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Guess that plant

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

  1. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Naw, they look cute that way! :) Is there a reason you put them together? Also, are you fertilizing or using Parameridea?
     
  2. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight

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    Thanks.
    I put 3 seeds together in 2 small peat pots. I did not expect that the majority of the seeds would even germinate but I got 5 plants and did not want to take them out of the substrate so I just placed them in larger pots as is.

    Not using any fertiliser yet, I will use something like diluted Maxsea fertiliser to foliar fertiliser them once they have grown a bit.
    Will have to see once they have grown enough if I can find Pameridea, that would be awesome.
     
  3. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnobaron Active Member

    I would be most impressed if you found paramidea. I wonder if you can collect them from the wild (I would usually never advocate wild collection, but if they are more numerous in the wild than Roridula are, it might be fine). How far do you live from the natural habitat of Roridula?
     
  4. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight

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    I have no idea what their population is like in the wild, but I am guessing they are just as rare as the plants they call home.

    Stay about 890 miles from their habitat :hilarious: So it won't be a casual ride to go and have a quick peek.
    I definitely will make a plan and go and see Roridula and a few other Cape plants in their natural habitat. Would be awesome to witness.
     
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  5. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight

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    Hi everyone,

    Thought I would give an update on the plants.

    They are all still alive :happy: and have grown a bit!
    I have started giving a single plant some diluted water soluble fertiliser high in nitrogen, which I spray onto the leaves. If this single plant does well, then I will fertilise the rest as well.

    Here are some photos:
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  6. Nice! That's amazing how good they're doing!
     
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  7. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight

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    Thanks. Lets hope they stay this healthy :cat:
     
  8. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnobaron Active Member

    They're doing great! Glad to see someone growing this plant effectively.

    Also jealous of your weather. :p
     
  9. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight

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    Thanks.
    Yes, the weather is definitely a major factor.
     
  10. Benurmanii

    Benurmanii Arachnopeon Active Member

    Looks great! I should look into getting some, but in the US they are kind of hard to come by. I have a friend who actually over-winters his on a windowsill. Like me, he lives in Oregon, so not a lot of direct sun during winter, but it seems to do fine. I have strong lighting for it fortunately.

    Only issue is I would wish that I had paramidea to put on them!
     
  11. MantidMaster

    MantidMaster Arachnosquire Active Member

    This would make a very good communal assassin bug enclosure. Keep up the good work!