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  1. Yeah I know that, I was hoping for a special tip since I've been growing lots of D.spatulata forms in there... maybe D.spec. "Borneo"?
  2. V.J.Treasure

    ID #2

    Hello all, here's the next riddle... but I'm afraid the picture isn't sharp enough. Greetings, Valentin
  3. Thanks people, you might be right, even though I don't grow D.capensis anywhere close to that terrarium. And the Drosera weeds in there get attacked by aphids now and then - especially in winter. Light levels can't be too low in this case - they could be too high though... I will repot the plant and put it into the greenhouse so I can compare it to my other South Africans there soon.
  4. Stephen ist right about the reasons. For some people this plant is easy, for many many others it just rots away because of heat or other reasons...
  5. Normally most species don't need an extra source of nutrition, especially when adult. I have never fed or fertilized my Pinguicula (even though it can speed up growth significantly). What kind of water do you use? If it's distilled it could potentially cause a lack of nutrition. The easiest way to spot your problem would still be pictures, though ;)
  6. You should sow either in autumn or in spring. No special treatment is required but make sure the substrate doesn't get destroyed by heavy rain when kept outside and make sure no other plants overgrow the spot.
  7. In case you were referring to cold temperate species that form hibernacula in winter (P.vulgaris, P.grandiflora etc...) I have never tried it. But I think it should be possible as long as you still manage to get them into dormancy (colder temperatures/less light in autumn). Also make sure it doesn't get too hot below the artificial lights because some temperate species are sensitive to heat. During dormancy you can keep them outside or in the fridge just like Eric suggested.
  8. Yep, P.agnata is definitely involved.
  9. V.J.Treasure

    ID #1

    Hello people, I've got lots of stuff growing wild in my Utricularia terrarium and I'm not 100% sure about the IDs. So here's the first one: It doesn't really look like the D.madagascariensis I'm growing in there but it might still be one? Thanks for the help, Valentin
  10. Sorry I can't help. This is a question for one of our Utricularia enthusiasts ;)
  11. @Carlos: Yes I have D.villosa, too but the pictures I made were not sharp enough to show them
  12. I agree - this is very likely to be D.lovellae or rather D.spatulata var. lovellae. Provide it with a bit more light and it will turn completely red - beautiful plant Just found an old pic of mine (not as red as it is now but you can compare the leaves):
  13. I successfully use the tray system on U.reniformis but it is not a requirement. Actually they appreciate a dry dormancy in winter but I even ignored that in the past and it didn't have much impact.
  14. Further reducing the amount of peat in the media might help but I have no clue considering the impact of the change of location.