rwharold

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About rwharold

  • Birthday 01/05/1944

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    Reston, VA USA
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    Carnivorous Plants, Bonsai Trees, My laptop, Healthy living the retired life!

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  1. rwharold

    New Addition to CP Collection

    Dionaea m. 'Ginormous' (Extra Large Division) Deluxe Potted from California Carnivores.
  2. I just received two days ago, a Drosera cistiflora 'purple flower' from California Carnivores. Attached is the link to the advertised plant and a stock picture of the purple flower: https://californiaca...r-deluxe-potted. The plant that I received looks almost exactly like the one that was advertised: . Does anyone have any idea on how long it will take to reach flowering size? Any cultivation, feeding, and growing instructions?
  3. rwharold

    My new collection

    My new CP collection. Left: Dionaea muscipula 'Ginormous'. Right: Drosera capensis 'narrow red'. Both are sitting on my very sunny window sill placed under a Mr. Light Plant Grow Light that is plugged into an automatic on/off timer set to my local sunrise/sunset times. Any growing/feeding tips?
  4. Richard, Thanks for sending me the email information about the Drosera cistiflora 'purple flower'. It was VERY useful. I guess that I will just have to patient for it to grow more and finally flower. Do you have any guess how many years that might take? Another separate topic. on September 11/2015, I purchased a Drosera capensis 'narrow leaf' Deluxe Potted from California Carnivores (https://www.californiacarnivores.com/products/drosera-capensis-narrow-leaf-deluxe-potted). Since that time, with periodic feeding of Beta MICRO Floating Betta Pellet Food, it more than doubled in sized and recently flowered twice with a little over 5o flowers, which I had hand pollinated with a small brush, and they have since died and I let them dry completely. They all must contain seeds. Do you, or anyone else, have a use for these seeds. I will be more than happy to mail them to you or whomever wants them. Best regards, Richard
  5. I just received today a Drosera cistiflora 'purple flower' from California Carnivores. Attached is the advertised plant and the purple flower: https://californiacarnivores.com/products/drosera-cistiflora-purple-flower-deluxe-potted. The plant that I received looks almost exactly like the one that was advertised. Does anyone have any idea on how long it will take to reach flowering size? Any cultivation, feeding, and growing instructions?
  6. Thanks Marcus, You mention that you feed Cephs: "quails". I am not familiar with that name. Exactly, what is that? Also, you mentioned "pinhead', another name that I am not familiar with. Can you use a more common name? Richard
  7. Thanks Marcus, Yes, I had ordered the Ceph already potted. So do you think that the traps will recover and become upright? I am not 100% certain about proper feeding however. I have a Nepenthes x 'Rebecca Soper' that I purchased from California Carnivores and they told me when I received the plant to add a little distilled water to each trap and drop in one Osmocote fertilizer pellet into each pitcher, see:(http://www.californiacarnivores.com/osmocotefertilizerpellets.aspx). The bag of Osmocote pellets is labeled to be used for both Nepenthes AND Cephalotus. I have also fed the Nep. small live meal mealworms and it is growing quite well with good coloration. Peter D'Amato, the owner of California Carnivores, also told me to spray all my CPs with a diluted concentration of the seaweed based fertilizer Maxsea (16-16-16) once or twice a month. Your comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I most certainly don't want to kill this $160 CP! Thanks, Richard
  8. I just received a large Cephalotus Czech Giant from Michael Szesze the grower and owner of the Carnivorous Plant Nursery in Smithsburg, Maryland (USA). . As you can see from the picture, all the traps are rather crushed down and laying flat from the packing/shipping process. Does anyone have any experience with this variety and can tell me if and when the traps may become upright so that I can add a little distilled water and begin to feed them? I am growing this plant on an indoor window sill under a TaoTronics Newest LED Grow Light 24W Plant Grow Lights E27 Growing Bulb For Garden Greenhouse and Hydroponic Full Spectrum Growing Lamp in 3 Bands. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014ZZLP8G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00)Any advice that you can provide on the proper cultivation and feeding would be greatly appreciated.
  9. rwharold

    New CP additions

    Cephalous Czech Giant - large
  10. Thanks a lot Marcus. I deeply appreciate your detailed intelligent responses (unlike some others). They are most helpful. I intend to make my purchase on December 3rd. I will post a picture of what I have selected. Best regards, Richard
  11. Thanks a lot Marcus. This does help to clarify the situation. However, I don't appreciate being treated like an idiot by others. I did some research. I found a reputable CP (+Cephalotus follicularis) supplier: http://www.carnivorousplantnursery.com/cgi-bin/shop.pl?SID=1445218293.20336&page=category.html&category=13. I spoke with Michael, the owner, and he treated me with respect, and suggested that I visit his greenhouse to pick out the one that I like best. I intend to do so within the coming week.
  12. I have absolutely no idea what you are even talking about!!!!! All I was looking for was a real specific variety NAME that I could look up.
  13. I have absolutely no idea what you are even talking about!!!!! All I was looking for was a real specific variety NAME that I could look up.
  14. Now we are getting somewhere. I searched for pictures and it is absolutely spectacular! Now I just have to find a seller in the USA.