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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

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    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

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    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.
  15. The first one is a hybrid - hard to make guesses but P.emarginata and P.moranensis could very well be involved. The second one is a plant from the P.ehlersiae/P.esseriana complex - most likely P.ehlersiae.
  16. Thanks again for the kind replies! @André: Here are two pics of where I grow my plants (greenhouse):
  17. @Anderson: Yes they all grow in my temperate greenhouse. @Fernando: As said above - they grow in my greenhouse and not in Bonn Botanical Garden (that's just the origin of my Drosera capensis "red"). Therefore the wrong names are my mistake and have been corrected in my growlist (although I think Kamil Pasek still sells them under this wrong name)
  18. I don't think so, Daniel. The sun in Bavaria can't really be called extremely strong. Maybe it's because I didn't shade my greenhouse at all this summer - or it has to do with other factors rather than just sun
  19. Thanks all! @Aymeric: Big Audrey seems to be no valid location so the true origin/location of the plant is unknown.
  20. And some more: D.meristocaulis The mysterious D.intermedia "Big Audrey" D.graomogolensis D.camporupestris D.ascendens {Paranapiacaba, Santo André, SP; Brazil} D.ascendens {Bandeira Peak; Brazil} I hope you enjoyed the pics! Greetings, Valentin
  21. Hello everyone, And there's part 2 - some South Americans D.sessilifolia D.esmeraldae {Cerro Duida} D.spec. "Cerro Duida" D.tomentosa {Morro do Jambeiro, Grao Mogol, Minas Gerais, Brazil} D.tomentosa {Serra do Caraça, Minas Gerais, Brazil} D.roraimae {Murosipan} D.roraimae {Kukenam}
  22. Hello people I'm too lazy to ever get used to my camera but I'd like to show the plants regardless the quality of the pictures... The first part consists of some South African dews: D.capensis "red" from Botanical Garden Bonn (Don't tell me D.capensis is a boring mainstream sundew, eh ) D. x Snyderi (D.dielsiana x nidiformis) And finally a D.admirabilis comparison: D.admirabilis "Type" from Palmiet River One of my favourites - the dark red D.admirabilis "Ceres" (except the center of course, but I like the contrast) Part 2 follows soon! Greetings, Valentin
  23. I love the D.schwackei!!! D.cayennensis is rare but admittedly not a beauty in comparison ;)
  24. Hey Markus, #1: Right, corrected that. #2: That's new for me - thanks!