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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Glistening droseras

Last summer I bought many different sundew species. Actually over 60% of my current sundews.

Drosera affinis 'Namibia' came from BCP (Best Carnivorous Plants) and it had big problems with mold. All of the dead leaves got mold and it spread on the soil too. I repotted this plant about 5 times during half year period. Still this plant which looked like this:
Drosera affinis

Looks like this at the moment:
In my opinion this plant is as easy to grow as D. capensis or D. aliceae. This plant has flowered fed times but due to lack of space in my terraria I had to cut the flowerstalks. And right now there are 3 flower stalks growing from this plant.

Drosera spatulata came from BCP and has been growing nicely but has not flowered yet. Plants rosettes are very compact and hopefully they will have better coloration after summer. Plants in the picture with 10 cents coin.

Drosera venusta is one of the species I have grown from seed. It's very easy species to grow. Plants in 8cm x 8cm x 8cm pots.
D. venusta

Then the plants that I recieved as leaf cuttings. They sprouted in water and I potted them after they grew few roots. Plants are still young but vigorous.
D. capensis 'Red'

I think this one is going to be one of my favorite sundews. Drosera intermedia 'Gran Sabana'. Plants are pretty, easy and compact and grow rather slowly. I just cant wait till this plant is in its flowering stage.
D. intermedia 'Gran Sabana'

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Some of my new plants

Few days ago I went to flowershop. I just got to buy these.

Nepenthes sanguinea 'Black Beauty'

and it's pitcher

Found some nice Drosera aliciae too
Drosera aliceae

Ludisia discolor - the jewel orchid. My favorite orchid at the moment

One more plant. Unknown Sarracenia. Maybe a hybrid. Looking kinda sad at the moment but luckily it has long summer forward. :)

And the details of the pitcher

Then something about my older plants. My venus flytraps and Sarracenia psittacina are doing well and they are even making some flowerstalks.

Then about my Utricularia longifolia. It came to me as a happy looking clump but it suffered when I potted it to mix of peat and sand.

It survived in this mix for few months and then I potted it to small glass jar using mix of living sphagnum moss and orchid soil. And at the moment this little plant looks like this
U. longifolia foliage