About the Finn in the other end of the cable

Eastern Finland, Finland
Hello and thank you for visiting my blog! I'm DW and I'm 19 years old Finnish guy who has grown carnivorous plants since 2009 alongside with orchids, bromeliads, cacti and chilies. Besides growing plants I keep this blog, take photos, cook, read books and watch movies. At the moment I'm highschool graduate studying audiovisual communication in career college. For contacts my e-mail address is kihokki01[at]gmail[dot]com. You can also find here my grow list and want list

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Happy little Aussie

I'm happy to announce my newest weapon against the bugs in this bug filled world. The Lance-Leaf Sundew, Drosera adelae!

Many thanks to Amperon for good sized and and numerous plants and of course for excellent packing.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pinguicula, Nepenthes, deformations and beginning of a love story

At last I'm owner of 2 different Pinguiculas. I've had P. x 'Tina' since this hobby started and now I have another butterwort. Pinguicula emarginata.

P. x 'Tina'
P. x 'Tina'

Some nice 'n' big P. emarginatas. Lovely plants.
P. emarginata

And news about my neps. Nepenthes rafflesiana has cheered up because I changed its place in my terraria to more lightful, warmer and moister area.
N.rafflesiana

The newest pitcher.
N.rafflesiana pitcher

And then there was a little accident with my best N. x 'Ventrata'. Plants leaves growing tip left between wall and front glass of my terrarium. This is why my Ventrata made a deformed pitcher. Got to be more careful with these long leaf tips.
N. x 'Ventrata' fail pitcher

And another deformation in this gallery of horrors is this deformed leaf of D. aliceae. This leaf is like two leaves jointed together from non capturing part of the leaf.
D. aliceae deformed leaf

And then the love story. Two D. paradoxa's...
One destiny...
To conquer the world with love.
Love story
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I hope their love will flourish. :D Happy growing folks!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

First new plants in this spring

Today I had a happy suprise waiting for me.
D. paradoxa (Plantagen clone)
G. violacea 'Grao Mogol'
P. emarginata

Packet was very well packed and plants were big and healhty looking. Thank you Nokkahiiri!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Identity crisis of Sarracenia hybrid

I bought this Sarracenia in 7th of March in this year. Plant looked a bit dried but is still bought it. First pitchesr looked like this:
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And after having some better care it started to make pigger pithers which look like this:
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Notice the difference in lids! Looks like this little is having an identity crisis after being recued from drying. Let's hope that this plant gets more self-confidence during the summer.

Bladderworts in jars, chilies in the pots and cacti flower

Yesterday I took pictures of my U. longifolias pot which is only glass jar full of potting mix and some nice ammounts of U.longifolia roots.
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Roots.

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And more roots.

U. longifolia foliage
Happy looking foliage.

Looks like this Utricularia really enjoys conditions in my terraria.

In this spring I sowed some other plants than just carnivorous plants. Plants that I sowed are Basil(Ocimum basilicum) and few varieties of chili such as Lemon Drop, Aji Cristal, Early Jalapeno and Inca Red Drop.

First time I ever got a cacti to flower. Here you have flower of Schlumbergera truncata. Plant which flowered was grown from cuttings which my mum gave me about 4 months ago.
Schlumbergera truncata flower
Schlumbergera truncata flower