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  1. That's normally done for plants sent late winter or early spring so I'm surprised pitchers were removed this time of year. Also, sometimes to facilitate posting leaves can be bent over. S. minor tends to produce pitchers later than other species so may be OK. Disease or pest damage can also delay/prevent growth. If the rhizomes look healthy then everything may be fine but otherwise it's difficult to say if they'll survive. Good luck!

  2. 5 hours ago, AKR said:

    Mine was doing well until I had to move house last september and it got a bit of a rough ride from which it didn't recover. I've got some new ones started off from seed so hopefully a bit of better luck this time

    Glad to hear your seed germinated. Not that difficult really once you know the technique. Good luck with the new plants.

  3. Hi and welcome to the forum. Unfortunately you've joined at a time when there's little activity on here from members, especially UK ones. I'd like to hear from the CPS committee about the future of this forum, or do they want us all to be "liking" things on FB?

  4. This is quote from that .gov document:

    "The Government has also pledged to continue to work closely with the professional horticulture sector on speeding up their transition to peat-free alternatives ahead of a ban for the professional horticulture sector, recognising that the professional horticulture sector faces additional technical barriers that will take longer to overcome."

    So, corporate interests take precedence over the poor amateur consumer again. You'd think the professional horticulture sector would have much greater clout when it comes to finding a replacement and getting a good price for it. As most of us know there are alternatives eg coir, Melcourt bark, but at a price for us unless it starts being sold in garden centres.

  5. 20 hours ago, JLee said:

    This is very helpful indeed! Thank you so much for posting :)

    The accidental leaf cuttings look almost ready to be transfered from their water crib to soil, and I was planning to place those in a bigger pot with some space between them. I am also planning to gather seeds (allowing some of the flowers to self-pollinate), so I should be sure to have plants to enjoy both currently and in seasons to come :)

    It is good to know that even if the mother plants die back, they could still be reincarnated ;) do you recommend to keep watering them in the saucer during the "dormancy", or should I top water/spray until new growth begins? I would not water as much as in the summer, of course :)


    Just keep them damp over winter, not sitting in water. Also water by the tray method as usual. If you keep them outside in a greenhouse they'll die back and come back to life in the spring.

  6. 1 hour ago, Siripont said:

    Is it possible to wipe Pinguicula with a damp towel from dust?

    No, don't think so. If you wipe a leaf the goo won't come back. Pinguicula usually produce many leaves so I'd just wait for the fresh ones and keep it out of a dusty environment.

  7. Well done on getting it to flower in your first year. Sarracenia do not self-pollinate so unless you've got insects around you'll have to pollinate it yourself to get any seed. Seed pods take a while to mature so there wouldn't be any seeds until at least September/October time.

    To me your plants looks as if it needs more light so make sure it's in your brightest window.

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  8. 1 hour ago, PofW_Feathers said:

    I still have the same problem. If I succeed in posting a short text here, I will be able to reply to others smoothly.

    It's been working fine today, but when it has been slow I just leave for 5 mins or so and it has usually done something by then.

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