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    Sundew with no dew

    Hi! My Drosera capensis giant too is growing always outside, minimum -5 C... it is still green and alive, with a very very little dew due to the frost... the most leaves are without dew... my friend that lives in mountain sent me photos of his capensis... they die every winter and grow again in spring... but he told me that a year ago, when he had -11 C and all the water an the peat was an ice cube, they all died definitively;-)
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    Western Australia 2018

    Thanks a lot for sharing these beautiful photos
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    about D. linearis

    Thanks a lot for Your experience;-) I hope You good luck the next time;-)
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    about D. linearis

    Hi! How are You? I’ve just down my Drosera linearis seeds, and I’m interested in know Your and other members of the forum experiences in Drosera linearis cultivation.. how is the hibernaculum? Thanks a lot
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to You and to all carnivorous growers
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    Krzysio's Nepenthes

    Thanks! So yes, it would be queen of hearts x king of spades
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    Krzysio's Nepenthes

    happy holidays!! Wonderful photos!! Can I ask You a thing? Your nepenthes Robcantleyi is queen of Hearts x king of spades? Because, seing its pitchers from the side, he seems to me very similar to nepenthes nebularum...maybe it is true that nepenthes Robcantleyi is an hybrid and that nepenthes nebularum features come out in the second generations... anyway, I think that Nepenthes Robcantleyi is maybe the best loocking tropical pitcher plant
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    Dionaea leaves turn brown

    It could be a spider mites attack ...
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    Pinguicula filifolia

    Really beautiful and well grown plant!!! Well done p.s.: I’ve wrote You an e-mail last Saturday
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    Fake vft or not

    No, they seems me not carnivorous plants..sorry
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    Uknown Green house pest

    Good luck!! I hope Yours plant will be beautiful and healties!!;-) please tell me if bacillus thurigiensis kill this pest;-)
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    Uknown Green house pest

    Hi! I don’t see the net in the photo... this year I’ve had some problems with a pest that I didn’t know and that I have not is a little larvae, just bigger than fungus gnat larvae, that make in the soil (sphagnum, peat etc) like a net, that bright in direct sunlight... if you see the soil in the night, with a artificial light (the one of your phone) You can see the small larvae white with their black head that are eating soil and plants... they killed me a p. Antarctica and a small p. Gigantea, and ate a little of a cephalotus... I’ve killed them with a biological product, nemathods, that don’t give any problem to carnivorous plants: bacillus thuringiensis ssp. Kurstaki (I hope I’ve don’t made mistakes in writing this names:-)) the nemathods kill the pests about 3 days after you put them in the soil. I’m not sure You have the same problem, but I’ve told You my experience;-)
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    P.Medusina X Moctezumae

    Beautiful flower!!! Good job!
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    Soil requirements

    I wouldn’t mix acidic peat and gravel and sand because it seems to me that if You mix acidic and calcareus soil it roots faster;-) this Mexican pings grow well in pure sand, gravel, sand and gravel mix, pure volcanic lava, pumice and all this soil mixed... they also can do well in acidic peat and perlite or not calcareus sand, but it is a little harder provide the right water level without danger of rotting;-)
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    Dionaea periscope, my new selection :)

    Stunning plant!! Molto molto interessante! Valuta se registrarla
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    Capillary matting

    Hi! Pheraphs I don’t understand well the question... if you use a mineral soil (sand, vulcanic lava...) for Mexican pinguiculas (the easiest one to grow) You can always keep 2 cm level of water in the try during summer... when the plant make the winter rosette, You must dry the soil... they aren quite easy to grow, especially Mexican hybrids;-)
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    Pinguicula Gigantea

    Do You see the under side glands usual in p. Gigantea?
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    Pinguicula Gigantea

    If is useful for You, here my p. Giganteas, the two on the left seed grown (2 years old, mother plant purple flower, they haven’t never bloomed yet) and the third is a p. Gigantea alba (the right one, the plant of third photo)... see the colour (the plants never keep direct sunlight)... look at the edge of the leaves, different and less definited of Miguel plant;-)
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    Pinguicula Gigantea

    Miso is a very serious seller... I’ve bought several time from him, and I’m very satisfacted... I’ve seen sell this plant as p. Gigantea in Italy and in U.S.A. too...if it is as You and me say, that this plant is not a pure p. Gigantea, I’m sure that he have bought it as P. Gigantea and is sure that it is that plant... this winter You’ll be sure if it is a real p. Gigantea or not... if we are in true, we confirm that to Miso... if it is a pure p. Gigantea, I’ll apologize with Miso in this post and I’ll say to everybody that I’m wrong... so, please tell me if this winter the plant will have a winter rosette carnivorous or not;-) I must to repeat that Miso is a very serious seller and in my experience he has always sold good quality and very healty plants
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    Pinguicula Gigantea

    P.s.: If this is not a P. Gigantea, this winter it will make a rosette with not carnivorous leaves... p. Gigantea in winter reduce its size (about 1/2 than summer size) but the leaves stay carnivorous, with a lot of muchilage
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    Pinguicula Gigantea

    I’ve seen sell a clone like Your (with same flower and same leaf shape) as P. gigantea, but I’m sure it is not a pure one... like You have said, the flower is very different and I’ve never seen in my p. Gigantea (some boarn from seeds) a leaf edge so definited and tourned up as in the first photo... as Werds correctly says P. Gigantea has glands in the two sides of the leaves... only two things that I’ve red, years ago, in two articles... a grower that has sown P. Gigantea seeds said that some plantlets didn’t have glands in the down side of the leaves (but in my experience in sowing this specie I’ve had 20 plantlets, all with glands in both sides). I’ve red that also a wild clone of p. Moranensis have glands in both sides of the leaves.. I’ve never seen it, I only repeat that I’ve red. Anyway, You have a nice clone of Pinguicula... it seems me very interesting;-)
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    The fastest heliamphora growing?

    In my conditions heliamphora heterodoxa x minor too
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    Thinking About Picking Up a Ceph

    It seems me a flower stalk, maybe aborted as Stu says... when it is about 5/6 cm tall, cut the stalk at about 1 cm from the soil (so there are a less danger of the cut rot and it propagate to all plant)... than put it vertical in pure live sphagnum or your usual soil, with about 1 or 2 cm under the soil... if You are very lucky it could continuate growing and also blooming... you need some months before You can see a new plantlet... never touch the flower stalk or its pot until the plantlet becomes quite big;-) p.s: sorry for my very bad English, I hope You can understand my words;-)
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    My Pinguicula gypsicola

    Beautiful clump of plants, Lucien!!! Really stunning
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    Thinking About Picking Up a Ceph

    I can’t see very well... it can be a new pitcher too, but it seems me higher... could You make a better photo of the upper part of this “stalk”? Thanks;-)