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  1. Ive had three cuttings from a n.linda. I rooted them in water and due to lazyness I let them stay long time in water and they grow lots of roots. I planted them a couple of month ago and they seemed fine. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that one of them had leafs turning black from the tip and even on the growing tip. I also noticed one of the other smaller cuttings also had the same. (That one is completely gone now). The first one I moved to another window and its still alive. But the black slowly spreads on the growing tip. Today I saw the same thing on the last of the cuttings. I have no idea what it is about. Something tells me its something with the roots? Were they left too long in the water when I rooted them? Today I cut all black parts from the first cutting and hopes it will stay alive enough to.. well I dont know what I hope is going to happen. I have another cutting from a bloody mary and its still fine it has just started to "get moving" with a new leaf. Any help welcome! //Jonas
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    winter dormancy

    Ok. Thank you! Box outside it is then ;)
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    winter dormancy

    Yes, I might have to do that. :-) So if its bare root and in the fridge it doesnt need any light. Hmm... I might just try and stick it in my box put on the balcony after all..
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    cuttings

    Hi When Ive ordered plants Ive only seen that they have plants from seeds, ofcourse. But Im interested in getting cuttings. I dont know what it is, but for some reason Ive always liked to have a cutting or two standing in water on my windowsill. Its something about the expectations and the wait to see if anything happens. And when it does, alot happens in a short time. My plants are to small to take cuttings from yet. So Ive only had cuttings when I run in to someone having one to spare. Does anyone know if you can buy/order cuttings from anywhere. That ships in europe? //Jonas
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    winter dormancy

    Ok,thank you for your answer. I'll likely have to take a chance on this plant then.I dont have any place inside cool enough for it. And outside it will be too cold for it. So what of these three options would be my best way of keeping it alive you think? 1. Inside in a window where it will be some light but still warm? 2. Outside in a isolated box. Temperature will be cool but not freezing. But there will be no light since the lid needs to be on the box to keep it warm enough not to freeze. 3. Outside by the wall. It will get some light (as if it where in the window inside) but it will be really cold. I cant really see that I can offer it any other alternative then these three. Any advice is welcome. //Jonas
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    winter dormancy

    Thank you for your answer. But I have a couple of questions. Do you mean I should leave it as it is now on the windowsill inside? That would mean it will stay in about 22-23 degrees celsius, will it be dormant at all in that temperature? I could leave it outside but Im afraid it would freeze in just a couple of days.
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    winter dormancy

    Hi Ive got my first Flytrap this spring. And Ive now started to think about the winter dormancy. I wont be able to give it anyplace cold enough inside my appartment so I need to have it outside in anyway. We usually have rather cold winters here with about minus 5-10 degrese. So I was thinking about putting it in a isolated box on the balcony. But to keep it from freezing I guess I need to put the lid on on the box. So my question is: Can I place it in the dark box on my balcony and just leave it there for a couple of months? (Ive heard somethibg about putting it in the refrigiator and I guess this is something similair? ) If so can I just take it from inside directly to the box? When Ive read about it some say it can stay in complete darkness others that It needs as much light as always. Some say to just leave it without water and some says to water it once every second week. Its just a very common flytrap that I got for free when I ordered some nepenthes so Its not a catastrophy if it doesnt make it. But it would be fu to see if I can manage. Who knows I might get some more in the spring if this works out. Thanks for any help. //Jonas
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    winter dormancy

    Hi Ive got my first Flytrap this spring. And Ive now started to think about the winter dormancy. I wont be able to give it anyplace cold enough inside my appartment so I need to have it outside in anyway. We usually have rather cold winters here with about minus 5-10 degrese. So I was thinking about putting it in a isolated box on the balcony. But to keep it from freezing I guess I need to put the lid on on the box. So my question is: Can I place it in the dark box on my balcony and just leave it there for a couple of months? (Ive heard somethibg about putting it in the refrigiator and I guess this is something similair? ) If so can I just take it from inside directly to the box? When Ive read about it some say it can stay in complete darkness others that It needs as much light as always. Some say to just leave it without water and some says to water it once every second week. Its just a very common flytrap that I got for free when I ordered some nepenthes so Its not a catastrophy if it doesnt make it. But it would be fu to see if I can manage. Who knows I might get some more in the spring if this works out. Thanks for any help. //Jonas
  9. Ive rooted quite a few cuttings in water and always get that slimy fuzzy thing. I try to change water once in awhile and then I usually rince the cutting gently. Dont know if it helps or not. Ive also had cuttings where I just leave it in water till it roots and dont cared avout the slime. For me rooting in water is almost 100% sucess Ive tried rotting cuttings in sphagnum but that has never worked for me.
  10. The only good leaf on it is one of the older ones. The growing tip has dried up. So I guess the only hope for it is that it stays alive long enogh to send a new shoot from the roots?
  11. Ok... so I guess it will always be like this then? Its very small now, will it be able to grow into anything of a bigger plant or is it a "lost cause" ?
  12. My petiolata is still very small... well to be honest I guess it wont be any larger either. It feels like its over for this little plant! I moved it to a cooler place but it has been steadily worse. http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?app=galleryℑ=8045 Is there any hope you think?
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    N.Albomarginata

    My new Albomarginata in bad shape.
  14. A few years ago I bought a pot full of small hookerianas. I split them into different pots and some of them died. Now I only have two left, they have been living in a bigger pot with a ventrata. Ive had them just for fun, both of them has been growing really really slow. Recently one of them has started to act really weird. So i moved it to a separate pot. The weird thing is that it seems to only produce tons of small small pitcher. Its just cluttered with small pitchers. http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?app=galleryℑ=8030 Any ideas about this? :)
  15. Hi! I have four small plants on my windowsill. N.Fusca, n.albomarginata green, n.maxima and a n.petiolata. although I thought it would be though for all of them exept the maxima they have done fairly ok, they produce new leafs at a steady rate. But lately my petiolata has started to get brown leafs, black edges and not just old leafs but newer leafs aswell. Since its a small plant It doesnt have more than a few leafs so its a race against time tmfor it to produce a new leaf. I know its not optimum to grow them on windowsill but thats what I do. So any tip on how to save my petiolata is helpfull. It has been very hot in my bedroom where it sits, specially now during a very hot summer. The things I can experiment with are placing in the house and to put it inside a glasscup to get more humidity. The other plants are still doing great! //Jonas