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  1. I potted them when I first got them 2 or 3 months ago now... I guess the question is whether it's better to put them through the stress of repotting or leave them as they are... The ventrata is producing a new leaf maybe every 7-10 days now and the pitchers are forming well... Would it be better to wait until winter to pot them again? I really don't know what's best to do...
  2. Hi everyone, I've got a Ventrata and a Gaya and have had them for a couple of months now... They took a couple of weeks to settle but are now growing really well with lots of new pitchers. Having been reading as much as I can about them, I'm now concerned I've potted them in the wrong mix, even though they're growing well. I used a lining of spagnum with the main mix being Carnivorous Plant Repotting Mix (see photo). Am I better to repot them in something else? I'm worried that repotting them again will put them back and they'll drop their pitchers...
  3. Thanks for all the replies :) I'm going to hold off repotting until after dormancy (or at the end of it)... Question though... I would prefer not to split the plants up as I would rather have a larger display bowl of them... Would it be better to plant the plants further apart to allow for growth?
  4. Thanks guys for responding... I'm super happy with it and although a new pot would be nice, it seems so happy now that it would be a shame to upset it. Think it's probably best left until spring. I'm assuming the dormancy would be the same as it is for sarrs? I normally put my sarrs in a north facing porch and they over-winter great...
  5. Hi, I have just bought my very first vft! I have sarrs and neps but never had a vft!! As you can see from the pics, it's a fair size (12cm pot) with lovely looking traps but I'm worried about the sketchy looking substrate (and would love to put it in a nice fancy pot!) Is it a bad idea to pot it at this time of year and how do you repot without setting off/damaging the traps? Another quick question, I've read conflicting reports about feeding them. Some have said if you don't feed them insects (or they don't catch enough) they will die... is this true? Sorry if th
  6. Hi, I have just bought my very first vft! I have sarrs and neps but never had a vft!! As you can see from the pics, it's a fair size (12cm pot) with lovely looking traps but I'm worried about the sketchy looking substrate (and would love to put it in a nice fancy pot!) Is it a bad idea to pot it at this time of year and how do you repot without setting off/damaging the traps? Another quick question, I've read conflicting reports about feeding them. Some have said if you don't feed them insects (or they don't catch enough) they will die... is this true? Sorry if th
  7. Fantastic news! Thanks so much for the peace of mind! Nikki
  8. Hi Guy, Throughout yesterday the humidity probably averaged about 40/45 where the meter was initially stood. Just now, the reading was 40 on the table. I've just sprayed the nep and sat the meter on the leaves and it's now showing 55%. Definitely an improvement but is it enough do you think?
  9. Hi everyone, I'm having a problem with humidity. I'm growing an Alata (or Ventricosa, could be either) and a Gaya in my conservatory in UK. Both seem to be doing OK but after buying a temp/humidity clock, I think the humidity is too low. I spray them liberally 4 times a day at least but the humidity on the clock is only 30 as you can see in the photo. I don't mind getting a humidifier but don't want to end up with mold... What do you guys think?
  10. Thanks for the reply! It has another stem which is OK so hopefully, even if this one doesn't grow, it should still be ok :) It has about 7 pitchers with more growing so fingers crossed :)
  11. I ordered what was meant to be a Bloody Mary but when it arrived it was a Gaya and a little worse for wear. Over all its pretty good but the central growth on one part of the plant was snapped of in transit. Will this be able to recover and grow from this point? I have added a picture that will probably make more sense than my explanation
  12. That was my best guess from looking at online photos but there are so many varieties that I didn't know where to really start! Thank you :)
  13. Hi, I've just been sent this nepenthes that's meant to be a 'Bloody Mary' but it looks nothing like the pictures I can find of them... Does anyone know what it is?