Scotcarnivorousplants

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  1. I don't know if this is my place to say but this seller appears to buy plants from European sellers and then sells them on giving them misleading titles. For example most of his neps (I think) come from wistuba. He then labels them as 'seed grown' when they simply are not. I would also be interested to see his permits for sending plants worldwide (which I assume is where he sends most of his plants to) as 'no problems with customs guaranteed' most certainly does not sound official or promising. I think that there is a high chance that this seller is fraudulent. I hope nobody gets conned by them and can see that all they have to do is go to the original place of purchase to get these plants.

     

    Hope this helps

    Oliver

     

     

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  2. Well done stu, some of you were very close, but it was indeed on a plane. It was on the return flight from a recent holiday. I thought it was an interesting coincidence although I think I was the only one on the plane watching at 3am. :) Stu I will send you a PM.
    Thanks
    Oliver


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  3. Hi everyone

    Here is a bit of fun for everyone to enjoy solving. It may be obvious, very, but I found it quite fun. Whoever guesses the following first will win a free burbidgeae x campanulata (EU only, and free postage)

    1.What the photo shows?

    2.Where is it?

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    Be specific! Good luck everyone!!

    Thanks

    Oliver

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  4. Very very well grown!! I am very jealous, it's a species I have thought about growing for a while, but neps usually get prioritised and I forget about my orchids, maybe one day! What temps do you grow it in?


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  5. Great job on the talangensis, I have had many plants of talangensis and after a long time, I think I have worked it out too. They need lots and lots and even more light and extremely high humidity. This has finally worked for me. I think it also depends on the plant you get, they are very hard to kill but if the temperature changes by a lot, they wont pitcher. Also good to see the singalana x spectabilis, they are brilliant plants when you get them going but can be fussy.  

    keep up the good work 

    Oliver 

  6. Hi there

    I got given one of these for a gift and I use them for helis, they work very well, however might be a bit overkill for a small terrarium, it's very good though. Anything from simply control is great. Well worth a check for anyone looking for greenhouse terrarium equipment.

    http://www.simplycontrol.co.uk/shop/plant_and_indoor_lighting/5_34_0_280/led_grow_light.aspx

    Hope this helps

    Oliver

  7. For me, it would have horrible effects. If trading of plants got harder within the EU I would lose 2/3 of my business, and would also effect every other business selling orchids and carnivorous plants. For me operating at 2/3 would mean I would have to seriously cut down my business. In my opinion I would rather have my plants than have not having the EU dictating us. I just think it's my hobby and I care so much about it and don't want it to be impossible to get a hold of something.

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  8. 1st I think is also spathulata x robcantleyi

    2nd I think is sibuyanensis x talangensis

    Here is mine.....

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    I'm sure it has some trace of sibuyanensis in it. Judging by its leafs.

    Hope this helps

    Oliver

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  9. I have grown quite a lot of n. maxima x burbidgeae and they take while to settle in and they would not be happy at all with the temps also in my experience are very sensitive to light, however they are fantastic when you get them going and I would assume that they would grow inside well.

    Hope this helps

    Oliver

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  10. Can't go wrong with a ventricosa or burkei they really great and easy, especially burkei. As for burbidgeae the are not that cool growing mines likes it a bit hotter, but good luck finding one took me 4 years! In my experience 90 percent of plants are easily adaptable and will settle in, just insure sufficient humidity and you shouldn't go wrong.

    Hope this helps

    Oliver

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  11. Hi there,

    Nepenthes are very forgivable. But after it's damaged you have to give it perfect (not outside in the uk!) conditions. Keep the humidity high. Please please don't grow nepenthes in an unheated greenhouse, it's a recipe for disaster, as I have mentioned before. You'll waste your money, and nobody likes to do that.

    I wish you the best of luck in the recovery of your plant.

    Thanks

    Oliver

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  12. It's a shame really, respectable seller, nice selection. but this plant sadly is of a very dodgy origin, it is likely from a seller in Thailand who was previously accused of poaching on this forum and on others. Sorry to be the one to say this, and I don't want to make accusations but it is suspicious. I advise that no one buys this plant as to do so you could be supporting illegal trade of plants. If you want one head to wistuba, yes it migh be small but, plants do grow.

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