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  1. As you take the old compost off the plants you'll find the offshoots come apart really easily. If you want a large display then your best bet is to separate the offshoots from the mother and put them in a larger container a couple of inches apart. When they make traps next year the container will be full of them. Plus they'll have room to make even more offshoots! Guy
  2. Goodness, 16 1/2 years later! Hopefully kenmc has sorted winter dormancy out by now. And, by the way, I don't think he was saying all the plants in his list at the top of the thread were VFTs. Guy
  3. Not me! Bog Boy did the work and posted the photos! Guy
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    Slow and sure. The best way to do it. Guy
  5. Or contact your local aquatic shop and ask how much they charge for RO water. Mine charges 70p for 5 litres. Less for larger quantities. Guy
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    Hi Tyke Most carnivorous plants are pretty hardy. Many will grow outside, even in our climate. They look tropical and sensitive, but often aren't. One of the basic problems people have with CPs is mollycoddling them. Many, such as Venus Fly Traps, actually need a cold rest over winter to be healthy. What are you thinking of getting? Guy
  7. Goodness, it's a video! Didn't realise until I clicked on it. Whatever they are, they don't look very happy. The Provado must be killing them. Guy
  8. I've killed a few Cephalotus in the last few years. They have all been in a tray with about 2-3cm of water. This year I'm keeping one on damp capillary matting. The compost at the top of the pot is moist, so it must be drawing water up. This is the way Hampshire Carnivorous Plants manage to successfully keep Cephalotus, so I'm hopeful. Will it work? Far too soon to tell. Guy
  9. I'd repot the small one at the level it is at the moment, and repot the larger one a bit further down in the compost than it is now. These are fairly resilient plants, and yours look healthy, so should survive whatever you do to them. Within reason! Guy
  10. Very nice looking plant, great purchase. I'd be tempted to leave it as it is until summer has finished and dormancy sets in. The plants in there look really healthy. However, you can re pot these now if you want. Gently tip the pot to release the compost and the plants growing in it. Then slowly tease apart the separate plants. It looks like you have at least 5 in there. Pot each one up in its own pot in fresh compost and stand in a tray of water. You'll find most, if not all, of the traps are triggered. Not perfect, but not fatal. The traps will reopen and the plants wil
  11. Agreed. But there's a little one next to it which I'd take out and pot up separately. If you wanted to you could repot the larger one. It wouldn't hurt it, and you'll need to pot it into fresh medium at some point anyway. Guy
  12. Great write up and photos. Thanks. Should be very helpful to anyone else wanting to do the same sort of thing. It'll be interesting to see how well it copes with heavy rain. Guy
  13. Ordinary waste pipe fittings, I'm guessing. Easily available from ebay or any plumbers merchant. Guy
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    Humidity Issue

    Sounding good! A friend of mine has several Nepenthes in his greenhouse. The humidity rarely gets above 60% and they do really well. My greenhouse is currently at 29%. It goes up as the temperature drops, and my Nepenthes survive. Looks like yours should be fine. Guy
  15. Very nice. And you've got a flowering Sarracenia already. Quick work! Guy