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    VFT weirdness!

    How do you know the ant crawled out? You'd have to have been watching it as the exact time it opened enough to let it?
  3. Hard to say without a photo. They can take very high temperatures and should only get into difficulty with insufficient water.
  4. Hello everyone i have a fly trap it is just starting off all the leaves went red then they turned brown i understand this is due to the heat in my greenhouse and now all the leaves which were brown are dead kinda but my stem where the fly trap actually grows on is still in full strength so my general question is will this still grow without the leaves all the leaves are dead and im left with a stem type shoot with generally around 6 from 1 shoot any info would be helpful
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  6. Thanks all. Very much appreciated. Seems like cacti are hardier than they first seem! Off down to the garden centre in the next few days to pick a few up. Thanks again. Guy
  7. some lists here
  8. Many cacti will survive sub-zero as long as they are completely bone dry. I overwinter a few in my greenhouse and I only keep it frost free - zero deg C if I can, once or twice minus a few!
  9. I keep a few echinopsis in my greenhouse over the winter, I keep them dry and it drops below freezing on occasion and they have been ok for the last few years, in fact they flower better than the ones I keep indoors. Phil
  10. My new(ish) greenhouse has some space for a few cacti. The greenhouse is frost free, with a heater keeping the temperature to above 4°C in the winter. The cacti in my local gardening centre all say 'keep above 10°C', when they say anything! What can you suggest, please? Thanks. Guy
  11. Hello, I have fresh pollen of Nepenthes ephippiata. If you have interesting females and are interested, please contact me at [email protected] 50:50 seeds share. All the best Andreas
  12. For years I had an oxypetallum and though I could grow it, it never flowered for me and eventually ended up on the compost heap!
  13. The first time my Epiphyllum oxypetallum flowered this was all I saw! The bud opened much quicker than I expected and I only saw the morning after. Your selenicerios looked good with so many flowers at once.
  14. So i'm new to this place and new to using tanks or building vivariums etc for my carnivores or any plants. The most I have done are small scale terrariums. I have tons of tropical and carnivorous plants growing fine in pots. Anyways I recently received a 55 gallon tank that I am building a carnivorous bog in. My question is how can I get land to meet water without any kind of shelf? I'm going to build a slope from the left side of the tank in a way and water the right side but where that substrate meets water i will have plants so I don't want any kind of artificial barrier. My goal is to have around 20% of the tank full of water so not just 2-3 inches but more like 7-8 inch deep water.
  15. Unfortunately the flowers only stay open fo a few hours. On the plus side it does seem fairly easy To grow and flowers every year. I don’t have much of a sense of smell, but i’v Been told it’s quite a pleasant scent. this is what it looked like in the morning...
  16. Stunning! How long did the flowers stay open? Plus, what was the smell like? I've grown other night flowering (All 'Queen of the night's:-) ) cacti but never this one. How many years till next time now!!
  17. No, I did think about it, but they are easy to propagate from cutting. I didn’t think Judy would want anymore growing across the ceiling!
  18. Very nice!! Well done!!!
  19. Hi here’s some watercolour paintings of lowii and veitchii, the pieces are up for sale if anyone is interested.
  20. That,s a great show Phil,will you pollinate them?
  21. I repotted my selenicerios grandiflora into a ten inch pot this year and it has rewarded me with eight flowers opening together.
  22. Manuel Reimansteiner has them( in vitro I think).: (Link to the Facebook-TC-group of Manuel.) Regards Joachim
  23. D. spatulata Regards Roman
  24. I know Hewitt-Cooper CPs are growing it and got them through last years's summer.... for those who can see the comments here:
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