Post by partisangardener on Dec 1, 2015 10:40:27 GMT -5
I am interested in mycorrhiza partnership of our carnivorous plants. For that reason i took some very sandy (lime free) soil from a Pine Forrest. Some roots of live cranberry related plants included for possible mycorrhiza fungus. I put it in a normal ceramic pot I had at hand. In two other pots I had seeds of Drosophyllum germinating (Feb. this year). Some of these little seedlings (11) I transplanted into this pot. All took and grew happily. From a friend I had seeds of different plants which grew near this species from a original place in Portugal. I dispersed this seeds in all pots. 4 Species germinated, but I had to dispose of most plants from one species. Maybe it is some kind of Verbascum or Salvia. It grew too fast. Transplanting in other pots succeeded and I will find out what it is.
One very weak looking plant started to flower in May. Only a few leaves and one flower. I left it and it set no seed. All summer it stood in a friend’s garden and the same plant flowered another time with one flower, and set seed (still not ripe?) I told my friend how to take care, but he knew better. They got water every day in the tray and on top. This summer was very hot. They grew like mad and the honey smell filled the garden. No plant died yet. I only hat to cut off every week some of the wooly leafs of the unknown plant.
They get now water in the tray every time it is nearly gone. One time I was too late and they had nearly no dew. It took them a week to recover. It is now more than a month past and in that little light the sun provides here at the window in my studio seems to be enough. It’s quite cold there 5-10 C°. I hope I will get them through the winter that my friend will take care again.
That’s what it looks like today.
Seems to be more easy when you grow it with some company.
Post by partisangardener on Sept 28, 2016 13:05:37 GMT -5
My plants have flowered several times and I have collected a lot of seeds. Some plants are now in their third flower. But all have new growth points most of them several, which will flower the next season. All looking very healthy in their big pots. They were all the time in a watered tray. Never dry.
One of the pots is at a friend for caring last summer for my plants. Here are the other two pots.
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!
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