TheCarnifreak

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  1. Thanks for your help guys. I will try some species :-). Would there be a good chance for N. rajah and N. burbidgeae? Cheers!!
  2. Thanks!! I will try some species. Do you have experience with burbidgeae? Such a beautifu plant! Its also a possibility to put some plants just outside instead of in the greenhouse during the hot days. Now I have to find a good source to buy some (good sized) plants, for a nice price or plant exchange. Any advice? Cheers! Ries
  3. Hi Manders, Thats good news! Thanks for your reply! During the summer temps can rise up to 45 degrees C in my greenhouse. Would that be a problem for highlanders? And what about full sun? And would the humidity drop during the winter months be a problem? Because the true highlanders live in very humid cloudforests right? Thanks again! :-) Ries
  4. Hi Nepenthes growers, Since several years I grow N. "Rebecca Soper" and N. ventricosa x maxima succesfully in my unheated greenhouse (humid, also with direct sun) from May-October and inside in a cold room (less humid, less light) during the other months. I like to add some Nepenthes species to my collection, but I want to be sure there's a good chance they will grow well. I like to let plants grow big. What species are worth the try? I was thinking about N. khasiana, but I would prefer more attractive species. I hope you guys can give me some good advise. Let me know :-). Cheers! Ries
  5. Thanks mate! Ok so I will wait a little longer and sow B. guehoi next april on a south facing windowsill. If all goes well I will move them to the greenhouse in May. Cheers!
  6. Thanks for your help guys! So B. guehoi must be sowed in very wet conditions. Thats a big difference with B. gigantea (which I sowed one year ago). Do you have problems with fungus in such wet conditions? Do they damp off just as easy as B. gigantea or are they stronger?
  7. Hi all, Whats the best way to sow B. guehoi? What concentration of GA3 is best to use and how long do they have to be soaked? What soilmix is best to use? Thanks guys :-). Cheers, Ries
  8. I covered the pots with clear plastic...which you best remove as soon as they start to germinate.
  9. I have also sown outside in February. Goes really well and more plants make it to adult. The most important thing is to place them good ventilated...so for that outside is ideal.
  10. Ok...so it doesn't really make a difference. Maybe I'll try to cut some and see what happens :-)
  11. Hi all, Has anyone experimented with this? Do plants get older when you cut off flower buds? Let me know! I got some first-year-plants and some produce a flower bud... Cheers! Ries
  12. Thanks guys! Yes. Finding them without knowing where to search is almost impossible ;-)
  13. Hi all, Earlier this month I travelled to the Algarve and visited some Drosophyllum populations. In total I visited 5 Drosophyllum populations, 2 in the Algarve and the others a bit more to the north. We rent a car for 2 days in Albufeira. The first day we had a 2 hour drive to the north to a Drosophyllum location near Santiago do Cacem. This was a very good starter, because it appeared to the best location of the trip! This location is a south facing slope with very open vegetation. It spreads linear on the slope for about 500 meters. Its a beautiful population with thousands of plants. Mo
  14. Thanks for your replies guys. I don't have enough seeds to experiment this time, so I want te be sure frost isn't a problem... Yes it depends of the winter...but I think they will get some frost when I sow in February... It can still freeze in early May here in the Netherlands. @Richard: Nice article, funny kind of writing. Thanks for sharing. Does anyone have experience with sowing Drosophyllum outside in February? Cheers, Ries
  15. Hi all, I'm thinking if sowing Drosophyllum outside this year. I hope it brings me more luck. I've planned to sow in February. Will frost be a problem for fresh sowed seeds or small seedlings? Cheers, Ries