RELATIVELY low for rainfall as the UK goes!
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