Cephalotus

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  • Birthday 04/03/1988

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    Zary, Poland
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    CPs, orchids, fossils and a lot more. Generally the nature.

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  1. I measured the maximum water level in different places. In the lowest part, where I have tall Sarracenia like S. leucophylla and some hybrids, the highest water water level is 11 cm below the soil surface. The soil was soaked wet after rain refill and the plants produced short root system. Plants had large phyllodia. They were planted same long ago as other plants. Those plants I replanted higher. Because I moved some plants to new bog garden, I also had a chance to compare roots of a plant from higher region where the water level was 21 cm below the surface. The root system was almost twice a
  2. Hi Martin, I think, that the way Sarracenia are growing is related to the soil humidity and cleaning treatments. If the soil humidity is too high the plants will go into phyllodia instead of pitchers. That problem doesn't reffer to S. oreophila and its hybrids, but this species is also very prone to rottong during the winter, so from the beginning it landed in the highest point with lowers humidity. This year I am moving some of the Sarracenia up to lower humidity, because they are all made of phyllodia. Also I learned, that if you clean the plants out of the old leaves too much, tha
  3. Which one do you have in mind? I am happy you like it, I leaned a lot with it too.
  4. Hello everyone, I wish to share with you some photos of a bog garden I made in my parents-in-law's garden. It is located in south center Poland. Hardiness zone 6B. Last autumn there was -15°C (5°F). Basically all plants lived through that including D. arcturi. That peat bog is in its third year after building. In some places it is too wet and Sarracenia produce phyllodia more than pitchers, so the soil humidity is the key factor for nice pitchers. Of course direct sunlight is also super important. I am experimenting with species, that might be hardy like U. dichotoma and U. monanthos and
  5. Hello everyone, does anyone of you have normal colored (not white) U. minutissima 'Gunung Jerai' for swap or sale? Kind regards, Chris
  6. Ciao

    Io sto cercando cephalotus squat e buble giant

  7. Does anyone know what kind of rock it grows on in the natural habitat? I can't find any information regarding it on the Internet.
  8. Congratulations. :) It is so tiny though. Any tips on how you did it?
  9. It is not a Metzgeria sp., which has a strong, easily visible, central "nerve". The one above does not have any and the photo does not have to be sharp to notice that. There was a time when I was very much interested in mosses and I still remember some more common ones from their look. Beside Metzgeria sp. is more like a mountain species, prefers colder ecosystems, wile Riccardia sp. is a lot more widespread and heat tolerant genus.
  10. It can overgrow some very tiny plants, that is true, but I haven't seen it causing any serious damage to any of them, except making them to compete for the light. But such observation I have with other mosses and very small plants. I think that under the water roots will have less oxygen than with a layer of mosses on the soil. And yet we often even submerge some Genlisea and Utricularia without negative effects. This moss is Riccardia sp. Maybe R. multifida, maybe some other, impossible to tell from a photo.
  11. I can see there only a moss, not even a single leaf of U. busquamata/subulata. I don't remember its name, but I know it well. Later I can check my books and try to identify it more or less.
  12. Yeah, I saw it. I wasn't expecting it to have 1 meter long leafs or more, otherwise, it would be dangerous to grow this at home outside a cage. But that is still very impressing. :)
  13. I took a measure and placed 1,5 m by my side, that is just insane. 1 m would be ridiculous, but 1,5 makes it just unbelievable. I just have to see that plant one day. For now we can just wait patiently. I pity that there is no benchmark to the photos of it in the wild, like human hand. The plant itself looks really great. Calling it Drosera magnifica is probably the best name since it is just magnificent.
  14. I must really be sure... Do you really mean 1,5 meter?!! That is terrifying... it does not run after its prey, does it? Are there any photos of it I would LOVE to see some.
  15. Not with a thermometer, no, but with a finger only. You should know, that I don't grow my Cephalotus in small pots which can easily heat up. I have them in a 45L large "pot". (http://toptools.com.pl/images/allegro_foto/PMD-5091.jpg) I don't know the proper word to describe that plastic box I use. Although, the soil near the surface and walls is very warm, true, the deeper, the cooler the soil is. Such volume does not heat up within a few hours.