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    Need id

    Hi guys could you help with the id of this plant? I'm asking for a friend
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    Need id

    Perfect, thanks Platty!!
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    D. coccipetala flowering and some tuberous sundews

    Fantastiche Maurizio!
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    Hi from sunny Paisley...

    Welcome from Italy!
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    Lava rock grit in soil mix

    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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    Hi guys! i've found these last or a couple of years ago, if are orchids someone knows what kind? Thanks!
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    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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    Pinguicula gigantea alba

    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).
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    Western Australia 2018

    Really thanks for sharing these photos!!
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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!
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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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    is this S. Leucophylla?

    No, it'a a hybrid between purpurea and leucophylla. Probably a x mitchelliana like Alexis wrote.
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    Dionaea periscope, my new selection :)

    Hi Valerio, that plant is wonderful! Complimenti!
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    Pics 2018

    Paolo sono meravigliose!!
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    Sowing Sarracenia Leucophylla

    Sempre piu' grandi!! Complimenti!!
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    what's happening to posts?

    I've noticed it too.
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    Twisted Pitchers - Help Please

    Hi, a thrips attack almost bleach the pitchers, usually aphids puncture do this kind of damage, provado should take care of these "lovely" critters.
  18. Hi, maybe is just an accumulation of anthocyanins, the responsible substance of the red pigmentation.
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    Dividing Darlingtonia

    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. ?
  20. 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.
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    Do you cut your Darlingtonia down

    I was about to ask the same question. Mine are still young so i think i will cut only the dried pitcher, but maybe cutting down the plant could stimulate the new grow.
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    Hello from Austria

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    Merry Christmas to All

    Merry Christmas to All from Italy!
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    This is important.

    Hi! almost surely that plant will be one of these: capensis, capensis "alba" (white leaves instead of red), aliciae. Generally are easy to keep, they need of light, as much air circulation as you can provide and wet substrate, if aliciae not very wet. You can grow it on a windowsill, and don't really need of dormancy.
  25. Hi, i agree with carambola, sphagnum grows very much faster than sarras seedling. You could use the typical 50-50 peat moss and perlite without any issues.