Glad the Ping made it, I was a tad hesitant to even bother giving it to you seeing how tiny it was (the "plant" I gave Lloyd was a tiny unopened "gemmae" maybe 2 mm long) but I am pleased that it survived- make sure to observe the flowers when it makes them, I have a feeling I gave you my sole P.vulgaris instead of P.grandiflora!!
Here is another quick vid of my bog taken yesterday
Very nice! Lol, today my outdoor stuff doesn't look good at all! the severe winds and 30 celsius temps have the sarr pitchers fallen (so i staked them) the dew's dew gone and the darlingtonia..i'm not sure if its gonna make it the soil for the darling practically dried out, and there was no water in the tray when i got back from school. its newly inflating pitcher is wilted and smushy lets hope this doesn't spread to the rest of the plant. anyone have any ideas on how to care for it in times like this?
HB and Tael- thanks!! and yes, MS-006 Z II is a strong fellow, he looks great with CPs and is weatherproof to boot
Lloyd- I imagine you're talking about S.flava flowers, which truly smell funky and generally not so "nice"- if they're a bright sulfur yellow and smell kinda like a cat marking their territory, that's what yer dealing with
Petmantis- best of luck with them, got my fingers crossed for you!!
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I made a big order with Dan last year and bought some extras from Flytrap to try out in my Bancroft minibog. So far things are looking really good. These are pushing up flower buds as of last week: S purpurea venosa montana x oreophylla (o x f) x l oreophylla flava purpuraea (natch) OSM-HVPT Courti x purpurae These look strong and promising, no flower buds yet but maybe later: Ala red lid x pv x flava maxima Dixie Lace Oreophylla OSM #4 Leucophylla x oreophylla Flava cuprea x oreophylla Readii from Peter D’Amato, rXl X Miniata (Alata x minor) (rxo)xl purpurea burkii x oreophylla SM#4 cobra nest x oreophylla These look a bit weak with only a little color and are probably less hardy, but should pitcher: Rubra Danas Delight Scarlet Belle Mitchelliana x oreophylla x citronelle Minora (oxm) The sundews are just getting started, the pings are big and robust, the flytraps are small but getting started and the B52s are great, pushing up new traps! The only loss was the cobra, it died before the snow flew. Worth a shot though.
Well I planted all my dews, VFT's, sarr's and pings outside. NOw nature will take its course. The sarr's that mabudon gave me look great. The petals have fallen off but the flowers still look fresh and the new pitchers are perfect. Thanks again, Carl, there's going to be some spicy olives coming your way one day.
Post by absintheRTP on Jul 29, 2009 20:19:12 GMT -5
I learn by my self today that squirells love lfs, he broke 6 VFT's mouths, 2 cobra pitchers, but by chance he did'nt touch my Red Pirannah and Big Vigorous, so I just finished building my "cage" in the dark. picture tomorow, :-(
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5
chrisrichard: SCAM ALERT--Don't buy from Pearl River Exotics in Georgia. What they advertise on their website IS NOT WHAT U GET!!! I've learned from my horrible experience+am sharing with everyone, so you don't get ensnared in the same trap of false advertising by them.
Jul 12, 2019 15:41:38 GMT -5