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RichardG
Posted: May 29, 2006 04:32 pm
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Well at least this one has an animal on it wink.gif
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Posted: May 29, 2006 04:41 pm
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Hi Richard
Excellent pics as usual thum-up.gif i only wish i could keep these things alive, tried to grow VFTs a few times rolleyes.gif A few times whilst chatting with frylock2.gif he has suggested adding an board for carnivorious plants, will monitor this thread for interest levels wink.gif


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Posted: May 29, 2006 04:43 pm
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interesting where do you get them? you say there carnivorous? do they eat insects? meat?


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Posted: May 29, 2006 05:39 pm
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Nice pics Richard. clap.gif
I keep a couple myself in the spider room.
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Posted: May 29, 2006 05:42 pm
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Yeap - carnivorous plants which grow in nitrate-poor soils, so catch invertebrates to 'plug the nutritional gap'.

You are unlikely to succeed growing most CPs in a UK house. Light levels are too low, and winter temperatures too high/dry. Without good light and a winter dormancy these things won't survive for long. They also react badly (die) to hard tap water - which Swindon has.

Phil, there aren't any CPs which would grow in your spider-room. Too hot, too dark wink.gif

A frost free (+5*C) greenhouse is the best place for most of them.

There are plenty of internet nurseries where you can buy them Johnnyboy, but they are expensive - for plants rolleyes.gif

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QUOTE (oleander @ May 29 2006, 05:39 PM)
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It's a specific clone of VFT where the traps can eventually achieve 5 cm across biggrin.gif
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That's a fair old size for a trap!!
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Posted: May 29, 2006 08:43 pm
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Yes CP's are on the pricey side (as far as plants go) i killed one of my three nep's over winter and will have to chuck one other outside to pick up (only i could half kill a N.copplandi rolleyes.gif but thrips has not helped it), im back on to C&S these day's as i love Asclepiad's tho getting to like my two Brachystelma i have more then then the true succlent one's i have.

Here's my Brachystelma buchananii in flower (smelt like shi- and death at the same time.. nice).

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Posted: September 26, 2006 02:29 am
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Nice carrion flower! Check out my Phalaenopsis (not an insect eater, doesn't stink, but sure looks good for 4 months of the year wink.gif)...

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Posted: September 26, 2006 02:34 am
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Hey, do any of you guys keep any Tacca spp.?? I've got an image here somewhere of one of our old T.integrafolia in full flower, will dig it up smile.gif Also dig up the old ginger and Heliconia pics, as well as the CP's, had a bunch of them over the years, some beauties in those smile.gif You're right Rich, most, with probably the exception of the Nep's, hate hard water of any kind. You guys could grow some mean Darlingtonia up there in the cold....

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Posted: September 26, 2006 02:58 am
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I shall put some T.chantrieri seed in when i get chance Steve, or better put when i have room these day's it's getting hard to fit the smallist Mesembs in rolleyes.gif.


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Yeah, been growing Darlingtonia outside here for years. They still look better if grown under glass though. The clone I've got doesn't grow very tall, but ray.gif let me have a runner from one of his which is a good 30 cm tall.

Also got plenty of Cephalotus; propagated lots of these from my parent plant this year. Unfortunately my clone seems to prefer making non-carnivorous leaves rather than pitchers (but it's a clone which doesn't die back, like others can do) biggrin.gif

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Hey, Steven!
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