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  • Birthday 11/29/1994

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  1. The pitcher and leaf shape, along with the lovely reddish colouration would suggest N.Densiflora, but I can't say I see any hints of N.Flava poking through? I know that there's a hybrid of N.Densiflora with N.Spectabilis out there which would explain the striped peristome, but the leaves and peristome on that look completely different. I'd agree with Corky that it's most similar to N.Diatas. I suppose there's no knowing what's in it! It is very pretty though, do keep up updated with photos of larger pitchers as it grows! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Since this little guy got home from the ICPS Conference in Kew this summer he's done nothing but sulk and produce stunted curly leaves. I keep it in the same conditions as my highland Nepenthes, Heliamphora, Utricularia and other South American Drosera, such as Spiralis, Ascendens, Riparia etc. They all grow without a problem in the exact same conditions. Conditions are: 80% humidity 25°C Daytime 15°C Nights ~20/30cm from growlights It seemed to decline while sat in the water tray so I've moved to to capillary matting where it's stopped declining but isn't exactly growing either. The only thing I can think of is the medium/pot size. I doubt it's the medium as it was clearly growing fine in it when I bought it. Perhaps it needs a longer pot for more root space? I'd really appreciate any other suggestions or insight before I upset it some more by repotting it? Many thanks, David
  3. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! If anyone has any allergies or anything, do feel free to send me a message. Don't feel bad as I'm a vegetarian so I'm quite used to being the difficult one! Limekilns is a small place, but can be tricky to navigate so if you get lost or need directions of any sort, again do send me a message and I'll make sure you know where you're going. If you can, let Mark or I know if you're thinking of coming along so I have a rough idea of numbers for nibbles & refreshments. Most of the temperate plants (Sarracenia, Drosera, Pinguicula, VFTs, Utricularia) have settled down for the winter now, however the Nepenthes, tropical Utricularia & Drosera, Genlisea, and Heliamphora are kept in relatively consistent conditions year-round so should be in good show. A few tuberous Drosera have started to come out of dormancy so I'm keeping my fingers crossed a couple of those will be up and out by the 5th. Many thanks, David Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Looking forward to seeing everyone! David Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Those are some gorgeous plants and great photos - that N. species #1 from BE is especially fascinating. The naturalistic set up looks great. Out of curiosity, where did you source your Edwardsiana X Burbidgeae? It must be my favourite hybrid. Many thanks, David Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I'm so glad to hear that! Absolutely, all the plants you swapped with me are looking excellent and are in full health! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Exciting stuff and fantastic plants, keep us updated on the progress! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Absolutely stunning plants and very well shot photos! The colours are excellent. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Hello everyone, I came across an article about this gorgeous Drosera earlier this year and have been wondering for a while now if/when this species will come into cultivation? I read in an article somewhere that the species is protected (and quite rightly so - such a loss in the wild would be more than a tragedy), so does this mean that not even wild seed can be sampled and brought into cultivation? Here's a couple of links about it and photos of the beauty. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drosera_magnifica http://carnivorousockhom.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/drosera-magnifica-new-species-from.html?m=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Lepto if I pay for postage can I have the plants you don't want that won't sell? Rather than have it wasted? :) I promise I won't complain and would thank you! Dimitar that plant has a really lovely colouration, is it a cultivar? How come the lids on the darker pitchers are inverted? Blocky71, thanks for the eBay tip - it was very informative. There were actually two Dudleys that went last night that I just missed out on! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. From the photos I've seen it looks quite nice, I'll just have to keep an eye out on here/eBay/open days. Blocky71 does one grow bigger because of environmental conditions or do you think one might be an imposter? :O What black clones would you recommend Lepto? I presume you're being facetious when you say you'd throw away a division of a rare ceph clone?
  12. I have a bog standard (excuse the pun) ceph and have grown them before for about 4/5 years so I hope I wouldn't go killing it off, is it a particularly fastidious cultivar in it's requirements? Not to worry Mark, I use safari on my phone so have to zoom and scroll continually so I misread a lot on here!
  13. FunToFunky

    Mad Prices

    So I'm itching to get my hands on a Dudley Watts cephalotus (it seems to be the largest growing cultivar from what I've read?), however as a penniless student I don't want to be stupid with my money. I've seen cephalotus cultivars go for wild prices on eBay so it's clear it can all go a bit nuts, but I'd like to know what a 'reasonable' price for a small plant of Dudley Watts is worth? I get that it's whatever the buyer thinks the plant is worth, but there must be a sensible amount of money that most would be prepared to spend?
  14. Hi everyone, I live in Stirling during the week and Dunfermline (where my greenhouse is) at the weekends and would love to come along to chat and see other people's collections in Scotland. At the moment my plants only take up about 1/5th of the greenhouse as I just started collecting again this year after having to say goodbye to all my plants a few years back (a week of snow = electricity cut = dead collection). Has there been any advance in finding the other CPS members in Scotland? Many thanks, David
  15. Thank you very much Jesse for such an in-depth analysis! I'll be taking in everyone's advice in growing these plants - wish me luck!