1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Tim's strange plant thread

Discussion in 'Live Plants' started by TimV, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. TimV

    TimV Arachnosquire Old Timer

    127
    0
    0
    Advertisement
    Here's a close up of one plant. You can see they're partial to Fungus Gnats as well.....

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Scott C.

    Scott C. Arachnofloater Arachnosupporter

    Man, you have quite the garden going Tim. Beautiful stuff.
     
  3. TimV

    TimV Arachnosquire Old Timer

    127
    0
    0
    Some cactus mimic local stones. Here's a pretty Echinocereus ridgidispinus var. rubrispinus I grew from seed. It's 3 years old.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. TimV

    TimV Arachnosquire Old Timer

    127
    0
    0
    Here's a cool one. Smells like steer manure; not so stomach wrenching as some stapeliads. The frilly things on the bottom move at the slightest breeze.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. xchondrox

    xchondrox Arachnobaron Old Timer

    317
    1
    0
    IN
    Tim, Do you have to hand feed all your bug eating plants or are there enought just flying/crawling around inside the greenhouse?
     
  6. TimV

    TimV Arachnosquire Old Timer

    127
    0
    0
    Thanks, all

    You know, by putting the Stapeliads close to the carnivorous plants, all the flies in the 'hood end up in the greenhouse. And the carnivorous plants get real, real, healthy ;-) I just hope the neighbor's appreciate all the hard work ;)
     
  7. Taceas

    Taceas Arachnodemon

    Beautiful Butterwort! They're so whimsical looking. :p
     
  8. andy83

    andy83 Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Nice plants everybody!

    This one is called Miracle Fruit(Synsepalum dulcificum). I haven't got any fruits out of it yet but I'm looking forward to it. The fruit contains a glycoprotein that alters your sense of taste for about an hour after consuming. It makes sour things taste sweet.

    [​IMG]

    Here is another neat one that I picked up recently.
    Bulbophyllum minutissimum - said to be one the smallest orchids in the world.
    Not a very good picture but you get the idea.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. H. laoticus

    H. laoticus Arachnoprince

    Hey andy83, I've had that miracle fruit you mentioned and yes, it did mess around with my taste buds :D I ate a lemon and it tasted like an orange. My friends also tried it and all but one had their sense of taste altered. I guess it works for some and not for others, but it's something worth trying out for sure.
     
  10. Bigboy

    Bigboy Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Oh wow Tim, you're really making me miss my plant collection. Happy growing, I'm going to have a go at redoing a bog garden this summer.
     
  11. J Morningstar

    J Morningstar Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I just wanted to add my own carnivourous plant garden terrarrium prodject, if it is welcome...I am sorry about the pic's being in reverse..and sadly my VFT Dente' didn't make it.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    I now realize I put everything too close together to start too...There have been new additions, updates soon.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  12. maurus

    maurus Arachnopeon

    Nice. Where'd you purchase them. Also VFT's don't like high humidity, neither do Sarracenia.
     
  13. J Morningstar

    J Morningstar Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Some from black jungle, some from my local greenhouse, new ones from Carnivorous Plant Nursery. I will add some venalation to the top, I always thought if you could get the spagnum moss to grow your environment was pretty spot on. I also transplanted the Pitcher plant to a vase type container.
     
  14. pavel

    pavel Arachnobaron

    390
    24
    0
    MI
    Love that first Stap, Tim, and your Echinocereus ridgidispinus is a beauty!
     
  15. they inda look like whale heads
     
  16. Nepenthe56

    Nepenthe56 Arachnopeon

    Username

    And that is the plant I took my username from!

    ---------- Post added at 09:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:19 PM ----------



    To be more specific on the second picture, Billbergia nutans.
     
  17. J Morningstar

    J Morningstar Arachnoprince Old Timer

    This is my 18 year old stapilla...

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. james broad

    james broad Arachnopeon

    4
    0
    0
    USA
    Waooo...TimV great plants you have grown in your nursery....
    But in our area none of them is available