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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 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 Please subscribe I will make new cp videos and have quite a few already on my youtube channel
  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.
  16. Thanks for posting they are great photos. Looks like there is a lot of snow still so maybe spring hasnt quite sprung yet in Oslo. My anglica has been in dormancy for a couple of weeks now in the deep south. Ross
  17. The bottom one is definitly capensis, I guess they are the same plant in both photos?
  18. Thanks MFS that was very interesting, it just shows you that you shouldnt take any one authorities word on something until you look at it very carefully. Taxonimists are often only good for compost with their continual splitting and lumping of species. I think the important test is how they perform in cultivation under the same conditions. I think assuming what happens in New Zealand also applies to Australia is foolish too as maybe the plants here are a lot less genetically diverse and perhaps of a more recent origin.
  19. Could you try raising the water level forcing them to the surface and then removing them? I do that with little annoying caterpillars that seem to arrive in my pots from a nearby conifer. I guess it depends on weather its safe to use a very high water level with those plants for a short time.
  20. Just to clarify Im not saying what Mr Sons friend did was in any way an act of conservation it was just pure destruction for the sake of money. Im not sure you understand the angle Im coming from if you take that from what I wrote. Im saying what people like Sockhom do is sometimes the answer. And thats the last Im saying on the whole topic. Ross
  21. Its sounds like you have quite a few cps in Finland I would love to see some pics Ross
  22. My point is that humans made a lot of these species endangered so we cant just sit back and watch while they go extinct. My idea is that plants are easy to propagate for the most part and the reloacation idea is to plant them as close as possible in some kind of protected area Im sure even Veitnam has some protected reserves. Of course you would have to protect them until they become estabilished from competion etc. Thats what I mean by active conservation. Iv done my bit for conservation over the years but I think there are a lot of purists involved in conservation that would not do anything, thats not natural or whatever and they just stand back while species go down the drain. Another argument for having plant in cultivation is that if they are widly grown, people wont be able to make much money from poaching. Collect some seed and make the progeny available to good growers and pretty soon its grown my many people. Our whole hobby is based on people bringing wild species into cultivation. It is how its done that is the problem. It would be nice if large percentages of any given country was protected in its natural state but in most cases its to late. Even in New Zealand that has many National Parks, they are predominently in mountainous areas that were impossible to farm or do much with. Preservation is great but it should not be the only possible answer. Lowland Nepenthes are often going to be in places that are going to be used for something, such as agriculture or towns or cities. We are just animals that are driven to survive just as much as any species. It has to be worth money to protect it in poor countries. So we in the west visiting national parks in SE Asia are providing that money.
  23. I think N thorelii is a very sad case study. It shows that doing nothing is not an option. Those poachers did dig up what may have been the last plants and certainly destroyed one locality for it. There is a possibility that they dug all the plants up because we on this forum alerted them to the fact that this is a rare and therefore valuble plant. However the problem is not poachers, its human enchroachment. If they hadnt dug them up those plants were probably doomed any way by human activities. So doing nothing is not really an option, in such a case. I think sitting around moaning about what the poachers did is not all that helpful. D regia is an another example beacuse the place where it grows has not been burnt for so long the other vegetation is outgrowing and shading out the Drosera plants. This shows that just "preserving" habitat is not always that helpful. I believe in more active conservation; yes protecting habitats is important but sometimes plants become so rare they need more help. This could be collecting the seeds, propagating and reintroducing plants, perhaps relocating to a safer environment. At least their are people like Sockhom who dont just talk, they are actually prepared to do something to help these plants. Good for you Sockhom you are really inspiring. Ross
  24. Thanks for the kind comments. Im no expert on D spatulata so Im not sure of the taxanomic position of the New zealand plants compared to overseas forms but I do think its different and not just the white flowers. Its about thumbnail size. Its pretty small maybe about the size of a pygmy sundew. I think there are recognisably different forms within New Zealand: an alpine form which has a winter dormancy and lowland forms and the North Island plants are different again. Here is another photo of Drosera spatulata from Arthurs Pass South island NZ. Bruce Salmon is the expert on NZ cps and his book is very good This link from the New Zealand carnivorous plant society gives a good description and photos from different locations (including ahipara gum fields)
  25. Umm yeah I just read about how they took every *%^&@ plant in the other post. I had not realised how greedy some people are.