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Discussion in 'Live Plants' started by kgrizzlefoshizzle, Aug 23, 2017.
Side note-- about to acquire some new bromeliads! When they arrive will post pics
Never mind ditched the bromeliads in favor of snake plant and dracaena Labor Day sale finds
I'm rather fond of Dracaena myself. Some of the pictures of old dragon's blood trees are simply stunning.
Here’s a few more of my sarracenia collection
Great plants, I am really jealouse!! The colours are dream-like!
My plants are not that colorful, because I don't have that much sun. They are more green, but that's ok. The plants are healthy, one bloomed (I bought them this year, and hope they bloom more next years, my cacti bloom very well on my balcony).
How do you overwinter your plants? With water or more on the dryer side? I had once a carnivorous buck, left water in it but it crashed in the cold. Even it was a more soft buck. The plants all died . There were swamp orchids in there, Sarracenia, a bilberry bush and more other plants I loved.
Now I am unsure what to do. They are only in single pots in a bigger pot for a easier watering.
Thanks in advance .
I usually take my individually potted plants and place them in a big empty pond container and cover the pond with a tarp on days when there is freezing conditions. It usually helps me and I live in NY. HOPE THIS HELPS!! And good luck
Will flies exposed to pesticides hurt it?
Not usually, plants and animals are usually sufficiently different that pesticides don't really double as herbicides (I believe the other direction isn't always true--I'm pretty sure that glyphosate, for example, is toxic to animals as well as plants).
Is deadly for fish. Warning on label to not spray within 50 feet of lakes, streams or other waterways.
What species of nepenthes is that on the first page? I've never seen one that can stand temperate climates.
You haven't seen one because there isn't one, but the species on the first page is Nepenthes hamata. Nepenthes lamii can take sub-freezing temps, but it also has to be kept very cool during the day, and it can't take anything really cold, to my knowledge.
I always wanted to grow pitcher plants and sundews (if that's the name). I've grown fly traps before. These r some awesome plants and pics. Wish I had them all!!!
Me of the brown thumb, plant exterminator extraordinaire, can only stand in awe and marvel at people who grow things like carnivorous. If I was at the watering can they would all be dead in a week.
I picked up some wild sundews a while ago and they all turned black within a week. These sorts of plant collections amaze me, the only thing I'm good at growing is mould and algae
I'm the same way!
Didn't you save that orchid a while back? It looked basically dead, but you left it outside and watered it and it eventually recovered. Maybe I'm misremembering...
I hope you weren't collecting sundews from the wild. Usually carnivorous plants are under some variety of threat, since their habitat is so specialized. But I don't actually know what "wild sundews" means in this context.
The weird thing is that in some ways I find easy CPs easier than classically "easy" plants, like succulents, particularly succulents you have to remember to water at least sometimes (cactuses that never need water are a different story). For example, my sundew I can just leave in a bowl of water. There's little to remember to water, and I can't add too much water. But I almost killed my kalanchoe forgetting to water it. And though I wouldn't consider most of the plants in my highland terrarium easy (although a couple of them are not all that hard), it is certainly easier to just mist them all the time than to have to remember to water them. The main thing people mess up with CPs is that they need tons and tons of light. Once you supply that a lot of them can tolerate a range of poor conditions.
As a grower of most all plants and vegetables I've never really grown any of the pitcher plants b/c of my climate but always wanted to. Now, I have some pretty powerful lights and more of an extensive knowledge of indoor gardening and am wondering if you have any good sources to purchase some of these plants. Everywhere I've seen them they are pretty expensive so I'd rather go with a reputable source from someone with firsthand experience. Info would be much appreciated and all of the plants are Gorgeous..I especially like the sarracenia (deep red ones)
I've heard California carnivores is reputable
Thanks, I will check them out
Really? These things were everywhere and were growing all over the place in just plain clay soil. They didn't seem to have a specialised habitat. Also this was in an area that was being excavated on a private property so I don't think it would've made much difference if I took them or not because they'd likely be killed anyway.