danl82

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Hi, 

I have a slightly shaded s/e facing bathroom windowsill begging for a plant or two.  I've been thinking that maybe some of the larger flowered utricularia such as longifolia might be ok there, or even a smaller aquatic.  Any advice or better suggestions? and anywhere good to get them.  My reniformis lives in the dining room windowsill, same orientation but without frosted glass and seems to be making slow but steady progress.

 

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I'm sure U. longifolia would be OK, how about U. alpina also. Whilst mine's in the greenhouse not bathroom it does flower profusely most years whereas I've never got my longifolia to flower yet.  Alternatively what about some Mexican Pings.

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Thank you, You know i never considered alpina, even though it's one I seen before and really admired.  Now to try to source some plants

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I can vouch for alpina I grow this in a SE bedroom and bathroom windowsills, it grows alongside quelchii, reniformis, nelumbifolia, nephrophylla and jamesoniana, both locations of jamesoniana flowered this year for me. I also grow neps and heliamphora on these windowsills.
Here's a pic of one of the jamesoniana
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I'm especially proud of getting this little gem to flower!

Mark


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Thank youvery much dieball! Not really sure about humidity my temp humidity meter died last year, I do remember that humidity would drop to 30%/40% at least when the sun is shining thru the windows in summer but with a humidity boost everyday when I have a bath, up to 90%. I think the average is about 60%? I will have to get a new temp humid meter just to check.
He's a few photos of my windowsills that face South East
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Last but not least u humboldtii that was kindly given to me from funtofunky, cheers pal!


Mark

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Don't be silly! I love to see pictures like that, that's an incredible collection for a windowsill, well done with all of those.  In fact you inspired me to try a nepenthes x ventrata as well as a few utrics.  I have a longifolia en route but haven't found an alpina yet though, so if anyone has a small piece available I could pay you a little something towards it.....  Also decided to try and find a U calcyfida.

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That's great you like them! I'm happy I inspired you to have a go! My first nep was a x ventrata too, it must be nearly 6 foot now. I could sort you out with some alpina for just the postage if you like?

Mark

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