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A few plants of mine.

Discussion in 'Live Plants' started by Exo, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

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    I was in the mood for a photo shoot yesterday, so I decided to go down to the dungeon and get some pics of my collection....Enjoy!

    The "dungeon"
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    N.spectabilis
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    N.jacquilineae with a recently opened pitcher
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    N.copelandii "Mt. Apo"
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    Big N. sanguinea
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    an uncommon hybrid, N. macfarlanie x sanguinea
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    H.nutans baby
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    H.heterodoxa x minor
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    Cephalotus!
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    .....D.prolifera
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    a few pics from upstairs now....

    N.ampullaria
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    Seedgrown N. mirabilis
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    N.gracilis seedling...one of the survivors from a batch I grew from seed
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    a gnat's worst nightmare, D.spathulata
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  2. zonbonzovi

    zonbonzovi Creeping beneath you Staff Member

    Simply awesome, Exo! I admittedly chub a bit when I see pitchers and the like, but my green thumb's a little brown. My wife keeps a lot of fancy-schmancy orchids so no more room near the windows for anything else. You said they're in the basement? Must be overwintering time?
     
  3. netmare

    netmare Arachnopeon

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    That's pretty bad-assed. I know how how some of those can be to grow from seed! Good job, very nice plants.

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  4. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Most of the plants I keep in the basement are highland plants that come from cloudforests in SE asia and south america, they require cool, humid conditions to grow well. Keeping them in the basement allows me to keep the temps low without using an AC unit.
     
  5. odiakkoh

    odiakkoh Arachnosquire

    Those are awesome. I would love to have your skill on keeping plants alive. I could kill a cactus.
     
  6. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    ...........don't feel bad, I DO kill cactus. {D


    Keeping these kind of plants is something almost anyone can learn, they are just a bit different from the standard housplants in their care.


    BTW....being from northern california, there is a good chance that you could even grow the HL plants outside most of the year, considering that you guys have the benifit of cooler nights in the summer.
     
  7. Taryllton

    Taryllton Arachnosquire

    A) what lighting system do you use?

    B) how do you keep humidity up?
     
  8. odiakkoh

    odiakkoh Arachnosquire

    LMAO!

    Really? I'll start doing some serious research then.
     
  9. bobusboy

    bobusboy Arachnoknight

    man some of those are pretty phallic lol.
     
  10. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    I have noticed that most carnivorous plants have a definite....."sexual" look to them....hmm....maybe that why I like them so much......:wicked:
     
  11. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    My light is a Sunblaze 48 high output T5 with 8 bulbs. It's about 3ft above the bottom of the chamber.


    I keep the humidity high by using a sunpentown ultrasonic humidifier....it's the blue thing on the right of the first pic.

    I have the whole setup on a 13 hour timer.
     
  12. barabootom

    barabootom Arachnolord

    Really cool Exo. I loved the picks. Thxs.:worship:
     
  13. Try a prickly pear. Online stores can ship you pads. They're usually pretty tough. Overwatering usually just makes cracks and scars.

    Thanks for sharing again, Exo. The sundews are very pretty.
     
  14. odiakkoh

    odiakkoh Arachnosquire

    Ooo thanks for the tip.
     
  15. codykrr

    codykrr Arachnoking Old Timer

    I will be separating these into their own deli cups within the next week. JOY!

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    Hey Exo, do you have have seeds from the red traps?
     
  16. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Hey Cody, you need to give those seedlings a little more light, see how long the leaves are and how dark green they look? that means they need more light. but otherwise they look very good. ;)

    No flytrap seeds this year, but next spring I'll have some....I did get some pitcher plant seeds though, along with a few kinds of sundew seed.
     
  17. gorgeous Nepenthes! and Heliamhora! and well all of it!:D Ever housed Ts with neps? What are the dimentions of your terrarium?

    again, great collection!

    Nick
     
  18. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Housing T's with neps would only work with if the nep pitchers were very small...or the T very large, otherwise....well, I'm sure you know what would happen. ;)

    My highland growchamber in the basement is 6ft x 5ft x 4ft, the lightcart I use for my Lowland jungle plants upstairs has three tiers, each one is 2ft x 1.5ft x 2ft.
     
  19. codykrr

    codykrr Arachnoking Old Timer

    well for now, I have just had them sitting in a south facing window. When I separate them I will put them under better lights. Ill be doing that as soon as deer season is over.

    Also, what kind of pitch plant seeds you have? If you are willing to part with some anyway.
     
  20. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    I have Sarracenia purpurea and S.oreophilla seed in the fridge (They need a cold dormancy before you can sprout them) and I've got some S.flava seed coming from a friend. I might be able to part with a few purpurea seed one they are done in the fridge. (2 more weeks)