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  1. I know this is a really old post but I have had the same problem with 2 or 3 species of Tuberous Drosera that ended up forming daughter tubers but no growth. Were they kept to dry over summer? Or possibly the mix was watered too early in the late autumn? It only happened with bigger tubers that were a bit older not with the younger smaller tubers. I really want to solve this problem as I can see gradually losing my collection though some mistake that I could probably easily correct. Anyone have ideas about the cause of this?
  2. Its Autumn in New Zealand and my Pygmy Drosera are starting to produce gemmae
  3. Thanks Neil I will definitly keep that in mind I do think the peak walk looks really interesting so I hope I can make that but if not then I will try the Pokfulam country park. Thanks for the Info :)
  4. Thanks Numpty, I think thats what i will try I would also love to see peltata and I heard burmanii is in Hong Kong too? I will definitely take photos of any cps I see and hopefully a video too as it looks pretty scenic and post them here. Cant wait!
  5. First off let me start with an apology I dont have any photos but I just wanted to ask CPUK members for any info they might have on seeing Drosera in Hong Kong I will be visiting there for a couple of days in the first week of July this year and of course I would love to see some CPs in habitat. Is Lantau Island Sunset peak the best place to go? In case we don't have time or more likly my wife gets annoyed with my plant obsession is their any easier place to view plants in habitat? I would like to see Nepenthes mirabilis too but Drosera are my main love. Please delete if this isn't appropriate.
  6. A short video using a cheap Chinese LED phone microscope which I got for only $5 but which does a surprisingly good job https://youtu.be/vbPqU-p9WDQ If you like carnivorous plant videos please subscribe I have a few more on my channel and make new ones fairly regularly
  7. Just a quick 2 minute tour of my glasshouse showing some Drosera, Saracenia, Drosophyllym and Venus fly traps Im growing In New Zealand https://youtu.be/6U3G9-eD9fM Please subscribe I will make new cp videos and have quite a few already on my youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY0gh6fEWwj9I2gtntdSl4ld4YxSRhpP4
  8. I have mine in a tall pot and the roots have gone right to the bottom I guess keeping the roots cool is important so I would go with a tall pot.
  9. Well Im not sure I know they are prone to rotting if they get too wet and if the humidity is too high, air movement is important. They can take reasonably cold conditions Dunedin gets pretty cold in the winter getting down to near zero some nights even inside the house in unheated rooms. I was growing my current plant in the kitchen and the leaves were not growing very erect so I moved it to a windowsill with lower humidity and its leaves are growing more erectly less limp if that makes sense? As Spring in the UK gets warmer I would move it out of the terrarium if you can.
  10. Be careful about the terrarium I killed my first regia that way. In my experience they like lower humidity and cooler temps I grow mine on a windowsill all year I feed it as regularly as I can with small flies and it catches a few moths and the odd fly. (not many insects inside my house) I grew my current plant from seed. Its got 15 cm long leaves and is in a 15 cm pot. Roots are starting to show at the bottom of the pot. Good luck with your plant.
  11. Thank you all for the kind comments. Drosera stenopetala is a really strange Drosera I feel lucky that its endemic to New Zealand, it partly makes up for our our nearest neighbour (Austrlaia) having so many, many more species of amazing carnivorous plants.
  12. On a short trip to Te anau and though to Milford Sound in Fiordland National park I took these photos. Utricularia dichotoma growing on the shore of Lake Te anau in short turf vegetation Utricularia dichotoma Drosera spatulata growing on the edge of beach forest at the side of the road near "The Chasm" close to Milford Sound Drosera spatulata "the Chasm" Key summit bog and small tarn where Drosera arctaurii spatulata and stenopetala grow as well as Utricularia dichotoma (only one flower seen) Drosera spatulata at Key summit (900m asl) The Main Devide Drosera spatulata Key summit showing the red coloration that occurs in alpine areas Drosera arctaurii at Key summit this species was dieing back already for its winter dormancy Drosera stenopetala at Gertrude saddle 850m asl showing the small leaves that grow at the end of the season and form a resting bud for the winter.
  13. Yes it is and Stefano is right its called omissa now. It doesnt produce gemmae as easily as other pygmys grows easily from seed though. Also its a bit bigger than some pygmys.
  14. I might give it (Cactie and succulant mix) a try on disposable plants and compare with the mix I normally use.
  15. I was wondering about what mix would be best for pings. I thought seeing as they are very much like succulants (esp in winter) they would grow in the same kinds of mix as cacties. In garden centres you can buy cactie and suculant mix which seems very well drained and good for pings. The only problem would be the ferterliser they put in this mix usually osmocoate or something similar. Is there any way to leach out ferterliser from a mix? would added fertiliser be bad for pings (Im guessing yes) just trying to think of a readily available mix that doesnt require buying alot of new products seperatly.