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  1. ive read an article before and it is something about preventing the digestive dews from dripping away from the leaves
  2. Hello, some of my plants have such infections too, they seems to come when the plants are kept too wet, i guess it happens in the summer because it is humid and it encourages the growth of such fungus. I sprayed some fungicide on my plants and it seemed to have killed the infection
  3. Ill share my experience with canivoria, the first time i ordered i had to wait 3months to get my plants, communication was probably the worst, he sometimes takes weeks to months to even reply my email. After months my parcel finally was sent, and he sent me some bonus plants, all the plants i received was in multiple quantities or quadriples, not what i was expecting, dionaeas was pretty small just as described. I was extremely satisfied in my first order so i proceeded to make a 2nd order months ago. Even till today all the plants are doing well. This time my 2nd order David was quick to reply, emails took within hours which was not i expected, though he said he would sent the plant on this particular date, he did not and i had to kept email and asking him when he would sent the parcel. For this order i made sure to use expressmail like my last order, to prevent casualties and to receive healthy plants. The parcel was sent from 28 , i received it 6days later which was about the same as before my first order. Finally after a very exciting 1 and a half month wait i finally got my parcel, i made huge order as i was expecting just as great plants as my first order. Parcel arrived and i quickly tore open the parcel, opened up and saw the plants, all my pinguicula have rot except for 1 species, i ordered over 10 species, over half of my droseras have rotted, dionaea arrived and most was alive but the most expensive cultivar arrived black. I was expecting 2 dionaeas since the first order i made all came with 2 small plants, however this time it was just 1 of each, fine i guess since it was stated however it wasnt consistent or perhaps it was just my wishful thinking of receiving 2. I was told to get bonus plants but got non , i was missing 2 plants as well. David's reply to this was his bonus plant was some pinguiculas and dionaea, which isnt the case since they are the plants i ordered, i guess he got confused or forgotten because i made an order over 20 plants...Non of the plants look as healthy as the first time, now 3 of the dionaeas which is a total of 100euros are dying, the only healthy plant the arrived was pinguicula alpina and couple dionaeas. I cant blame David for this as well as it could be my countries weather being warm and the plants may not have liked the sudden increase in temps since its spring in czech and i live in the tropics... After day 1, pinguicula alpina, the sole survival or ping looks good, 4 of the dionaeas worth 130euro, dead. This is so saddening, i paid 400euros but only 4 plants out of over 20 arrived was healthy, dionaea fire mouth, dionaea little darling and pinguicula alpina, drosera ordensis, im guessing the rest of the plants who arrived looking bad but did not will die in also rot in couple days as well. I emailed David regarding this immediately, he replied to ask for more photo evidence and plants that arrived dead and would refund, so i did email him now i am waiting for his response. Edit: David said he would refund the money, but i chose to have him resend the plant during the summer, like before. He seems like quite a trustworthy dealer atleast for me, cant say the same for everyone else as there are couple negative feeds above, just that he is forgetful, or that he is dealing with too many customers all by himself.
  4. It is a hybrid between n.ventricosa and ampullaria
  5. Pinguicula primuliflora can stand quite a lot of heat. Many of the complex petiaris sundews can stand a lot of heat and love a lot of light as well.
  6. Hello, i have a couple of vfts and they grow slow...I noticed it is because their growing point is so small...The plant itself is growing but the growth point appears to be really small and hidden beneath all the light and medium. Does anyone have any idea why some vfts have this problem? My plants are now growing kinda slow so i try to uproot the plant and bring their growth point to the top but it is still very small and covered by the leaf
  7. My area temperatures also soars about 30 degree celcius, i grow them in dried sphagnum moss with great success, perhaps if u have dried sphagnum try potting them up in it and see if theres any help
  8. Based on the pic i would say a lack of humidity. Try increasing the temperature and put the plant in box or something with some holes on the top
  9. Thanks for the replies, i already bought powdered caco3 and gypsum from my local nursery but it was too late for my ping.gypsicola and accuminata, i made the fatal mistake of adding powdered lime... T_T
  10. Wasnt aware of that, i thought it was calcium carbonate in powdered form :V
  11. keep temperatures above 25 degree celcius and humidity above 80%, they should grow and pitcher nicely. Low temperatures and humidity will cause the lowlanders to shrivel up
  12. Sorry maybe because english is not my mother tongue, i was curious which medium the dionaea grows faster and likes i dont really get all replies above Also, i live in the tropics so my growing condition is totally different from countries who experience the 4 seasons. I do not give my plants dormancy and if they decide to go dormant, i leave them as it is and they return after a few months in temperatures of 25-33 degree celcius
  13. I see, but i find it rather peculiar that many are still growing dionaeas in pieat mixes rather than sphagnum. I myself have a lot success growing them in just dried sphagnum though i cant really comment much in growing them from peat. However i have a friend who tried growing them in peat/sand mixes and it did not end will for her i think the sandy soil will only compress much easily if it is always left dry, with constant overhead water im sure it wouldnt compress
  14. Yes it does seem like a really dense, perhaps it crushed your dionaea? Thats why i like using perlite as its very airy and even outs the heavy peat
  15. I am aware people grow dionaeas in peat mixes but i wonder if there is anyone here who experimented 2 dionaeas under same conditon but one with peat and another sphagnum moss. Could one dionaea grow faster?
  16. I only grow my dionaeas in dried sphagnum moss, i have not grown them in a peat mix yet. Just wondering which medium does the dionaea like more? Edit : Which mix does the dionaea grows faster in? I know they grow in peat mixes and sphagnum. I wonder which medium does the dionaea grows faster...
  17. My drosera lanata grew 4 different heads So i decided to divide the drosera lanata. At first i was slightly confused as the growth points were all tightly held to the main plant but i just went ahead and used a ton of force to pull them apart. When doing so, i realised i was crashing the plant with my hand so i decided to to use a razor knife. I put the knife inbetween the growth point and began working and slowly slicing off the growth point, it came off. After i divided them, honestly, i felt ominous as the plant i divided before died due to lack of sun and the increased stressed i put on it. However the plants all managed to survive and i ended up with even more divisions Here is the link right after i divided the plants. https://imgur.com/a/jfct4 They certainly did not look happy at all but i was not worried as they still looked stable and i was sure they stop sulking in a few days. Months after i divided them, they did not hesitate to grow even more growth points for me. https://imgur.com/a/KbIgU I will probably end up with 11 plants if i divide them again. Hope more people grow and propagate this beautiful genus of plants!
  18. Ok thx for info will order from him and will post results
  19. Has anyone ordered from this website b4? The price seems really good and they have a wide variety of plants i can choose from but there doesnt seem to be any review of the website
  20. Hi, dreamfalcon, When did he last sent a mail? The longest he took to respond to me was a month and after viewing this forum, he replied to everyone. Could it be that he is really busy now? I wouldnt order in the winter as well, its way too risky and not to mention, dormant plants are much more fragile
  21. I experimented lime powder with this plant, it killed the plant in a week (ping gypsicola as well) and all other pinguiculas who i also tried with lime powder hated it. I believe my temperature is way too high for growing this species, just found out on ping org that they grow in a temperature range of 12-16 degree celsius but i will try growing this species again.
  22. Mine grows like a snail and its roughly 8-10cm in diameter meanwhile the leaf pulling of it grows about 10x faster
  23. Nope, i dont use them, i just got an idea to reduce the temperature for the plant, i placed an ice bottle beside the plant. I only placed it there for a few hours and i already saw some positive effects on my p.tina, it got became even dewier :0.
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