carnivorous triffid

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  1. Go to hantsflytrap, he is selling Hummer's Giant seedlings
  2. I repot my VFTs from December. I don't repot once they begin their new spring growth
  3. Which SL cultivar is this one? I have some SL003 x SL003 seedlings growing, just wondered if this is the same?
  4. Jaws smiley, monkey ass, wacky traps, some pygmy vfts?
  5. Ok thanks everyone. I shall increase duration of light from 8 hours to about 14-16
  6. Think I will try to keep them under grow lights for the moment until there is more sunshine. Not had a sunny day here for a few weeks at least
  7. I have a couple of tuberous sundews - peltata and auriculata, about 5cm tall which are growing under lights at the moment for 8-10 hours a day. Ideally I want to keep them outside in the greenhouse so they can get natural light. But I think it is too cold for them. Temperatures where I am are about 7 celcius at max and at night can be freezing. Do you think they will put on much growth at those temperatures? Obiously if it is going to be close to freezing, I will take them inside
  8. their name is Triffid Traps. Have a cephalotus trap as their picture
  9. they are based in Essex. If you look at their facebook page. Had a look on google maps at the site I think they have and it seems like they have 4 or 5 massive greenhouses
  10. Has anyone used carnivoreplants.co.uk before? I am looking to get some rarer VFT cultivars this year and according to their growlist on their own forum, they have literally hundreds of varieties. Also have lots of cephalotus and pgymy sundews.
  11. Thanks for your posts. Johns, your Tina is looking very nice. I've uploaded a picture of each of my plants. It looks like they are both starting to produce smaller leaves, however, they are still sticky ie. carnivorous. http://tinypic.com/r/2mdmpza/6 http://tinypic.com/r/2cdcrus/6
  12. Very nice looking plant. I have a Utricularia praelonga which put up its flower stalk last year but then failed to develop any flowers. Not entirely sure why that was though
  13. I have had a ping x tina for a couple of years and when I first got it from the local garden centre it had a couple of flowers. However, since then its never flowered again. My other mexican pings are all producing their succulent winter leaves just now but Tina refuses to do so. Does the plant need cooler temperatures than an unheated east facing windowsill for it to start producing its winter leaves? Also if anyone has a picture of what the plant looks like with its winter leaves, I'd be delighted Thanks
  14. So over the last few days in Scotland we've had about 6 inches of snow and night time temperatures have been down to -8. Soil on top of all the sarracenias and darlingtonia is frozen solid. Hopefully the plants will make it through these harsh conditions. Out of interest what are the lowest temperatures your north american pitcher plants have survived? Got mine all covered up with insulating material just now but the soil is still hard. Going to get the parafin heater going tonight :)
  15. I've had this cephalotus since early Summer and now there are many more pitchers and many of them are becoming cramped. I wondered if the plant needs repotted and if so, how I should go by doing this. A picture of the plant can be seen by clicking this link: http://tinypic.com/r/313ppud/6 Thanks
  16. Hi I'm quite new to growing Utricularia so I would like to know if these plants are growing healthily. The pictures are of small divisions taken from a larger plant. One of the plants I have kept indoors under a grow light and it has a single flower stalk at the moment and its leaves are a nice green colour. However, the other plant was in the greenhouse for the last week or so and its leaves are now a grey colour. The plant from which these divisions were taken is currently outside too and it also has the grey coloured leaves but is flowering prolifically. Temperatures in the last week have been in the high 70/80s F in the greenhouse but the plants are all kept in water trays. I was wondering if the plant is healthy or if it is getting too much heat in the greenhouse. http://tinypic.com/r/nn65pl/5 - healthy plant http://tinypic.com/r/5aqmuf/5 - unhealthy?
  17. At the moment, the pitchers from last year are still healthy and are about 8 inches high. The stolons are actually out of the top above the surface of the earth - should I attempt to cover them up with some more soil?
  18. Hi My cobra lily has began to produce quite a few stolons. I was wondering if these will begin to produce pitchers the size of the current ones on the plant straight away and if they should be further below the soil level. http://tinypic.com/r/16as47m/5
  19. Hi A few weeks back I planted about 10 standard VFT seeds. Just this week, one of the seedlings germinated, however, all of the other seeds are coated with a grey mould. I sprayed the seeds with antifungal spray which has killed off the mould for now, but will the seed still be viable or is it liikely that the mould has killed the seed?