RobH

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  • Birthday 03/28/1948

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  1. This year I have tried growing Pygmy Drosera with varying degrees of success. I have some Pygmy Drosera that have done very well from gemmae. D. stelliflora, roseana and ericksoniana x pulchella as well as others are all looking very healthy. Unfortunately, this is not the case with all my Pygmy Drosera. From the pictures below can someone tell me what is likely wrong with these plants or is it natural they should go brown at this time of year? Specifically many of the D. callistos Brookton plants have gone brown and appear dead although a few are still alive but do not seem to be producing any gemmae. D. gibsonii has grown well over the summer but now all the stems are going brown and again do not seem to be producing gemmae. I should be grateful for some input on the problems shown below. Compost is an equal mix of peat, perlite, bark chips and silica sand and the pots have been standing in rainwater all summer. Rob
  2. Just a thought. Try putting the plant and pot in a plastic bag to keep the humidity high for a couple of weeks or so and make sure it stands in about a half inch of rainwater at all times. However, remove the bag before 2 weeks are up if you see any sign of mould developing inside. D. capensis will naturally die back in the winter especially when cold, so has yours been exposed to cold conditions after repotting? Do not give up on it even if it loses all its leaves as after a winter cold spell, it will usually regrow from the base of the the plant or the roots so long as it has not been kept over wet while it has effectively been hibernating. Kind regards, Rob
  3. Really nice leuco, getting better all the time Kind regards, Rob
  4. Wow! What excellent plants Lucien . You say you grow these outdoors so can you describe the growing conditions more precisely, for example sun or shade, open environment or some cover from the elements, etc? Your compost certainly looks quite damp too. I have some Cephs outside too, they are on a patio under cover from all the elements and primarily in shade from the sun most of the time but they do not look anything like as healthy as yours and I am in the south of France. I lost a couple over the summer from getting too much sun I think as the leaves suddenly turned brown for no real reason that I could see. My plants are usually in a couple of centimetres of water at most and I let that just dry out before refilling the tray. Any help you can give regarding outside cultivation would be greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Rob
  5. I am sorry I cannot really help with those bugs Steve, but I am sure another member will comment. If the little white bugs jump, they could be springtails, but it is very difficult to see and I will let another member add their comments. I don't think they are a problem but it you are worried, wash all the soil off the plant, wash the plant and repot into fresh compost. It should not be too late to do this and do not try to make the plant go dormant early, it is unlikely to do any good. Kind regards, Rob
  6. The bugs are probably harmless but please post a close up picture if possible so they can be identified. Rob
  7. I had a similar experience earlier this year to the thread originator with a large Cephalotus in an 11cm square pot. The plant yellowed, then went brown and died just like the plants in the photos above. It has not recovered from the roots unfortunately. It had rainwater, good compost not too wet and not dry, and I can only think it may have had too much sun or became too hot during the summer although it was in partial but not full shade. Strangely enough, some young Cephs in 7 or 8cm pots that I had bought in the spring this year have all survived without problems and were fairly close to the plant which died but they were entirely in shade or had evening sun when it is much weaker. It does seem Cephs can be a bit tricky to get the conditions just right for them, so I too am interested in any suggestions for the best way to grow them to stop them rotting mid season. Rob
  8. Why not PM him here? He goes by the name Tricky Utrici and has been selling VFTs recently, very nice ones too I might add! VFT Sale Kind rgards, Rob
  9. Mike also has his own list of plants. You will often see his initials "MK" on many Sarracenias both from commercial nurseries and private individuals as his plants are very popular worldwide. This is the latest list I know of - [url=http://www.carnivorousplants.uk.com/Carnivorous Plant Price List 2017.pdf] Mike King's 2017 List [/url]. Note these are NOT his Open Day Dates for 2019. I was there in June this year for his Open Day and asked for a more up-to-date list and Mike said he was working on it! Hopefully in time for his October Open Day this year on 19 October 2019. Kind regards, Rob Hmmm. Not quite sure why that html is not displaying correctly but you can still click the link to see his list.
  10. Anything you see with an "MK" label is one of Mike King's - of Shropshire Sarracenias - original plants and the "L1" in your example is Mike's own internal label for the plant. Mike is located in Shropshire and is primarily a private collector and holds the UK NCCPG National collection Sarracenia plants. He usually holds 2 open days in June and October where he is open to anyone who wants to see his collection and maybe buy a few plants. Well worth a visit as he has a very large collection of Sarracenias. The "SL05" in your example is the current owner's collection number for the plant - as you say Sarracenia leucophylla number 5 - and will vary from one person to another depending how they wish to number their own personal collection. Kind regards, Rob
  11. That compost does not look very wet or damp so I think it may be too dry and I would suggest the pot is far too big for a little seedling unless you have sown multiple VFT seeds in the pot. How deep is the pot and is it standing in rainwater? You could try adding water to the compost from the top of the pot or spray the plant daily with water. It is still very young and fragile at this stage. Another option would be to put the pot in a polythene bag for a few days or a week or two to keep the moisture in, but check it daily and change the air to make sure the plant does not suffer from fungus or rot. Also, keep it out of strong sunlight until it has recovered. Kind regards, Rob
  12. Some really nice plants there and well grown too Rob
  13. RobH

    dionee

    The pictures are there and visible and they look a really healthy and varied selection of VFTs . Try a different browser or flush your cache if you cannot see them. Rob
  14. Clearly Maurizio, you have a magic touch Rob
  15. Well, that was filled very quickly . Some really nice looking plants there. If 95% of them need repotting and dividing, you'll need a sizeable extension already! Kind regards, Rob