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Guess that plant

Discussion in 'Live Plants' started by brolloks, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have something special that germinated recently, and will hopefully grow big and strong without to much hassle.

    Can anyone guess what it is? :p

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  2. JumpingSpiderLady

    JumpingSpiderLady Arachnobaron Active Member

  3. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight

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    Nope :D
     
  4. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnobaron Active Member

    Roridula? If so, I'd like to be updated... :)
     
  5. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight

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    Haha, spot on. It's Roridula gorgonias ;)
     
  6. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnobaron Active Member

    Wow!!! I will be very impressed if you're able to care for it. Where do you live/are you keeping it outside?
     
  7. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight

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    I stay in S Africa, but not in the Cape Province where they grow naturally. I do grow mine outside in direct sun. They get morning to early afternoon sun. Need to move them to another spot that gets better air flow as they do tend to rot easily I have read.

    This is my first attempt at growing Roridula, so will see how it goes :)
     
  8. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnobaron Active Member

    Good luck! Living in south africa has to help at least a little bit :)
     
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  9. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight

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    Thanks, lets hope it does
     
  10. Tleilaxu

    Tleilaxu Arachnoprince Old Timer

    If you can you should catch the bugs that live on them in the wild. Since all these plants is catch bugs but rely on the little assassin's to do the digesting for them.

    That said those little assassin's should be raised and sold to others who own this plant ;)
     
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  11. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight

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    That would be a nice ultimate goal. Lets see how they grow first :D
     
  12. Tleilaxu

    Tleilaxu Arachnoprince Old Timer

    The fact you got them to germinate is impressive in and of its self. As for care according to Peter D Amato they do best if potted in a substrate meant for dewy pines (Drosophyllum lusitanicum) and cared for in a similar fashion.
     
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  13. As someone who cultivates CP, never have I been able to cultivate this plant let alone even have one. What soil? peat moss, perlite etc.
     
  14. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight

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    I have got them in a mixture of sphagnum peat, silica sand and perlite. I have planted the peat pots into larger terracotta pots. They are really tiny compared to the pots they are in now :p, but this will be their final transplant and hopefully they will grow well.

    I only top water now and don't leave them standing in water at all. I water until it drains through and then only water again once the substrate starts to dry.

    Will take some pictures of the new pots and post it.
     
  15. Must be a lot of work! Cool plant noneless though.
     
  16. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight

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    It just forms part of my daily routine of watering and caring for all my CP's. I always seem to just add more and more plants to my collection without considering the work that will go into caring for it all :hilarious:
     
  17. Once I got into orchids, my life was all about my plants.
     
  18. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnobaron Active Member

    Just ordered my first orchid...we shall see what happens now :rolleyes:
     
  19. The Snark

    The Snark Extremely jaded cynical yet optomistic Old Timer

    Fingers crossed. No direct sunlight. Loves water, assuming the roots have plenty of air.
     
  20. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight

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    Got some snaps of the plants in their new pots. They really do look silly in the large pots :p

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