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  1. Hi Carambola!! Thanks a lot for identification!!;-) the bug you have seen is a springtail... there are a lot on my sarracenia, and very often they fall in the abyss;-) in my opinion it is very interesting to see that, either very far from its natural habitat, a very common purpurea is a little world of small creatures;-)
  2. Hi! Just now I was looking my purpurea venosa with the help of a light... in a pitcher with a prey, in the water, I’ve seen a lot of small animals that swam in the water around the dead bug... probably they help the plant to digest the preys... sorry for the quality of the video FFC920BC-9F42-4DE9-ADD1-89DD9801F3B8.MOV
  3. Hi!! I can’t answer your question.. I only suggest you to grow Drosera capensis from seeds... in my experience, droseras grown from seeds are healthier and stronger, because they are acclimatated to your growing conditions yet;-)
  4. Very nice and well grown plants!!! A pleasure to see them
  5. It is all ok... in the center you can see the hibernaculum... it is going to be dormant;-)
  6. Great satisfaction to grow this plant from seed!!! So You obtain this plant from only 10 seeds?!!! Great job!!! And thanks for your photos, very useful!! I’ve got a little truncata, bought last october... my dream is to grow from seed this plant! I think that your plant hasn’t flowered yet because it needs more time... I red that n. robcantleyi queen of hearths and king of spades flowered at about 10 years old (from seed)... I suspect that truncata is the same... I’ve also red that the seedgrown cross between king of hearts and king of spades flowers at around 3 years old... and that nepenthes nebularum (supposely a parent of n. robcantleyi for who think that this plant is an hibryd between n. truncata and n. nebularum) also flower at about 3 years... but I’ve never red anything about nepenthes truncata flower age;-) I love nepenthes truncata!!! p.s.: do You still have other two seedlings or they have died? I put here the photo of my little little truncata, growing outside on my windowswill... I’ve cut off the lids to feed the young pitchers with ants;-) I put for you also my five seeds supposely of n. truncata (I bought them for e-bay, so I don’t have a lot of expectations);-)
  7. Hi Dimitar!!! Thanks!!! Stunning plant with wonderful peristome... do you know if it is male or female? I’d think that this plant was slower in growth;-)
  8. Hi! I’d like to know in your experience how many years a little truncata (from seed or from it is very small, about 4 cm in diameter) needs to reach flowering size and at what size it could be considered mature, thanks!
  9. I’m not an expert, but I have a few cephalotus clones... I’ve seen similar things in plants that kept too hot... if it is the cause of the death, the plants will grow again from roots... if Ada is in true (and I hope for you he is wrong, but I know he has a lot of experience and so it is easier that I’m wrong) your plants are dead:-( good luck!!! p.s.: sorry for my bad English
  10. Hi!! You should put a stick in the pot, near the stem of the plant, and use some string to fiss the stem to it...your plant is a climbing nepenthes, it’s wild parents use plants and trees as sustain... Like a vine plant;-) If I’m not be clear, I’m here;-)
  11. Wonderful plant... you should put a stick to sustain the plant... if you don’t do it, next year your nepenthes could’t make pitchers.. p.s.: in winter, if you don’t give addictional light to your plant, it will not make pitchers... it is ok, due to the few hours of light;-)
  12. I’m not an expert... it seems to me a very strong and nice hybrid... when night temperatures go below 15 C, keep it indoor... the compost must be always moist, never wet... you could put some mm of water in the try, than when the try dries wait 1 or 2 days befor put in it new water... in winter, if you don’t give the plant additional light, the plant could don’t make pitchers... it is all ok, it starts make pitchers again in spring... sorry for my bad English, I hope you understand me;-)
  13. Hi! You should keep it indoor, in a very sunny windowswill;-)
  14. Hi! Really nice plants... it is a good sistemation, but I’d prefer to put outside those plants, they are very vigorous (if I see good, d. capensis alba, d. aliciae and utricularia maybe livida ... don’t put them directly under the direct sunlight of the hotter hours of the day;-) if You don’t have a very sunny windowswill, you can put those plants in this sistemation this winter;-)
  15. A little update... today I divided my plants... p. gigantea alba is 23 cm in diameter, my seedgrown “compact” is 18 cm in diameter.... p. gigantea alba division is about 15,5 cm in diameter... “compact” division is about 16,5 cm in diameter. pictures: 1) p. gigantea seedgrown and division 2)p. gigantea alba and division 3)p. gigantea alba mother plant 4)p. gigantea seedgrown mother plant
  16. I don’t see them very well, but they seems to me heliamphora seeds
  17. This year I’ve seen a similar thing with some temperate pinguiculas from gemmae... they are 1/5 than the ones that I grown from gemmae last year
  18. Hi Fede!!! Nice to see you here!! Che piacere vederti!! Benvenuto!!
  19. Very nice looking windowswill!! It is all clean and perfect!! Well done!
  20. Argo88

    Dionaea "Wire"

    Wonderful plant, Lucien!! Well done!!
  21. The p. gigantea alba produces seeds... in my experience they are a very small amount, about 25/30 seeds (self pollination)... Now I should know if they are viable or not... I must notice a strange thing: For obtain seeds from p. Gigantea purple flower I can self pollinate the plant since 2 days after the complete opening of the flower... in my growing conditions, with my white flower clone, I’ve lost about 6 flowers until I understand that it is ready to pollination later: about 5 days later than the complete opening of the flower!
  22. Very nice!! Well done!!!