Post by stunnerstorm on Mar 8, 2017 22:13:32 GMT -5
95% of my carnivorous collection is Nepenthes these days, though I used to have pings, sundews and sarracenia as well. (Before I went on vacation and my roommate forgot to water them..... RIP) One day I will again acquire some.
Recently I started a lot of stem cuttings (August 2016), bought exciting new plants from Brad's greenhouse (November 2016), and started experimenting with maxsea fertilizer (with good results.) So, lots of things are growing! A lot!
^ Here they are in November right when I potted up the new plants. The cuttings (in the back row) have been growing for a while already.
^ And here last week! (They are getting out of control... Especially the cuttings! Some will definitely need a new home before they take over completely...)
^ The cuttings (all N. ventrata) are growing some pretty great pitchers on about 1/3 of them, which is very exciting! I think the maxsea helped out quite a bit.
^ N. burbidgeae x campanulata is starting to grow some slightly bigger pitchers and N. flava has sprouted a whole host of adorable baby pitchers! (They are TINY and SO CUTE.)
There are more cuties to photograph yet, so I'll update on those when I get a chance.
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