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  1. I repoted it today. Mixture is around 40%perlite 60%spaghmum moss (dead)

    Does it look okay?
    Yellow or crispy leaves are something I am not sure about. It could be from the springtails and stinky bacteria, or maybe some condition.


    There is the the old pot attached too. Is it ok if I still keep it? THere is some utricularia I would like to observe.



    Edit: (Adding on second photo_

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  2. Hi, I recently got one of these..

    So, it started out okay for the first week or so, everything was normal, and the sundew continued producing dew.

    Today I decided to water it from the top instead of the bottom (Not sure if that is ok with sundews...) and realized that there were around a hundred tiny little white worm-like bugs (I think they are springtails) floating around. And, the soil smelled like sulfur. I suppose that's because the soil was 100% peat moss and it was only bottom watered. 

    I washed out the soil with distilled water until the water wasn't a yucky shade of brown.

    The two sundews seem fine, I will attach photos later (My phone camera "conveniently" broke at that time), but the bottom layer of leaves is yellowing at the ends. But, the newest leaf and two coming in seem fine. Do note that the new growth had little brown marks, what I assum is Humic Acid buildup, which was temporarily fixed by the washing.... THe many utricularia subulatas in the pot are thriving and partying, producing more leaves then ever, probably from feasting on the little bugs...


    So here is where I need your thoughts and ideas on:

    - Should I repot the sundew out of there? If so, should I wash all the roots off?

    - If I do repot it, there is quite a bit of moss and utricularia I would like to save with it, should I do the same? Or can i keep small bits of peat moss with them to preserve the moss and utricularia?

    -Should I do anything about the sulfur bacteria? I am thinking of just moving all the utricularia into a salad container with good draining soil , and throwing away the old peat moss mix that smelled bad...


    Thanks for your help..

  3. Yay!!

    They will bloom under good conditions.

    I have my livida (THe only one I have after I moved) in light shade, but I haven't seen any flowerstalks yet (They are recovering from when I went on vacation and they dried out... EEK!).

    I'll move them to a terrarium so I can flood them like I did before I moved.

    Some utrics flower after you flood them slightly. Though its hard to do in a terrarium.

  4. Just wondering :) 

    I don;t have any yet, I'm going to get a bunch of capensis when I have enough budget.

    What's your favorite sundew? 

    You can choose to decide in categories such as ones listed below if you can't decide..
    - The leaves

    - The blooms


  5. I've always loved terrariums, and I had a bunch of moss ones before I got obsessed with Utricularia.
    Depending on the time of the year my "interest" in plants shifts, so I have quite a variety of jars and such. 

    I grow my utricularia (terrestrials :>, they are less expensive, LOL) in spaghmum and perlite. 

    I have a few in fishbowls (Please do NOT put your fish in them, it is too small for fish!!) from Dollar Stores (I am in the U.S., not sure if your local dollar stores or dollar trees have these glass containers). 

    Here is some question and answer for selecting container, noone asked me these questions but I thought it might help:

    Q: Does it need to have drainage?

    A: No. Utricularia like to stay moist the whole time, so it doesn't really matter...

    Q: Does it have to be glass?
    A: No. Ceramic would also work. Avoid terracotta that is unglazed and just will leak out water and salts. I would also avoid plastic because I don't like the look, BUT, I have seen thick plastic bowls that have lovely colors in local stores, and you could use those. You could probably do drainage holes in those too.

    Q: Can it be fully enclosed?
    A: Well, it depends on what species. Depends on the height too. A lot of the terrestrial utrics have pretty tall flowerstalks so if the container is too short and it is fullly enclosed, unless you open it, they would get really tangled. Probably yes for some of the shorter-bloom-stalk species and larger jars.

    Q: Small opening (Like a fat wine bottle, or the shape of a milk jug), or big opening (Like big jar of pickles, or shape like big bucket

    A: Both are fine. I think big opening ones are easier to set up and maintain.

  6. Hello. I am sorry for asking this question because I am pretty sure I am not in UK. If you dont think it's ok, I will delete my account.

    Anyways I was wondering where you all get utricularia seeds, specifically terrestrial ones. (I am in the U.S.)

    Also, any tips on germinating them?

    Again, sorry for being here, I cant find much information in other places...