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  1. You'll never get a 100% accurate location because they're all so close together. Flavas from that region of Apalachicola tend to be closer to either Wewahitchka or Sumatra. These are just small towns (in fact Sumatra is barely a village), so named locations are very rough.

    I don't see the point of using 'uninc', just stick with Sumatra. If the location could be further pinned down the label would probably mention a nearby road.

    I think your approach is probably the sensible one to take. I reckon what happens is people get a plant with a label or description and not knowing what it means just copy it all down. Sometimes this gets confused so when the plant is sold on the location is all garbled. It would just be good to sort this out now and again :confused:

  2. Hi,

    I recently obtained a Sarracenia flava var. rugelii from a named location. The location is written as:

    Uninc Liberty County, FL., Sumatra

    Now I've ascertained that 'uninc' means unincorporated, ie from my understanding it's a region that is not municipally controlled by a larger area (not something we have in Britain as everywhere is incorporated; villages by towns, towns by counties etc).

    So I thought the location would be better named as:

    Sumatra, uninc. Liberty County, FL.

    The grower was only naming it as given to him. So, which is right? Thoughts anyone? I'm hoping the US members will be able to help.


  3. Hi Linuxman,

    I use a Brother PTouch 2100, which links to my PC and integrates with Excel. I couldn't do without it and use several different size tapes up to 18mm. Always works well, the label are good and strong but you can also peel them off. Lots of Brother machines available so you can buy to suit your pocket.



    Looks good Tricky, but may be overkill for my needs. Bet there's no Linux version of the software, as well :wacko:


  4. I not polinate ,so i think bees did this,my question now is ,i have for excample 20 flava from different localitys if i have a seedpot from each whitout doing anything ,are this all selfed or are she polinate whit bees?

    In this case i can not sell anything whit a loc. because i not know and i can sell meaby only seeds from flava,i not sure for this becausse i have other sarra in the same bog,so meaby the are all crossings!So what do growers for be sure it s the riht plant,if i do notting for protection i not know if this is polinate by bees!

    I buy many seeds from loc .plants ,can i be sure this is riht?

    Cheers Willy

    I think what they do is transfer the pollen from one plant (or the same) to the stigma with a paintbrush as has already been mentioned. Then they cover the flower with something like a muslin bag to ensure no further pollination takes place. Also it's recommended to insert the paintbrush into the soil of the pot where the pollen came from so there's no confusion. Or make sure you clean the brush thoroughly. This way you know exactly what's pollinating what.

  5. One of the plants that I'm considering to buy is Nepenthes ventricosa. Can it handle lowland conditions well?

    I have read that South-American sundews need a tempature drop at night. Do all of them need that to survive?

    Will the lower growing and common marsh pitchers grow fast in lowland terraria? By common I mean H. heterodoxa, H.nutans H. heterodoxa x minor and H. heterodoxa x nutans.

    An again what were those D. binatas forms that survive without dormancy?

    Thank you for reading and please anwser if you know something about these


    I've only been growing helis this year and have all the plants you mention except H.heterodoxa. They are altitude plants (about 1000m or so I believe) and so do need the night-time temperature drop. These plants are pretty easy to grow and I've not manged to kill any yet :D I keep mine in a greenhouse through the summer and top watered everyday but not left standing in water. They seemed to do alright like that. Now they're inside under lights at about 18C during the day and 10C at night.

    D. binata I'm keeping on the windowsill over winter as I don't think they appreciate freezing, but I may be wrong. Don't have any experience of your other plants, I'm afraid.

    Good luck.

  6. SNAP - I've just got mine today aswell - about the same size as yours. I bet we got them from the same place !!!

    Is yours German by any chance? :sun_bespectacled:

    I keep mine in an unheated greenhouse all year round. Not too hot in the summer, if it's really hot I leave them outside for a few months. I've grown them for many years so it works for me.. good luck.

    That's what I was going to do. Basically same as an ordinary Darlingtonia. It was just that Barry Rice records that Othello discovered in an area subject to snow in winter, so should they be left outside all year round?

    Good growing to you as well.

  7. Hi,

    Just got my baby Othello today.


    I was reading up on it and Barry Rice seems to indicate it prefers lower temperatures over winter. Any body got any advice on special treatment for this cultivar?

    Many thanks,

  8. ok, so i recieved a heli the other day and im afraid i dont no how to take care of it; light levels, temperature, waterings, that sort of stuff. any advice is welcome



    Hi Aaron,

    Hopefully you've found the information you needed from the forum archives. But just in case not, I'll give you my experiences (all 3 months of it but no dead plants yet).

    Compost: it has to be an open mixture - I use 50:50 live sphagnum and perlite, but a little research will show that any of the normal CP substrate work for somebody.

    Light: as much bright light as you can give it. During the summer months I kept my plants in the greenhouse and only this month brought the plants into the house onto a windowsill. I'm planning on adding extra lighting.

    Ventilation: plants must be well ventilated or you may get fungal attacks

    Temperature: up to 25 deg.C or so during the day. And at night you must have a temperature drop down to 10-15 deg. C. While in doors I'm opening a top window light over night until the outside temperature gets too low.

    Watering: while in the greenhouse I used overhead watering twice per day and allowed the excess to drain away. Now they're indoors they stand in water (about 1cm or so) which I'm monitoring closely to see how they like it.

    I got a tiny juvenile H.pulchella a while back and it seems to be happy under these conditions.

    Good luck with your growing!

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