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  1. Looking back, the utric was probably doing bad because the water level was too low. I still have loads of moss growing with my utrics but now growing nearly submerged, they don't seem to mind.
  2. Do you see any damage on your plants? It kinda looks like thrips but the foto isn't really clear.
  3. This isn't necessary but feeding them bugs can sometimes help to speed up growth.
  4. Hello Your plants look really healthy. Your D. capensis and D. aliciae don't necessary need a dormancy since they are subtropical plants. They may slow down growing because of the shorter daylight and a slightly lower temerature but they don't need a full dormancy with almost freezing temperatures like a plant from a temperate climate needs. Your D. capensis will form a small trunk troughout the years, but it won't grow much in width. The aliciae will stay a flat rosette.
  5. Hello and welcome to the forum D. aliciae and D. capensis don't need a dormancy. They might slow down a bit but you don't have to do anything special. I can't see your pictures but as long your plants are healthy, you are probably doing the right thing. It depends on the pot size if you need to repot but drosera capensis and aliciae are not that picky so you are probably just fine.
  6. I have one pot growing on my windowsill and another one outside in the greenhouse. I'm going to leave them in the greenhouse in the winter since I don't have any space left on the windowsill. As long as it doesn't get too cold I'm positive they will survive.
  7. If you can wipe the spots off it is probably sooty mold. In that case it is purely aesthetic and you shouldn't be worried.
  8. Hello Your plant will continue growing a long vine. As long as you have enough space you don't have to prune it. Pruning will stimulate basal shoots, this sets the plant essentially back to its rosette stage but after some time it will start vining again. Ultimatly, whether you prune or not comes down to your own preference and space.
  9. I have no experience with drosera pygmaea in particular but since it is one of the easier species and it has a wide natural range I think it should be fine when kept wet in the summer. My D. scorpiodes (also an easy pygmy) are kept wet year round and they are fine.
  10. My favourites would be drosera: They are so diverse, most are easy to grow, if you choose small plants you can fit a whole lot on your windowsill, they keep your house free of flies and they glisten beautifully in the sunlight. Utricularia and sarracenia would be close second though.
  11. If your plant is from a garden center it is unlikely that it is the real P. "Weser", which has to be propagated assexually since it is a registered cultivar. Your plant is probably the same cross as the real P. "weser" but with other parents. These plants are often referred to as "fake weser". However, this doesn't mean you don't have a nice plant of course!
  12. The existing leaves won't recover, but the new leaves look healthy. Within a few weeks your plant will look perfectly healthy again.
  13. Hello Heliamphoras are known to have brittle pitchers and to my knowledge sunburn doesn't make pitchers break. As far as I can see, your plant looks quite healthy, so I would recommend to just leave it in the tray as much as possible. Jasper
  14. Hello There is more info needed about growing conditions to determine what's wrong with your plant (what kind of soil, water, light, humidity... ). Check also if you find any signs of pests. Jasper
  15. Good to hear that they revived. With some luck it will not take too long until you have some nice pitchers. Unfortunately, I can't add much to the identification. If you really want to know which plants you have, you could try to figure out the nursery ASDA got them from and see if they have a catalogue on their website. Jasper
  16. Hello The plants that revived after watering should be fine, however, the closest one in the picture looks really dehydrated so I am afraid that it is dead. Caring for the others is quite easy: give them as much sun as possible, make sure they have a cold winter dormancy, let the pots stand in a tray of water. The water should be low in minerals (rainwater is perfect). If you want more detailed care info, check out the website of the ICPS (international carnivorous plants society). Most plants from regular gardencenters are complex crosses with uncertain parentage, but it's possible to guess some of their parentage. Counting from front to back: The first one is too dehydrated to make a guess, but the second one certainly has sarracenia purpurea as parent (maybe even pure, a better picture would help). The third one is probably some kind of cross between s. leucophylla and s. psittacina. I hope this helps growing them. Jasper
  17. Hello This link has interesting info about the luring, trapping and digestion of sarracenia. https://www.flytrapcare.com/phpBB3/sarracenia-luring-trapping-and-digestion-t16723.html Basically, you can divide them in two groups: one group collects rain water, the other one doesn't. The group that doesn't collect rainwater digests the prey only with enzymes. They produce very little of them and normally you wouldn't notice them. Additionally, these enzymes only digest the soft intestins and leave the keratin skeletton alone. That's why it seems like nothing is happening. The other group has these enzymes too, but in the collected rainwater there live micro organisms that help with digestion. I hope this clears things up. Jasper
  18. Hello Most bog gardens have some drainage holes drilled + - 5 cm under the soil level to prevent overflow. The soil I use in my bog garden is 50/50 peat perlite and I have had the same trouble with birds. However, I suspected that the birds are mostly pulling out plants to build their nests since they only do it only in spring. Therefore, I just cover the bog with some netting from march to the end of june. If you want a cheeper alternative to perlite you could use sand, but make sure the grain is not to big and make sure that it doesn't contain to much lime and that you wash it several times before using to remove the dust and soluble minerals. Jasper
  19. I have never heard of this one before, where does it come from? It's looking fabulous!
  20. It seems like your plant might not be getting enough light. The new pitcher looks a bit elongated and pale and the "leaf" part from the pitcher is fairly big. Make sure your plant is in a sunny spot. Jasper
  21. It doesn't sound like you are doing anything wrong. What kind of soil is the carnivorous plant mix? Make sure it doesn't have any added nutrients or isn't contaminated with salts. You could also check for pests.
  22. Don't give up on it. The grow point looks still healty, so it will probably recover fine.
  23. 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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