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  1. Sarracenia leucophylla 'Helmut's Delight'
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    Dionaea 'Dracula'

    Dionaea 'Dracula'
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    Dionaea 'DC XL'

    Dionaea 'DC XL'
  4. Thanks! I have a 6500k LED spot that produces a light that is both strong and pleasant to the eye, and combined with some diffused sunlight, it's enough to make decent pictures. By the way, these are iPhone images - inside a terrarium, it's more convient to use and I can shoot from otherwise awkward angles. Regarding N. mollis, you may like this photo I made with my DSLR, using focus stacking to get more depth of field:
  5. Thanks! It's xaxim panels (tree fern roots) that were installed two years ago. You can see a few photos from the process here. I like to spray them at least twice a day on average. Of course the upper part gets dry more quickly. I would not use xaxim in a drier environment though, unless you can wet it yourself regularly. Moss development is much better and quicker on a panel that is consistently humid. Also, these panels require more or less water input depending on the humidity of the room where the terrarium is, which itself varies with the weather. For instance, I spray more in summer when the air is hot and dry. When the weather is rainy, relative humidity is higher everywhere, and the terrarium and its components stay wet for a longer time.
  6. Thanks! Here's some more if that's your thing, fellow French grower Heliamphora huberi
  7. Hi everyone. Plants are great to get relaxed a bit in these difficult times! Nepenthes mollis Heliamphora ceracea Heliamphora huberi Drosera tomentosa var. glabrata and Cephalotus 'Hummer's Giant' Macodes petola (orchid) Wide view Greetings, Florent
  8. Thanks for your reply Joachim. Good to see you here! Amazing greenhouse and collection.
  9. Hello everyone! Some of you may remember Joachim Danz's website, that, regrettably, is no longer online. I liked it, and it gave me the inspiration for my blog Carnivorous Plant Stories. Please check it out! Regards, Florent
  10. Yes, it is grown in a highland terrarium. The xaxim is positioned vertically – a straight wall. I manually spray water onto it, and I also use a very basic drip system to irrigate it when needed (ie. when I'm away from home).
  11. I've been growing Cephalotus on a xaxim tree fern panel for about a year. So far so good. The tough part was to insert the roots into the panel. It is quite dense. And here they are now. The first plant is showing good signs of vertical growth: the last open pitcher is the top one, and the surrounding leaves are recent too.
  12. It comes from CEDEVIT dude.
  13. ...I'm more than skeptical. Any help on this please ? Thanks in advance :)
  14. Thank you very much guys. Vraev, I uploaded the picture in 1900*1200 here
  15. Sorry for the late reply. N. villosa is about 13-15 cm wide. It takes advantage of the cold nights from Northeastern France in autumn and winter (down to 5°C) because I leave the window open every night. In spring and summer, obviously it lives under warmer temperatures, though it does not seem to disturb it so far. The lighting is : 1 Dulux 865 Osram 55W 1 Dulux 954 Osram 55W 12h/day So here's a picture of the setup And a picture of the first flowers of Utricularia calycifida 'Lavinia Whateley' (the white-flowering cultivar) Cheers !
  16. Thanks a lot ! I've just made a picture with the latest pitcher to date.
  17. Thank you very much ! You're totally right, it's D. venusta.
  18. Hello ! The title says it all, let's go to the pictures. U. uniflora D. x tokaiensis N. villosa From left to right : G. roraimensis, H. heterodoxa, D. burmanii (hard to notice !), N. tentaculata, N. hamata vine and H. pulchella N. hamata The whole plant last winter The whole plant 3 years ago ! Tillandsia schiedeana to bloom soon Cheers !!
  19. The real time of this time-lapse video is 20 minutes.
  20. Hello ! Some other recent shots :) (sorry, no direct link) Mini bog Darlingtonia and VFT cultivars S. flava var. rugelii (Milton, Florida) S. flava var. atropurpurea (Blackwater State Forest, Florida) D. burmannii Florent
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    Low light

    so are longifolia and adnata
  22. I included the pictures in a compressed file : and added this one : S. purpurea ssp. venosa, unknown variety from Jean-Jacques Labat (not var. burkii according to him) Regards, Florent
  23. Thanks for the kind comments ! N. hamata and N. villosa are grown together in a terrarium under fluorescent lighting. Temperature extremes are 10°C and 24°C at the moment... Cool air is brought just by opening the window. In summer, the values are higher, but the temperature drop is the same. N. hamata is a fast grower...
  24. Hi everyone ! This is my first display of pictures here. Some of them are from summer 2006. S. purpurea ssp. purpurea the same a month later S. purpurea ssp. purpurea f. heterophylla S. flava var. atropurpurea S. leucophylla Darlingtonia and Dionaea 'Akai Ryu' a large trap Dionaea 'Fine Tooth & Red' (probably 'Fang' or 'Dingley Giant') Typical D. anglica D. scoripioides D. rotundifolia and another one D. venusta D. adelae in terrarium and its flowers D. regia and Roridula gorgonias D. erythrorhiza ssp. squamosa Drosophyllum Cephalotus in terrarium N. hamata on the windowsill for the picture N. hamata, newest picture N. villosa and a close-up Regards, Florent