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Your plant collections?

Discussion in 'Live Plants' started by Tarantula24, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Benurmanii

    Benurmanii Arachnosquire

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    I grow all sorts of carnivorous plants, from the temperate kinds, like Venus Fly Traps and Sarracenia, to tropical/subtropical sundews, Nepenthes (only have two, but now that I have a more dedicated high-land tank, I might try attenboroughii. N. attenboroughii can apparently do well as an intermediate when it is young, which is good because I am not sure what temps are gonna be like in my basement during the summer), even a tuberous sundew and a Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor. Unfortunately, my tuberous sundew doesn't seem to be doing too well, it has slowed down its growth significantly, and is oddly etiolated, despite getting enough light.

    I will posts pics of my collection soon.
     
  2. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    Looking forward to the pics.
    If your basement is in the dirt. No walls exposed to outside weather, the temperature and humidity will only vary about 10% midsummers day to midwinters night. That thar be the reasoning behind aging cheese in underground cellars and caves.
     
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  3. Benurmanii

    Benurmanii Arachnosquire

    Sneak peak of one of my plants, not gonna post the full group pic yet because I just ordered some new Nepenthes and I want to include them :)

    The simple yet elegant Nepenthes x ventrata
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  4. Benurmanii

    Benurmanii Arachnosquire

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    Here are all of the plants that I keep in highland conditions. This includes my South African Drosera: D. binata var. multifida f. extrema, D. slackii, and D. venusta
    My South American Drosera: D. latifolia and two D. spiralis (the tall ones, my favorite sundews currently. The one on the right would have another much larger leaf but I took it for cuttings)
    Two tropical Australian Drosera: D. prolifera and D. schizandra
    Some Nepenthes: N. x ventrata, N. spathulata x singalana, N. macfarlanei, N. peltata, and N. sanguinea
    One Heliamphora: H. heterodoxa x minor
    A carnivorous Bromeliad: B. reduccta

    and some live sphagnum moss :)

    Some plants not included in the pic: two Venus Fly Traps and twoSarracenia, but they are dormant right now and don't look too spectacular. I also have two species of pygmy Drosera, but one is making a lot of gemmae and looks kinda gruby. Lastly, I have one tuberous Drosera, D. ramellosa, but I am struggling with growing it and am ashamed to show a picture of it :( Hopefully I will figured it out come spring time before summer dormancy!

    Also I use that sippy cup to water my plants, don't ask.
     
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  5. Benurmanii

    Benurmanii Arachnosquire

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  6. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnoprince Active Member

    What a beautiful collection! I think I'm rather jealous :)
    I have three D. filiformis and a very small Cephalotus follicularis, all of which are in dormancy at the moment.
     
  7. Benurmanii

    Benurmanii Arachnosquire

    Thank you for your kind words! Cephs are something I've been meaning to get into. They definitely are a trial of patience! D. filiformis is definitely my favorite temperate sundew, right next to D. trayci, which is very similar but the main difference is that it doesn't have any red coloration. I plan to get some D. filiformis and D. trayci this spring for my back porch, though when I bought a pot of D. scorpiodes (not shown in any of the pictures) I found sprouts of what appears to be D. filiformis and D. trayci, so I have been feeding them to boost their growth before springtime. The nice thing about the carnivorous plant trade is that you sometimes get bonus plants from seeds that accidentally fall into the pots of other plants. I have tons of unidentified "bonus" sundews in some of my pots (you can see a lot in my D. slackii's pot in the last picture, front right).
     
  8. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnoprince Active Member

    I've heard Heliamphora are pretty slow, also, but yes, my ceph is, I believe, 3 years old and about the size of a silver dollar and only has juvenile pitchers. :/ Hopefully it will grow mature pitchers in the spring.
    Though I've never tried growing them myself, I have read that Brocchinia like very high light levels, and that the higher the light levels, the more yellow and erect the plant will appear. See this page: http://www.sarracenia.com/pubs/cpn38-10-11.pdf I think yours will do better with more light.
     
  9. Benurmanii

    Benurmanii Arachnosquire

    Yep, even when dircetly under my four T8 bulbs it still is a bit floppy. I'm eventually gonna evict it to the outside of the tank though, as I'm going to run out of room in there soon and B. reducta doesn't really need any extra humidity provided by the terrarium.
     
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  11. It's a (Ginormous) dormant at this moment
     
  12. Here is my newest
     

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