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, July 27, 2011

New plants again

D. binata var. dichotoma
U. bisquamata 'White Flower'
U. pubescens
D. coccicaulis seeds


Thanks Zeeland!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

New seeds

Seeds of
D. admirabilis Ceres, RSA
D. natalensis Inanda Rd., Waterfall, Kwa-Zulu-Natal, RSA
D. tomentosa Morro do Jambeiro, Grao Mogol, MG, Brazil
arrived  today. Danke Tobias!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Growth, growth and don't forget, even more growth!

Hi everybody. It's doing great here in Finland. Weather is all sunny but lately we've had few thunderstorms but luckily nothing got broken during storms.

All of my plants (excluding few exceptions) are on the top of the growth. All of my Phalaenopsis orchids are making new leaves at the same time and it looks like my first Phalaenopsis is going to make branch to the old flowerstalk or maybe a keiki?

Ludisia discolor is making branches to few main plants. I've seperated few of these branches from the mother plant and maybe soon I can have even more Ludisia plants growing.

Only orchid which doesn't seem to be doing anythin is my Miltoniopsis hybrid. Positive thing with this plant is that it's making few smalle plantlets by the two main plants. Could that be sign of heat stress? Hopefully this orchid will flower in autumn due to cooler temperatures.

And after orchids some carnivorous plant news.

All the cuttings of D. 'Marston Dragon' that I received died. Next time I wont take cuttings but few growing plants. Better luck next time.

Few newcommers are also recovering from shipping. Newcommers such as Cephalotus follicularis.
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And both of my cephs side by side.
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Nepenthes ampullaria 'Brunei Red x Harlequin' is forming a new pitcher
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Nepenthes albomarginata
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Genlisea violacea from GrĂ£o Mogol
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Utricularia alpina
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Also one of my two VFTs is getting some red colourration.
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And last some flower power.

Pinguicula emarginata
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+ Drosera capensis 'Alba'
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Enjoy the summer!

Friday, July 08, 2011

Dragon

Today arrived cuttings of D. 'Marston Dragon'. Thanks anjoeskrpio!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Pics of new plants

D. spatulata var. lovellae. Nothing special. Just lovely.
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D. neocaledonica. Not as hairy as I expected.
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N. ampullaria 'Brunei Red' x 'Harlequin'. Lovely 6cm long pitchers.
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N. veitchii. Pretty smallish but luckily there are two plants in this portion.
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U. sandersonii. Waiting for bunny ears to arrive.
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No pic of ceph because my camera is too shitty to take a pic of such a small plant. Happy growing!

Plants from CZ plants

Today arrived the following plants:
C. follicularis (This plant sure is baby)
D. neocaledonica (misnamed in shop as D. caledonica)
D. spatulata var. lovellae 'Bloody Red'
N. ampullaria 'Brunei Red x Harlequin' (Positive suprise. Pitchers 6 cm high!)
N. veitchii 'Golden Perisome' Bario (plants are not in very good condition but at least there are 2 of them)
U. sandersonii

And now shall the potting begin! I will post some pics later in this evening.

Friday, July 01, 2011

My very first Cephalotus

My first Cephalotus follicularis arrived today from United Kingdom. Many thanks for Elliot for sech a good plant.

The new gem of my collection is almost 7cm in diameter!
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