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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.
    8 points
  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. Here they are. Plants of a friend of mine
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  5. 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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  6. 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
    4 points
  7. 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.
    4 points
  8. 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
    4 points
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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
    4 points
  12. Here are the first photos of my greenhouse this year. I'll add to them as the season progresses. Mainly flavas on this side: Hybrids in the centre: Alata (not in shot), leucophylla, oreophila and sundry other plants on the right: As I've repotted nearly all my plants I have one or two divisions kept under the bench: And finally for now, here's a photo of my Goldie which fortunately has survived brown rhizome rot:
    3 points
  13. Something people from the East coast of North America probably see frequently, but for me it is very exciting to induce Utricularia inflata flowering at home, after a few years growing it (container with clean water obviously just for the photo). It is a very elegant plant, the peduncle ca. 15-20 cm long, and can get much longer. And the flowers are nicely scented.
    3 points
  14. Drosera pauciflora (Ivory/soft yellow colored, Malmesbury South-Africa) February 2021
    3 points
  15. Now that 2020 is ending, only the photos of what I saw remain.
    3 points
  16. 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!
    3 points
  17. Should be fixed now.
    3 points
  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.
    2 points
  19. Dirk Ventham’s Giant was not originally grown by Adrian Slack, this is misleading information. I should know as I raised it. Dirk Venthem.
    2 points
  20. 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
    2 points
  21. 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
    2 points
  22. 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
    2 points
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  24. Hi everybody ampullaria 'Lady Pauline' fusca platychila inermis see you soon
    2 points
  25. Hello I have some available but I do not ship to the USA
    2 points
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. A few days ago it came to our attention that a CPUK member had stated they had a Sarracenia cultivar S. ‘Waccamaw’ (which happens to be a crossing between two S. flava var atropurpurea plants) illegally imported into Europe. This member was subsequently banned from CPUK. The reason for the ban was two-fold. Firstly, no Phytosanitary Certificate was obtained. Apart from being a legal requirement, these inspections are needed for international trading to prevent the spread of pests and diseases (such as the Sarracenia rhizome boring pest). Secondly, all Sarracenia species are pr
    2 points
  30. 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
    2 points
  31. What has worked for me specifically for dionaea ( venus fly traps) is to submerge the plant completely in rain water for one day. You maybe will have to repeat this until the aphids have all died. The first time will kill most but sometimes eggs will hatch later on so the chances are there could be more aphids. Look mostly under the leaves and on the stem .. that's where they like to hide. With a magnifying glass you can easily see them .. I used my iPhone with a magnifying app to take the photos.
    1 point
  32. Hi Serse, this is the shoot from the root of your plant. It's very impressive right from birth. Ch Natale
    1 point
  33. HI, My N. pitopangii is going to flower for the first time. Its a A. Wistuba clone - Ivory color form. Its a male....I m looking for some nice female for him...Best would be of course female N. pitopangii ...but also other interesting species are welcome. thanks Andrej
    1 point
  34. Could do with sales being split - one for UK, one for the EU.
    1 point
  35. 4 months on and Drosophyllum doing well. Now to get them through the winter! I have a cunning plan to get them into a bigger pot next spring without disturbing the roots.
    1 point
  36. In my limited experience this is a very forgiving plant. It should recover as is. It is rain water in the tray, right? Br Magnus
    1 point
  37. Hello Dionaea "Aurora Borealis"
    1 point
  38. I usually check mine with a tds meter.. Below 50ppm and you are ok.. but saying that i mostly have dionaea.. Not sure how pure the water should be for Sarrs and Cephs.
    1 point
  39. I just want to show a flava rugelii clone which has some lightly fenestration or is green veining ? This clone is pretty large. only 2 clones of this seed bud shows this coloration, the others a normal rugelii s without special markings
    1 point
  40. Thanks. Here is my lovely D. modesta. Still waiting for my U. aureomaculata to open. So close now.
    1 point
  41. Keith Wilson has an open day which is always very rewarding to visit http://www.hungryplants.nl/openday.htm Other than him and Gert's http://araflora.nl/ there aren't many proffesional growers you can visit. Carniflora is huge but not open to the public. In Belgium you have Killian and the EEE. So far the events that are known in the dutch ''Vleesetende Planten'' group which right now is the most active carnivorous plant organisation in the Netherlands are these: Saturday, 28 March 2020
    1 point
  42. The last time I got in to the peat argument here, I was pilloried for it. As a flower show exhibitor I need to be well versed in this argument, especially when faced with a representative of the metropolitan let's drive a Prius and crap in the woods club; those who feel that as long as nothing falls within their own tunnel vision, then they'll save the planet by driving an electric car. Start asking where the electricity comes from, and you can see the tell-tale beads of sweat breaking out across their Nivea softened brows. I don't believe the sale of peat will end. Let's put things into
    1 point
  43. Oh of course it's all good luck, 27 years of it Now you mention it I've had 32 years of luck with that weed too, what's it called again? This one .... Oh yes, Darlingtonia
    1 point
  44. From the album: Utricularia

    U. dichotoma (Langwarrin, Victoria)
    1 point