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  1. Hello and a happy new year, like every year my U. menziesii are in flower:
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  2. It was suggested that, since Brexit, the UK & EU sales & trading sections be separated. This is due to Customs, CITES & Phytosanitary certificate requirements. I've done this now, although there's no way I'm going to go through and move historical posts around to put them in the right section. That would be a hell of a lot of work.
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  3. I'd like to welcome Marcel van den Broek to the moderating staff of CPUK Forum. Marcel is eagle eyed for spammers and I'm sure he'll do a great job helping to keep things clean and tidy. Thank you for your service, @Marcel van den Broek
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  4. A bunch of pucs from my tropical greenhiuse, some are from 2020 others more recent :) received_719069172303552.webp received_5680486071976977.webp received_127415405903678.webp
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  5. Hello all, at this link of Italian CP Society website - https://www.aipcnet.it/carnivorous-docs/ - you can find and download, in addition to some interesting Pdf-English version of some articles published on our journal, the following "Special Issues", numbers of our newsletter completely devoted to one subject: - “The Mexican Pinguicula” - by Gabriele Basso - “The Drosera petiolaris complex” - by Maurizio Saroldi - “A tour of the Venezuelan Gran Sabana and some of its Tepuis” -by Andy Smith - “Carnivorous field trip in Abruzzo” – by Gabriele Basso - And the new
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Thanks. Here is my lovely D. modesta. Still waiting for my U. aureomaculata to open. So close now.
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  11. One of the early wet season Drosera, part of the Petiolaris Complex. Interestingly, in an area about 1 kilometre long by 100 metres wide (between canopied woodland forest and wet season inundated ground) it almost carpeted the ground and was the only Drosera present. Habitat: generally open area with very little or no canopy, soil a sandy loam with lateritic gravel sometimes with scattered larger lateritic rocks.
    3 points
  12. Now that 2020 is ending, only the photos of what I saw remain.
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Should be fixed now.
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  16. P.mariae P.vulgaris subsp anzalonei
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  17. 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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  18. Hi All, Newbie here with some photos etc of my S.Asbo from Southwest CP last year. I wanted one for ages and took the plunge, I wasn't disappointed at all, even though it cost me £50.00. I hope you like the photos as it seems (from my googleing) that there is little information out there on these.. (7) 'Sarracenia Asbo' Trumpet Pitcher Plant - YouTube (7) Sarracenia Asbo unboxing - YouTube Enjoy. Regards, Chris Staffordshire, UK.
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  19. Just a suggestion. Could it be D. spatulata the spoon-leaved sundew? I am not an expert but those leaves do appear spoon shaped and it appears very similar to my D. spatulata. However, I do know that D. tokaiensis is D. (spatulata x rotundifolia) so there are very clear similarities between tokaiensis and spatulata. Kind regards, Rob
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  20. Cephalotus 'Bananito' is seedgrown C. 'Eden Black" x self. The clone has unusual tall, slim and quite elongated pitchers in the adult pitchers... Cephalotus 'Bananito' left versus its parent C. 'Eden Black' right
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  22. Hi everybody ampullaria 'Lady Pauline' fusca platychila inermis see you soon
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  23. Hello I have some available but I do not ship to the USA
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  24. 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
    2 points
  25. 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
    2 points
  26. 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.
    2 points
  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. ... and finishing off the main structure. Still bracing to complete followed by the doors and vents. And then the glazing
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  30. 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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  31. Thank you so much, I was already very sceptical because Lowii tends to be rare. I think I will still get one it's a pretty nice looking hybrid.
    1 point
  32. I can,t see my messages,where to access them on my works tablet now. Anyone got any ideas? Very easy before the up date,a pain in the arse now. Ada
    1 point
  33. Hi Flytrap_canada and nice to see you back after a long time. Look forward to the sharing of the knowledge! Cheers Steve
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  34. Could I use a big undrained concrete trough as a bog garden? If I can, the only problem would be where to put it and how to move it. I live in Texas, so should I put it in full sun? I’m afraid the sun will literally incinerate them.
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  35. Do not feed until next summer. The New soil Most likelly have all it needs. Br Magnus
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  36. Looks like the moderators have a new member or two to ban
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  37. Copper is good at stopping slugs. At least the ones I have in my garden dont ever cross copper. So I have put old copper pipes around my crop garden. I dont have a bog, but i imagine it makes no difference.
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  38. I've haven't found the need for supports on VFTs but have used these for Sarrs... Support Ring, they're a bit flimsy and probably wouldn't be much use outdoors but seem OK in the greenhouse.
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  39. Welcome to our carnivorous plant speed contest! Four carnivorous genera qualified for our speed contest and they all give their best. Is Aldrovanda able to keep up even against the water resistance? How well does the famous Venus flytrap? Does the sundew that is usually regarded quite sedate have a chance at all in this competition? And what's the story with the southern bladderwort? Examined in detail with the help of time lapse as well as slow motion shots. English subtitles provided, enjoy! Special thanks go to Dr. Simon Poppinga and his team of the Plant Biomechanics Group of the U
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  40. Not sure the plants mind at all but boy it makes for an unpleasant greenhouse
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  41. Hello, I'm not a Nepenthes expert, but the two dark ones don't look very hopeful I'm afraid. Is there any green in the stem at all? The other two look like they'll be ok. I tend to prioritise humidity with new plants - I use a ziplock bag for each pot so that I can gradually open them when each plant starts growing. Does the propagator completely mist up? If so, good! Your mix looks good and well-drained, so I'd keep them on the moist side. They won't need watering much at all if the humidity is close to 100%. Light is less important at first, so I wouldn't keep them too close t
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  42. despite i'm not fond of chemistry i find your video really interesting!
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  43. Apart from Heliamphora I also put other CPs in my highland terraria but it depends on the current amount of space, part of the year etc. Some, like Cephalotus for example, grow outdoors most part of the year. This time I'm adding couple pictures of temporary inhabitants... Okay, some Helis as well :) All are relatively young plants.
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  44. I had the opertunity to take a Malaysian friend "plant hunting" yesterday We explored a few sites within the New Forest snaps 1362 by elvis g, on Flickr snaps 1363 by elvis g, on Flickr snaps 1364 by elvis g, on Flickr snaps 1365 by elvis g, on Flickr snaps 1366 by elvis g, on Flickr snaps 1367 by elvis g, on Flickr snaps 1368 by elvis g, on Flickr snaps 1369 by elvis g, on Flickr snaps 1373 by elvis g, on Flickr snaps 1375 by elvis g, on Flickr snaps 1376 by elvis g, on Flickr
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