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  1. I've just discovered flower stalk on my N. inermis x singala - it's a girl . I'm looking for pollen in exchange for a fair amount of seeds - PM me if interested. EDIT ---> Found, thanks Boris!
  2. Strange.... I had quite a few of my Neps flowering - all males :/ - however despite the fact, that most of them were TC plants from BE, none had died. Well, the growth was a bit stunted until it finished flowering or until the flower has been cut off, but that's all.
  3. Well Sam, my x Gentle is happily pitchering throughout the winter on the south-east facing windowsill :). Oh, and did I mention that it has central heating radiator right next to it? This hybrid is just bulletproof ;)
  4. Definitely N. x Gentle. Despite the name it's the most hardy nep I ever grown, especially in terms of low humidity tolerance.
  5. Thanks for correction. I guess, that's what happens if you're in a hurry and use codes instead of names ;)
  6. Hi Daan, I don't know the gender of your plants, however I can clarify one thing. Only BE-3026, BE-3164, BE-3064 are single clones, others are randomly assorted from 4-20 clones, depending on species. So I'm afraid that you'll have wait few years to discover gender of the remaining neps ;)
  7. Hi nepenthe777, My male ventricosa x inermis is flowering at the moment. First flowers should open in about 3-4 weeks and that's when I could send you the whole flower stalk. It's not much, but still better than nothing - let me know if you're interested.
  8. Always happy to help :). Since it's systemic, one watering should be enough. When I treated my plants for scale, I just poured the solution into water trays (3-4 cm).
  9. Hi alipe, I've used Confidor in the irrigation water to get rid of scale that infested my neps few years ago. Imidacloprid is systemic insecticide - that means it will be absorbed by roots and travel throughout the plant, effectively killing every susceptible insect feeding on it. Generally that means most insects (but not mites!). There's only one catch - it smells really bad and that smell persist for weeks after irrigation.
  10. Thanks Amori, maybe this variety is not that highland after all. What lights do you use? Pitcher colouration is quite nice - reminds me of mine mikei.
  11. Damn, now that's what I call fast grower ;) Can you tell us what are your day/night temps and what medium do you use?
  12. Hopefully 2*C for 8 hours shouldn't be a problem for most highlanders. That is, if the temps weren't lower during the night. Anyway - good luck with the plants!
  13. Major

    Not dead yet

    Damn, sorry to hear that Jens :/
  14. Major

    Not dead yet

    This poor x trichocarpa nearly died in October when it was subjected to 8/2 (day/night) degrees centigrade for almost a week. However about two months later that presumably dead nep sprouted a new healthy growth. The bottom line is - don't give up the hope Jens!
  15. Nice plants , could you tell us day/night temps and photoperiod?
  16. A quick glance on my old growlist (since then I gave away most of my utrics and the rest died or got mislabelled) suggests that this plant is Utricularia prehensilis 'Eastern Transvaal'. Thanks for help guys.
  17. As my main CP interest are Nepenthes, I'm quite an ignorant when it comes to other CP genera. Can you help me in identifying this utricularia? More photos here:
  18. Well, if anything would do, I have male ventricosa flowering at the moment - today the first flower has opened. I could send you whole flower stalk, PM your address if interested.
  19. Recently I've rooted 3 ventricosa basals, using rooting powder (0,2% IAA), in a week. Cotrol group (2 basals) didn't show any sign of rooting at that time so I've also used powder on them and after few days they striked. However the same powder didn't help when I used on boshiana. I guess that rooting powders with NAA or IBA could be more helpful, when rooting more lignified cuttings (like boshiana I've mentioned).
  20. I've got male nep that's currently in flower - today I harvested first batch of pollen. It's nothing special - just ventricosa, but if you're interested drop me PM with your adress. Let's just hope, it won't end up in CDC mistaken by US customs for Anthrax
  21. I've got sundew labeled as D. rubripetala, but I doubt that's it. Maybe it's rubrifolia? Photos are here
  22. Hello, My D. Petiolaris is about to bloom and I wonder if it can be selfed. If not - anyone willing to send me some pollen in exchange for future crops? 8) You can see photos here (sorry for the bad quality...)
  23. Hey, I don't know anything about Droseracae in Białowieża NP, but there you can find D. Rotundifolia, Anglica, Intermedia and x. Obovata on numerous locations in Drawa NP (〈=eng ), and it's nieghbourhood. For example in the vicinity of lake Czarne (,1...p;t=k&hl=en ) or Konotop peat bog located north of lake Konotop (,1...p;t=k&hl=en ) the bog is represented on the satellite photo as a light-green elongated patch north of the lake. Best Regards Konrad
  24. Hi everyone, I need to identify 3 plants and the only thing i know about them, is that they're nepenthes ;). I'd be thankful if you would take a look at my photobucket gallery ( ).