Full Members
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


RobH last won the day on August 28

RobH had the most liked content!

About RobH

  • Birthday 03/28/1948

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Southern France
  • Interests
    Carniverous Plants, Orchids, Gardening

Recent Profile Visitors

1,183 profile views

RobH's Achievements



  1. D. filiformis is a nice one or D. aliciae - both come in various forms. Or you could try a straightforward Venus Fly Trap. Google for pictures of Guy's and my suggestions to see what you like. Kind regards, Rob
  2. Then is should be fine to use that. Better get storing it for a "non-rainy" period! Kind regards, Rob
  3. Not sure what you mean by a "domestic water filter". A further explanation would be useful to know what sort it is. Quite a few people, including me, use a Reverse Osmosis unit as a "spare" in case of rain water shortage. You can also use them for producing "pure" drinking water. The water that comes out of my RO unit is <20 ppm as measured by my TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) Meter - you can buy them on Amazon - and I live in a hard water area. It is generally regarded as important to use water with <50 ppm TDS for carnivorous plants, so if your "domestic water filter" does that, then it should be OK. Kind regards, Rob
  4. Here are some images of root aphids to help you possibly identify your problem together with various means for their control: Root Aphids Kind regards, Rob
  5. Why not try Max on this forum if you are looking for Pings. He has quite a number for sale and I can vouch for the high quality of his plants. Kind regards, Rob
  6. Awesome plant! Kind regards, Rob
  7. Clearly your filiformis does not appreciate you moving house! Presumably there is something different about the new environment it does not like. One assumes you are using rainwater or distilled water. From the pictures the new leaves on the plant look healthy and I think removing the lid was a good idea to get more air inside the terrarium. I would suggest leaving the lid off to help reduce the incidence of mould through the air being too stagnant. The mould suggests the air needs more movement. I grow filiformis outside, but sheltered from the elements, and have no problems. With a bit of luck, I think you will find the plant grows out of its current problem as it becomes adapted to its new environment. Kind regards, Rob
  8. Those are super pictures of some unusual Drosera. Any chance you could give us some idea of your cultivation techniques with them please? Kind regards, Rob
  9. Thanks for your input Christian and I stand corrected. It definitely looks similar to the photo Drosera ultramafica x spatulata at the end of the link you posted in your answer to the Rosette Sundew Identification thread A fascinating read that article I have to say, thanks. Kind regards, Rob
  10. Could it be a D. capensis or a capensis cross, perhaps capensis x aliciae? Just a guess! D. capensis pics and Drosera with White Flower Normally capensis has a pink flower - except the alba version which yours does not look like - so your white flower is a surprise. I am sure someone else will come up with a better suggestion. Kind regards, Rob
  11. Annette - you can use BugClear Ultra, it is quite safe on the plants. Just dilute and spray according to the instructions on the pack. You could also try to pick the individual aphids off with a fine paintbrush and then transfer them to the sticky leaves. No chemicals and the plant gets fed! Kind regards, Rob
  12. RobH


    - May I suggest you ask whether the problem occurs with a web browser or with a mobile phone. I have no problems accessing the forum through a desktop PC and web browser - Chrome while I believe some people have reported the problem when using a mobile phone to access the forum Kind regards, Rob
  13. Young seeds or seedlings are always more susceptible to impurities in the growing media than mature or adult plants. Seeds may not even germinate. Kind regards, Rob
  14. Click on Harro's icon in his post above and send him a direct private message. Kind regards, Rob
  15. Very nice pictures . Kind regards, Rob