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  2. Pictures will help us,it could be a pest in the soil eating the roots.It could be the wrong type of compost? There are many reasons
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  4. Anyone know if Rajah clone K1 is male or female?
  5. I got about 50 mixed vft seeds (real vft ) had them about 20 ish so far sprout. Trouble is im loosing them. Ive only got 4 left that might make it a bit longer and a few more seeds might be shooting roots now but im worried ill loose them. Ive kept adult vfts on n off for years and they seem a doddle compared to the seedlings. Whats your opinion on light. Should i leave them in good humidity in full sun (its been pretty hot in uk lately) or do you think strong sun can cook them ?only use natural light in a cold frame but if hot i open the frame up
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    Hello from Italy

    Hello Simeon Welcome to the forum.
  7. I also find inside a house can be a bit too low humidity for these big sundews, especially with the recent weather.
  8. I have a number growing in my pond margins for many years without problems. Did have fish until the herons finished them off but still full with frogs! Plus I have to top up with hard tap water in the hot weather (it'd be a waste of the collected rain water). Give it a go, you might be surprised.
  9. You can remove them or leave them on. No harm either way, except for aesthetics. Happy Growing!
  10. Thanks Greg, I didn't know they make different types of pitchers!
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  12. Looks like two Miranda to me - one producing lower pitchers, the other producing uppers.
  13. Ciao Argo! I'm very happy to see you also in this forum!
  14. So I have one measuring the RH @40% inside the GH, another inside reading 48% with the outside RH measuring @40% Perhaps a humidity reader which sets off the misting system aimed at the GH floor if it drops below a certain %...
  15. Ciao Simeon!! Very happy to find you in this forum!
  16. Hi, I got gifted a large Nepenthes plant but I'm not sure what variety it is. I originally thought there were 2 varieties in the one pot. The one being Miranda and and the other Truncata. After more research, I discovered that Truncata has heart shaped leaves, and mine does not. Looking at more pictures of Miranda, it seems some of them look like the other pitchers. Are there 2 varieties in this pot or is it all one variety? Any help is apparecitated.
  17. Hello everyone! I'm Simeon and I'm from Italy. I'm growing carnivorous plant since years and my favourite plant is the Cephalotus follicularis! See you soon!!
  18. There are some purpurea ssp. purpurea populations in alkaline marl bogs, so they are tolerant of a wide range of pH
  19. Do concider the difficulties to measure humidity. Double check with more than one device. 30 is low and not for certain a correct measurement.
  20. With orchids, I had a misting system and water storage containers under the benches to wet all the floor and keep the atmosphere damp. It worked well. I would have thought if you mist the canopies of CPs, there will be a danger of scorch in the midday sun unless you have a lot of shade cloth on and then you are reducing the sunlight they need. Perhaps mist the tops in the evening, but I would be careful during the day. Rob
  21. Thank you for your comments. Yes of course, you have correctly identified the potential problem of pH being to high (the fish are goldfish and Koi, also a good population of frogs, newts and toads). If I do go ahead, I have a variety of carnivorous plants to experiment with, including S. Purpurea. But, I was wondering if anybody had already tried and what were the results. I believe the Irish populations of S. Purpurea are causing problems due to their illegal introduction, with the CPS. organising regular clearings. On that note, I will need to clarify my position with the appropriate authorities.
  22. I second argo. As long as the plant is sacrificed to the test and not the fish it is not a big deal. Maybe I try once I have an excess of sarracenias to sacrifice. My collection is quite small at the moment. Br Magnus
  23. Hi all, After a little advise. The relative humidity in my greenhouse is constantly dropping below 30% given the current hot weather. All my Sarrs are stood in 1-2 inches of water. I find myself damping down the greenhouse floor to help bring this up a little. I was looking at a misting system to help automate this process on the hotter days! My question is, would you set it up to spray the Canopy’s of the plants ( with rain water) or set it to just wet the floor and therefore fed by normal tap water? Regards Neil
  24. Arum dioscoridies - to me - is just poo. Not carrion, just poo. Horrible. Quite a number of the araceae seem to smell like very bad body-odour to me too.....
  25. Hi! I’ve not experience at all in this kind of coultivation... Topfrog has said the true, but I think that you can sacrifice a single plant for an experiment.... I’d try with sarracenia purpurea purpurea that grows in wild in Ireland and Scotland where people had introduced it.... in Canada grows a variant of this plant that grows in alkaline substrate... so if you want to make an experiment I’d try with sarracenia purpurea ssp. Purpurea. Good luck! ;-)
  26. No experience myself with that combination, but ill imagine "full of fish" equals too much fertilizer for the plant. I dont know what fish it is. But low ph as sarracenias wants is not really Good for Most ornamental garden pond fish. At least not in a pond full of fish which needs biological filtration to keep the fish healthy. So....I would not try myself. Br Magnus
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