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  1. Hi all,

    it has been some time since my last post with photos here. I have moved to a new house two years back, built some new growing spaces, improved my lighting systems... There is still a lot of to do (like a greenhouse), but the plants are currently growing fine, which I would like to share.

    I have three main growing spaces: grow tent with a 220 W led source, used only for the winter (the plants are otherwise in the garden) and two aquariums rebuilt for the plants, one for helis with 90 W led source and one with led stripes, circa 75 W in total. 

    Hope you will like it.


    The grow tent:


    Tray with tuberous sundews


    D. aberrans


    D. zonaria


    D. browniana


    D. squamosa


    D. hookeri


    D. erythrorhiza


    Among others, D. hilaris looks great this time of the year


    D. esterhuyseniae


    And flowering P. immaculata on a calcareous rock



    The aquarium with heliamphoras, they were recently flowering wildely (the aquarium is usually covered, the cover was removed during taking this photo):



    And the sundew aquarium. Both aquariums are in the basement and I have currently improved them with a cooling... a hose connected to the ventilation of the basement, which constantly blows cool air from the outside into the aquarium. The temperatures vary very nicely with about 25 °C during the day and slightly below 20 °C during the night.



    Some of the plants - D. chrysolepis, D. camporupestris, D. magnifica, D. villosa, D. spiralis, D. tomentosa var. glabrata...




    The succulent leaves of G. roraimensis


    This D. solaris is going to flower soon (but I have never got any seeds from it)


    D. meristocaulis - small, but growing


    D. arenicola


    D. kaieteurensis


    And D. hirticalyx - I do not know why, but this species stays always green in my conditions, never getting the deep red as in nature. Does it need so much more light than the other species? Or is it the clone which is in cultivation?



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  2. For those more experienced with this extraordinary species, what about misting? Does it like or unlike it? I have been told from the seller that he is not spraying his plants, but it would be convenient for me if I could do it. Moreover, it seems natural, judging from the habitat, where the air moisture should occur through the uplift winds (as it is written in the description). 

  3. Dear CPers,

    if you are going to join the Friday meeting, Saturday raut or Sunday trip, be sure to make your reservation before the Friday 7th June, we are going to close the reservations for these!

    We will sent an email with further information to all registered after this date.

    Of course, the registration for the main EEE part - exhibition, sellers and lectures - remains open.

    All the best

    Adam Veleba

  4. Dear CPers,
    the EEE in Prague is closer and closer. Ten sellers, exposition with many CPs in a separate greenhouse, informal meeting on Friday, Saturday evening raut... That means lots of discussion with other growers and CP experts, botanical garden opened just for us, food and drinks. ;-)
    Going to join us on Saturday? You are welcome! But please make your registration as soon as possible: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-CgjkUzRCHRT0R1LLCyfpt5jTZdLvSbh1b14B22Pgt2SaUQ/viewform . We will have to order the raut soon and the number of places is not unlimited!
    Hope to meet you soon in Prague
    Adam Veleba

  5. Dear all,

    we have just opened the registration for EEE 2019 in Prague. The pages are in Czech / English languages.

    The program is listed here: https://www.darwiniana.cz/masozravky/eee-2019:start

    And here is a direct link to the registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-CgjkUzRCHRT0R1LLCyfpt5jTZdLvSbh1b14B22Pgt2SaUQ/viewform

    Feel free to ask about anything you haven't found on our web, either here, via PM or email [email protected]

    We are looking forward you in Prague!



  6. Dear all,

    here is the list of lectures on EEE 2019 in Prague. The lecture day will be Saturday and the first lecture will start at ten o'clock, so you won't have to wake up that early to catch them ;-) 

    10:00 - 11:00 - Tomáš Hájek - The fate of peatbogs during the dry years and their future in the changing climate

    11:00 - 13:30 - lunch break

    13:30 - 14:45 - Oliver Gluch - Winter flowering Pinguicula species - impressions from natural habitats in Mexico

    14:45 - 16:00 - Jan Schlauer - The Quinones of the Queensland Sundews

    16:00 - 17:15 - Lubomír Adamec - Ecophysiological characterization of aquatic carnivorous plants: are they different from terrestrial ones?

    The Sunday is dedicated to a trip to BG Liberec, which is a birthplace of CP fascination in former Czechoslovak Republic. Its director wrote the first book about CPs in 1984 and the popularity among growers lasts till the present day.

    Hope to see you in Prague!


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  7. Same as Fryderik, I do not want to offend you, Lepto, but you wrote (in the separate post "beware the carnivoria.eu"): "I have constant 65% humidity and red/blue/white Led lighting, with a very good soil mixture." I think that 65% humidity is not enough for a newly acquired plant, it is close to a normal house air humidity (which is said to be 40 - 60% optimally) and is far from a natural air humidity (which can peak up to 100% during the night). Also, what is your "very good soil mixture" composed of, are you sure it is good for establishing of a new plant? And just by the way, it is usual to send plants bare rooted, potted plants are sent only very, very rarely as it is more risky (the pot can easily damage the plant).