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  1. Dunc

    rare cultivar?

    It's not the only one! I'd almost say one of many......
  2. I don't have any problems with minor outside - both typ and Okee seem to thrive. Leucos struggle more and seem to never put on much size outside for me. Hybrids don't seem a problem either, not the ones I have.
  3. Your US fellow growers will be best placed to help but from your min temps you're not in North TX so around zone 8a max which isn't too different from the UK. All my sarracenia take -10 outside with no extra care although some fare better than others. Your summers are where there's the bigger difference and I'd expect you'd need plenty of water to never let them dry out in your heat!
  4. Hi, I've the same readability issues as others have pictured too. Also, where has the 'mark all as read' gone as that was useful for 'clearing' threads of no interest?
  5. Can reach flowering size in less than 6 months from seed in peak growing season. Only need to be a few inches across to flower too. Generally you won't have any problems getting capensis to flower or set seed (hundreds).
  6. It can vary from plant to plant I'm afraid. Some can go through winter looking just about the same apart from maybe more ground hugging traps. Other can lose all their traps and rest though winter as a small bulb underground. Sometimes you'll find the plant doesn't make it too and it might not be a lot about what you do, just the way things work.
  7. My planifolia sees temperatures occasionally down to single figures and grows just fine. It's in a SE facing conservatory which is generally unheated at night in all but the coldest winters. During the day it can get warm in there if the sun's out. I've not had a flower yet but it's only 3 or 4 metres so far!
  8. Not sure the plants mind at all but boy it makes for an unpleasant greenhouse
  9. Used to use the garden centre 'lime free' RHS stuff but had some quite dusty stuff that took forever to wash. This one's not cheap but convenient to get it delivered. Had two more bags this week. When times are more normal I'll check out a few of the local aquarium shops.
  10. Bargain but too far away without needing an eye test.....
  11. Hi, I use the white stuff too and had no problems. Don't bother to wash it either as it's fairly clean out of the bag. Quite a nice even grit size too. Get mine off Amazon.
  12. I also find inside a house can be a bit too low humidity for these big sundews, especially with the recent weather.
  13. I have a number growing in my pond margins for many years without problems. Did have fish until the herons finished them off but still full with frogs! Plus I have to top up with hard tap water in the hot weather (it'd be a waste of the collected rain water). Give it a go, you might be surprised.
  14. What type do you mean? I have the aluminium tape woven into plastic mesh type (50% but you can also get 40 and 70 I think) over our conservatory to keep summer temps down. Its effectively like lots of small horizontal blinds. Is this what you mean or something else?
  15. Not an issue as long as there's water in the trays. My greenhouses go just over 40 briefly/occasionally and the plants love it!