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  2. Natale

    New growth dying off - help!

    Generally when there are ants there is also cochineal, they love to hide in the dry parts of the plant.
  3. Since moving and having space, I’ve now obtained a 6x4 greenhouse (glass and aluminium) that we’re planning on heating for tropical carnivorous plants (although they do have to share it with my Mum’s orchids). What is the best way to insulate it? Summer time won’t be an issue but I’m thinking come winter time it will benefit from being insulated.
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  5. Amazing plants!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
  6. pirks

    New growth dying off - help!

    Ants love feeding from the sugary fluid greenflies produce so have a close look for them. As has been said it may be worthwhile giving it a spray with bug clear
  7. alexmh

    New growth dying off - help!

    Thanks all, I've just got home and found that the biggest shoot is also going brown. Got a bit of an ant problem at the minute, daft question but could it be anything to do with that?
  8. Marc

    New branching

    I have a nepenthe Alana (I think) that’s been vigorously growing for about four years. It has well over 100 growing tips with some tendrils over 20 feet in length. This year, after flowering in March, new branches started growing from a node just beneath the flower spike. As I’m not looking for seed I’ve cut off the flowers soon after they appeared fortunately the branches continued to grow on at least 50% of the growing tips plus all the other branching that develop normally. The new pitcher development is abundant A problem I’ve had in the past, I’m hoping not this year, is that although the pitchers last a long time, if fact many from last year are still alive and packed with insects, they (the upper half of the pitchers ) turn brown within the first 2-3 months. This doesn’t seem problematic for the overall health of the plant but it isn’t very attractive. Does anyone know a way to prevent it or at least stop it from happening this year - photo attached _
  9. Alexis

    New growth dying off - help!

    The poorly pitcher looks like something has nipped the bottom when it was smaller and damaged it. The other two look ok. I'd leave it and just keep an eye on how the two good pitchers develop. Worth giving it a quick spray with Bug Clear just in case.
  10. Natale

    New growth dying off - help!

    I don't think the plant has rottenness, I have always grown my plants with completely uncovered rhizomes in order to check if there are parasites especially cochineal; In your place I discovered entirely the rhizomes and I would remove all the dry, no need to repot, just remove the superficial peat in excess
  11. alexmh

    New growth dying off - help!

    Hi Natale, It's grown in a conservatory in North East England and we have had some sudden hot weather but this seemed to start before the weather changed. Should I also check the rhizome for rot/pests?
  12. Natale

    New growth dying off - help!

    Hi Alex, your plant is grown in home? Generally this behavior, if there are no obvious attacks due to insects, is typical of sudden changes in temperature / humidity. you can cut the dried ascidian too
  13. This is the Bau location not Kalimantan one. tips on Northiana: It grows in a airy peat soil with limestone underneath so it’s neutral in Ph. only grew next to limestone. grow on dry/moist side. it hit 35 Celsius easily humidity is 75% during day and 90% at night.
  14. Nepenthes in Sajingan ignore title of thread.
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  16. picol

    Need id

    Thanks C. Cepha for the specification!!!
  17. alexmh

    New growth dying off - help!

    Hi all, Over the past week or so I've noticed that the new growth on my flava ornata 'Green Swamp NC' has gradually been going brown at the tips and dying back and the flower has a very short stem as can be seen from the attached pic. The plant has been great for the last 3 years and I repotted it into 50/50 peat/perlite last spring. Unusually, it tried to flower at the end of Autumn last year but after reading up on this I decided to cut it off as it would have depleted the plant of a lot of its energy - not sure if this has to do with the problems I'm having right now. Can anybody help me here? I'm hoping I can save my favourite specimen! Alex
  18. Ordered and received a few Dionaea from Sabrina.

    From ordering to receiving ,,, great service.

    Plants all good condition as advertised.

    Highly recommend seller

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  19. Zlatokrt

    P.chuquisacensis in Bolivia

    Can be. It does not cope with the drought very well, so you unless you spray your plants often, you should let the pot stand in a bit of water.
  20. Carnivoro Cepha

    Need id

    Utricularia livida from México.
  21. I am using the TFA Klimalogg pro with one sensor in the greenhouse about 15m away. https://www.amazon.co.uk/TFA-30-3039-KlimaLogg-Professional-Thermo-Hygrometer/dp/B004HZC3LS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=klimalogg+pro&qid=1555745453&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Until now it works as expected and especially the alarms are helpful. Below 6 deg C the alarm triggers and I can look after the greenhouse heating - occurs only during the night of course, but is loud enough... Last week: Temperature last year: Joachim
  22. I have an oregon scientific weather station with a number of remote temperature/humidity sensors. One of these is in the greenhouse, another in the conservatory. Work well most of the time - the greenhouse one did fail after 18 months but was replaced under warranty. Can see al the details from the console that is wall mounted in the kitchen - takes upto 10 sensors if needed.
  23. I could hold out no longer! A second greenhouse is now in the rebuild to house the expanding CP (and clivia) collections. Picked up a second hand robinsons 10 by 8 for the pricely sum of £10. Currently regasketing as I rebuild before moving into position. May do one half of the roof in clear polycarbonate for various reasons. Anyone know where you can get this for the best price?
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