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  1. Even if they are the commonest carnivorous plants it's always nice to see them in the wild. Theorically (for what i know) is forbidden to collect plants, seeds and parts of plants in the wild. I don't know if in the UK exist a specific authority for these matter as here in Italy.
  2. Great result! I too hope that the seeds i got from you will be so vigorous.
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    Need id

    Thanks C. Cepha for the specification!!!
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    Need id

    Perfect, thanks Platty!!
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    Need id

    Hi guys could you help with the id of this plant? I'm asking for a friend
  6. Hi Platty, i'm not a pings expert but i kept a P. elizabethiae in pure lava (crushed) rock and it was fine. Here in Italy many growers use this substrate or the tufa brick. With the lava rock there will not any issue with fungus gnat larvae
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    orchids?

    Hi and thanks Nepenthesman! Yes after a fast research that plant should be a Lathyrus odoratus, a pea plant. It is always good to learn something new!!
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    orchids?

    Hi guys! i've found these last or a couple of years ago, if are orchids someone knows what kind? Thanks!
  9. Hi Argo, i too think you should check for larvae. They thrive in peat mix and can be very dangerous. They ate my very first pings years ago, no issue with pure lava rock (lapillo frantumato con una mazzetta).
  10. Really thanks for sharing these photos!!
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    about D. linearis

    Ciao Argo! Purtroppo la pianta e' morta causa la botrite, ma riprovero' in futuro. Varie linearis crescono in terreni alcalini, come quella che avevo, ma chi me l'ha venduta (membro del forum) e un membro del forum mi hanno consigliato di usare la torba, io usavo torba-perlite-pomice-quarzo in parti uguali, non mi piacciono i mix troppo compatti. Hi Argo, the plant died a cause of botrytis. Some linearis (like mine) grows in alkaline soil, but the seller (forum member) and a forum member too recommended me of using peat, so my mixture was peat-perlite-pumice-quarz sand in equal parts, i like open media.
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    about D. linearis

    Hi guys, i got this plant since may of this year. Was very little as it arrived, but after some good feeding it started to grow well, reaching about 3 cm in length of the leaves. Now it's shrinking, i know this plant has a short vegetative period, so the cause could be the plant is going into dormancy despite the hot temperature? I live in north Italy and winter can be cold, usually -4 C, or never go below 0, are these temperature enough cold? Does anyone knows if leaf cutting work? Thank you all!
  13. No, it'a a hybrid between purpurea and leucophylla. Probably a x mitchelliana like Alexis wrote.
  14. Hi Valerio, that plant is wonderful! Complimenti!
  15. Sempre piu' grandi!! Complimenti!!
  16. Hi, a thrips attack almost bleach the pitchers, usually aphids puncture do this kind of damage, provado should take care of these "lovely" critters.
  17. Hi, maybe is just an accumulation of anthocyanins, the responsible substance of the red pigmentation.
  18. If i were you i'd wait untill next year, end of winter, when runner will be bigger and well rooted. It's a nice plants, is the Siuslaw N. F. ?
  19. Hi David, i tried to grow some VFT's in a mix of coir and coarse sawdust or perlite and the plants were very fine.