Post by ianturkstra on May 5, 2009 14:48:06 GMT -5
I have been getting more and more into CPs over the year or so. I started with a nepenthes pitcher plant and a venus fly trap. Killed the VFT due to a bit of neglect, but the pitcher plant is growing faster and faster all the time, and has three nice big traps on it (after about 5 months of trouble, I discovered I wasn't watering it half as much as I should).
I found this forum after buying some seeds (Drosera alicia and Nepenthes gracilis) and three tiny Drosera dielsiana plants off of Ebay. The seller told me to check out this forum and I'm already glad I did!
Looking forward to learning a lot from the members here. Have already seen some impressive pictures!
Post by carnivoure12 on May 5, 2009 15:15:20 GMT -5
Welcome! Do you know which Nepenthes you have was it Ventricosa, thats by far one of the best starter neps, but as you get into more depth, you might want to research what every species likes, gracillis likes different conditions than ventricosa.
I recommend you get the Savage Garden, very good for book for beginners. Nice to see you!
Hey! I'm a high school student working on my final physics project for grade 12. I was planning on growing my own plants, but I've killed two of my three plants, so things aren't looking great. I'm just looking to record the closing speed of some venus fly traps to calculate elastic potential, so would anybody be cool with me experimenting with your plants/observing them? Thanks.
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