I'll make these at the begining of the month when it's easiest to remember. New set up in my little tank.
Hello there. I'm in sunny central Florida. I have been watching this community and going through some of the older posts. Have really enjoyed the pics. I hope some of you are still here and that activity will pick up again. LJ is my favorite site. I see the info says there was a very recent post but the newest one I see is from 2010.
Anyway, I got into Carnivorous Plants last year in February. I got my first little nepenthes from Lowe's back when they used to carry a variety in those cubes. That set me off and nepenthes are my favorites. Later on I got my first Sarracenia and then my first flytrap which wasa B-52. I am enjoying the hobby and excited about this growing season. Here is a video of some of the plants I have and plans I am making. So, hi everyone.
So I found a really gorgeous [i]Nepenthes[/i] the other day that is about to bloom. It is past the rosette stage and starting to vine, rather densely, it's also got a flower spike about to bloom! Alas there's no pitchers that I could see, which I suspect may make speciation difficult, but I'm hoping the flowers will place it as low, hybrid, or highland which well give me a general outline for what I'll need to build to grow it. I'm going to get it no matter, it's just that I've got pretty limited time to get it situated before winter comes. I failed the last time I tried one of these years, but I;m at a better location and have better equipment
So, I'm not exactly a n00b to the carnivorous plant growing thing. But I'm not really an expert.
1) I got a bunch of seeds from the winter just passed- they've been stratifying, and now it's warming up. I've read to put them on live spaghnum, leave them in the wet paper towels, or to just put them on wet peat/perlite, like you grow the adults in. Which is it?
2) With the warm weather, the mosquitos are BACK, and mind you, it's quite early. But their numbers are fierce, and I can't even go out there to water my garden without getting swarmed. With the number of Sarracenia I have, I can't keep them in a terrarium, and don't really have the means of a nice, netted room or greenhouse. I tried citronella plants one year, but that did diddly. And I'm uncertain about putting chemicals in the water, and the spray fogger really doesn't always work, and certainly doesn't give enough uses for the money. What do you guys do?
Alllso...I'm on the market for (cheap-ish) carnivores to expand my collection. Anyone have anything available? :3