My carnivorous plants

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    Here is my plants. They are not just any plants; they are carnivorous plants. Unfortaunly it is winter now and that result in slow growth of the plants and dormancy. But when spring comes I may post new pictures of them. First is my small Venus Flytrap: (this picture was taken a while ago)
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    And my nepenthes: (who is growing fast!)
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    This is my one (30 cm) sarracenia. The picture was taken in the spring, a while ago.

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    THis is how the plant look now. Not too good I am afraid because it is still winter. But when its spring...
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    I also have another sarracenia of the same kind but barely 10cm so I won`t post pictures of it yet. Hope you enjoy them!

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    Do carnivorous plants require humidity trays?.:confused:
     
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    Very nice collection. Also had some venus flytraps for a while but always seemed to have problems with them. Also don't know much about their requirements aside from that I was told to only use distilled water
     
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    @DewaldC Yes they do needc humidty except the Venus Flytrap. My nepenthes has a glass container over it. The blocks in the picture is to lift the container a little but from the ground or else it will crush the plant. My sarracenia`s has both plastic bottles over them with the top cut off. Sometimes I boil water, pour it in a cup and put the cup under the container. The whole container is full of steam then and also there is a lot of humidity. I will to post a picture so you can see wat I mean.
    @Zuraki Yes you must use distilled water or rain water. I use rain water. If you want more information try http://www.botany.org/bsa/misc/carn.html and http://www.flytrapcare.com/store/venus-fly-trap-care-sheet If you want to know more about nepenthes try http://www.piantecarnivore.it/trilobit/nepinfo.txt
     
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    Love the sarracenia!!
     
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    Very nice! It takes patience and love to grow these :bigsmile:
     
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    Thanks @10i @Dinky
    I also love these plants, a pity its winter.... But in a few months it will be spring and then...
     
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    @Rooivlerkie

    I used to have a huge CP collection when I lived in SA.
    Getting back into it slowly but I won't have as many as I did at one time.

    A Gardening Thread! - Page 24

    There was a huge plant sale and convention in France last week.
    I wasn't able to go, but a friend of mine brought a few bits and pieces back for me. Waiting for him to send them to me.
     
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    Nice Rooivlerkie,

    I also have a good collection, some massive VFT and Nep. Will post pics. Now is a bad time for them, they look bit poorly, but soon its spring again and boom! :nuts:
     
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    My pride and joy :)

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    I've just grown my first Venus Fly Trap from a seed recently as well. Still very small. I find using RO water and keeping them damp is essential.
     
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    @Reedfish
    I also love these carnivorous plants. I want to add more plants to my collection but that will be in spring. Also can any one tell me what type of nepenthes I have? What type of Venus flytrap I have? What type of sarracenia I have? I`ve research google for results but no luck. Also does nepenthes go into dormancy? I know Venus flytraps and sarracenia`s do.
    @Wolfaard. Thanks! When your plants look better open a new thread and post some pictures of them! I`d love too see them.
    Does anyone know where I can get a pinguicula in South Africa?
     
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    And this is the way I keep my nepenthesP1160858.jpg and then I add a cup of warm water( not too the soil! I just put a cup of warm water under the container) P1160860.jpg

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    Too small to tell just yet, will most probably be the typical types, did you get them from Stodels? Nep's are tropical, mine still grows well, even outside, same as sundews, VFT and Sar's go dormant.

    Yes, I will give them time again to recover and post pics!

    One word of advice! Sun, allot of it, tap water is fine, to let it dry a little is fine(good even, mites start to cultivate) but Sun!!! That is where the growth, color and seeds come from. VFT only get their red and big traps if you put it in full sun and don't feed them.
     
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    Thanks for the advice @Wolfaard
    Yes, I buy from Stodels. Once when I was there they some nepentheses with cups as big as 13 cm! But I did not buy one as I already have this nepenthes. This Venus flytrap has not open his sweet small traps yet... He only makes them and keep them closed. I think it is because it is still so small and it is winter.
     
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    @Rooivlerkie.

    Hard to tell what form the VFT is - prob the standard form.
    And the Nepenthes is also difficult to ID at the stage. I would need a close up of a pitcher. But since you bought it at a garden centre I would guess it's ventricosa or one of the ventricosa hybrids. Loads of those doing the rounds.

    As as has been said above, VFT need plenty of sun to do well.
    Neps need a bit of shade, and also high humidity
     
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    P1160875.jpg This is the pitcher. i`ve notice in spring when the cups that get a lot of sun they are bigger and darker than those that grow did not get as much sun. THis one is taken today, I`ll try to get the picture I took a while ago of a cup that was red.

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    P1150694.jpgTHis is the picture of the cup taken a while ago

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    Its not the same cup!
     
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    :nuts: I just found something I like. Where do you find these plants? :love:
     

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