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  1. Not exactly. I keep my plants in greenhouse which has doors directly from my living space. Temperature in my moderate climate during the year vary and is in range 0 C - 30 C. The key is the diurnal drop of the temperature for the highlanders - 10 C is in my opinion preferable for most HL neps.
  2. Hi, A few quick shots by my mobile before moving them to new growing area: N. rajah and N. peltata N. hamata and N. deaniana Again N. deaniana, N. chaniana and N. burbidgeae
  3. Hi, I noticed something similar with my H. folliculata: http://www.rosliny-o...e=post&id=17462
  4. Well, I used to use mix which consists of: pumice, lava rock, perlite, silica sand, vermiculite and Seramis. Sometimes I addded diatomite, but it didn't look it helps my pigs to grow better. I experimented a bit and I find out, that some of my Mexican Pings grow better in pure living LFS. The problem with the mix without peat or LFS is that it can dry very fast in sunny days. As the Mexican pings can grow in dry conditions, it seems to me that they prefer to have constant access to humid (not wet) substrate.
  5. Drosophyllum lusitanicum glistening in the sun
  6. (after forum software uprade i still cannot edit my own post- there were some grammar mistakes above - sorry) Martin, I get your point and truly like your composition with N. ampullaria. But it seems that some other N. ampullaria clones were growing much faster in container conditions to be grown there for a longer period of time. In my opinion, such steady growing species - always small and fairy easy to grown does not exist. My lowlands (including N. ampullaria) in tanks after 1 year were too big and I had to move them to the greenhouse. So I don't think that we can consider N. ampullaria or N. gracilis as a species generally staying small for years. For "an easy to grow" I consider species, which can more or less be grown with some success on a windowsill. I don't think that N. campanulata and N. argentii can be grown successfully, with no harm for the plant, on windowsill. Well, at least on european windowsill (of course, there are some exceptions). What's more, I do think that you try to ensure your N. ampullaria the best conditions possible. Artificial light, high humidity, LFS, what's more N. ampullaria would demand? :) Speaking of not ideal conditions, I meant a situation, where some people consciously try to grow demanding species (like N. rajah, N. dubia etc) in their homes, even in tanks, but without any cooling. Such plants will probably vegetate for years and stay small for years.
  7. Marc S. - considering sizes, N. micramphora fit nicely ;) I don't think that N. argentii is more difficult to grow than N. campanulata - I grow both species and each has it own sulk. Well, I don't think that expressions "easy specie" and "small sizes for years" are compatible. Lowlands? Lowlands in lowland conditions grow like crazy, much faster than highlands in highlander conditions. Of course, if assured conditions are not ideal for a plant, it will grow slowly and stays small for a longer period of time. But this is not the way, we want to grow plants, right?
  8. OK, so you have to choose between N. argentii (highland), N. campanuata (lowland) and. N. micramphora (intermediate - highland). Also, a lot of ultra-highland nepenthes grow very slowly at the beginning for a few years.
  9. OK, that explains everything :) Well, I didn't have much time and after a quick walk through the exhibition, I focused on shopping :) The tour was guided? God, now I regret even more ;) Next time, I will know how to solve those things even being in a hurry. Any idea where the next EEE will be held?
  10. Yes indeed, very nice exhibition. However, I have one question though: was the BG cp greenhouse open for everybody for some specified period of time ? I was at the EEE only for a few hours on Saturday and it was closed. Then, it was open, but only for certain participants of the EEE, not for everybody. I regreted I wasn't able to admire jaw-dropping plants situated there up close. Radek
  11. This cross cannot withstand direct sunlight and spraying only made matter worse. To save it, put it on the windowsill inside the house. Do not spray it. Keep it just dump, not wet.
  12. I guess it's seasons change what make them flower. At my place, they usually start at may-june. I never let my pings to bath in full sun, it's always filtered sun to semi-shade conditions. In full sun, the humidity is probably to low for pings, but I have never grown mine in other place than the tank above, so I cannot be 100% sure.
  13. A quick update 'cause some of pings start flowering:
  14. Hi, I grow maily nepenthes, but the nicest composition I have is this one below. Over 3 years ago I had found a very nice tank and I bought it. I decided to put there some Pinguiculas and Darligtonia. I hadn't had any experience how to deal with with such stuff, so the first result was rather poor. Darlingotnia had to be surprised to be placed on drifting island (I tried to set up a small waterfall in closed circuit for Darlintonia roots to be always in streaming water): After another 2 months it looks significantly better but still not good enough: Finally, after 1 year, plants settled in, food was coming (P. 'Tina' eventually reached 30 cm): even darlingtonia was happy: PD in full bloom (september 2011) (Darlingtonia - mother plant was to big and was moved to be together with sarracenias outside): Although plants growed well in this tank I didn't like a few things: - all the accessories were visible (container wtih water, tubes, pc fan) with no idea how to nicely hide them, - the base was made from PUR foam and coated by varnish and it started to bleak and break down, - the tank was in bright, cool basement with nice conditions - higher humidity and temperatures 5-10 C in winter and 10-20 C in summer. Unfortunately, I usually don't spent time in my basement so I didn't look at it very often. Finally, I found a free weekend and changed the inside of this tank. Plants waiting for a old-new home: How it looks last weekend, just after being set up (lastly I splitted up some P. 'Tina's to make an impression they overgrow rocks even more): The concept is the same - place mainly for Mexican Pinguiculas, with waterfall, but most of the plants is in separate containers/pots in order to be easier to remove them in case of any catastrophy - like flooded tank. There is no base, only LECA on the bottom with some lava rock and sandstone. Apart from pings, you can find there Darlingtonias, D. scorpioides (grow very well in this tank for whole last year), I added also some of my D. adelae, D. schizandra and D. prolifera. The soil for mexican pings consists of: perlite, vermiculite, coarse sand, Seramis and diatomite. Every drosera specie has its own soil, different from pings. Tank at the base: 100 x 50 x 50 (narrowed to 35 at the top) cm Lightning: 2 x T8 25W Tank is now placed in the living room, in bright place on south side. Temperatures this week was 18-20 at night and 22-24 a day. All inhabitants: Darlingtonia californica Drosera adelae Drosera prolifera Drosera schizandra Drosera scorpioides Pinguicula 'Aphrodite' (agnata x moctezumae) Pinguicula 'Tina' (agnata x zecheri) Pinguicula 'Sethos' (ehlersiae x moranensis) Pinguicula agnata Pinguicula agnata x jaumavensis Pinguicula debbertiana Pinguicula emarginata Pinguicula esseriana Pinguicula gigantea Pinguicula laueana Pinguicula gypsiola x moctezumae Pinguicula gigantea x moctezumae Pinguicula gracilis x moctezumae Pinguicula 'Florian' (debbertiana x esseriana) Pinguicula spec. 'El Mirador' Pinguicula moctezumae Pinguicula spec. Kohres x gypsiola. Hope you like it. You can find more photos here: http://www.rosliny-owadozerne.pl/Pingularium-Darlingtonium-t7953.html Cheers, Radek
  15. Hi, For 6 months now, I grow mine in experimental mix including pumice, coco chips and Seramis with an addition of osmocote, and the plant is doing fine.
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