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Some more pics of my carnivorous plants

Discussion in 'Live Plants' started by Exo, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

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    The plants have been growing well as of late....

    Nepenthes hamata...a plant with teeth....
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    N x miranda
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    N.spectabilis
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    N.ampullaria
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    Cephalotus follicarius
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    Heliamphora nutans
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  2. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

    COOOOL, I remember when you first got the follicarius, you were fired up, they are hard to get. I'm interested, I think that's why I remebered.
     
  3. Redneck

    Redneck Arachnoprince

    Are these like a venus fly trap? Sorry if this is a stupid question. I am not a plant person. Though, I might be interested in some of these.

    My personal favorites are the first three. All of them are awesome though!

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Bigboy

    Bigboy Arachnoprince Old Timer

    greenhouse, terrarium or window?
     
  5. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Well..they are like a flytrap in the fact that they eat insects to get their fertillizer, but that's pretty much where the similarity ends. And you should get some..they aren't that hard to grow once you do the proper research...well, some of them are kinda hard, but most are fairly easy.

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    I grow them in a special greehouse chamber I built in my basement....here is a pic inside it...

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  6. Travis K

    Travis K TravIsGinger Old Timer

    Exo,

    Always like your plant pics. I am very impressed by what you have produced.
     
  7. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Thank you! it's one of my greatest passions in life, and I have put alot of work into getting my setup just right. :)
     
  8. Very nice. The Cephalotus follicarius is so cute! I can't tell where trap pit begins and rest of the plant ends!
     
  9. Travis K

    Travis K TravIsGinger Old Timer

    You and I would get along great. I can't wait to post pics of my flower beds this summer. This is the first summer in my house where I can focus on planting rather than removing old bushes and stuff. As it is I am eager to plant some of the 800 some odd seedlings I have started inside.
     
  10. esotericman

    esotericman Arachnoknight Old Timer

  11. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Yeah, I have a huge flower garden too..and a veggie garden..and an orchard....see a theme here? {D

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    I have never flowered a nepenthes, but I know many who have...and yes, as it turns out, most nepenthes are indeed male.
     
  12. Bigboy

    Bigboy Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Think you could write up a quick do-it-yourself for that mini greenhouse you built them? I have horrible luck growing nepenthes in New England but no troubles at all here in Brisbane. I'm sure its a light issue so knowing what you use would be wonderful.
     
  13. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    For lighting I use a sunblaze 48 T5 fixture, in a chamber in my basement made of showercurtains with a lumber frame. Also inside the frame is a table with the plants on it, and a ultrasonic humidifier and a small occillating fan.

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    A Few more pics.....

    N.vogelii
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    N.veitchii
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    D.rotundifolia
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    D.multifida
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    N.alata
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    N.ovata
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    N.jacquelineae
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  14. Warren Bautista

    Warren Bautista Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Those pitchers are Über.
     
  15. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Thanks! :)
     
  16. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Exo,

    How well do you think some of these plants would hold up in a wardian-style setup?
     
  17. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Most Nepenthes would do fairly well in such a setup when small, assuming it was in a well lit room, especially some of the smaller lowland species such as N.bellii and N.gracilis. A few sundews would do well too..especially D.prolifera and D.adeleae
     
  18. AbraxasComplex

    AbraxasComplex Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I agree. I've set up many a Nepenthes or sundew jar. I've had 2cm Nepenthes cuttings take off in a sealed carboy jar with no care besides the proper lighting. They were massive within a few months.
     
  19. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Ok, great. I'll start researching.

    Exo, what do you feed all your carnivores?
     
  20. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Well..that depends.....

    Typically, I use crickets of varying sizes, from pinheads for sundews up to adults for my larger nepenthes. I also have been known to kindap unassuming and tasy looking bugs I happen to come accross outside on occasion. The plants I grow outdoors, such as venus flytraps and sarracienia catch their own prey so effectivly that I don't even bother feeding those.
     
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