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Some of my carnivores.

This is a discussion on Some of my carnivores. within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; I LOVE your collection of carnivorous plants. Good job, thanks for sharing. I bought my ...

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    I LOVE your collection of carnivorous plants. Good job, thanks for sharing. I bought my husband a couple of heliamphoras. The H. nutans died, but he H. pulchella is surviving and the H. minor x heterodoxa is doing good after I put inside the ziplock bag. I have to figure out how to post a picture one of these days, when I feel like it. I'm just not too technical yet and LOL, I don't care.

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    Those are really awesome!! Very nice Nepenthes. Mark, what kind of heliamphora do you have? Do you grow them inside an aquarium?

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    Your collection looks superb! I especially love the healthy soft inviting looking sphagnum moss. I just want to lie down on it and go to sleep!

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    Awesome collection! Any advice to someone growing a very small one amongst a bunch of orchids?
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    So coooool! Great collection and fantastic growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoStems View Post
    Awesome collection! Any advice to someone growing a very small one amongst a bunch of orchids?
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    Well...it depends on the kind of CP, and the kind of environment, Heliamphora need cool highland temps, humidity above 70%, and intense lighting to do well. Cephalotus need intermediate to cool temps, intense light, and will tolerate humidity down to 40% without issue. Nepenthes hare very diverse, and there are species that will fit into almost any of the standard orchid growing conditions (Nepenthes often grow side by side with orchids in the wild)


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    Those are really awesome!! Very nice Nepenthes. Mark, what kind of heliamphora do you have? Do you grow them inside an aquarium?
    Nope, I grow em down in my basement in a large homemade growchamber. I grow nutans, glabra x nutans...nutans x heterodoxa...heterodoxa x minor...minor....pulchella...sarraceiniodies, and heterodoxa x sarraceiniodies.

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    What a fascinating collection. Do you have to provide live flys or insects and if so does the feeding routine vary by individual plant and season? AL

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    I have a nepenthes Judith Finn. I believe it's supposed to like the same environment as orchids. I have it next to my humidifier, it's just very small so I'm afraid of killing it haha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidsal View Post
    What a fascinating collection. Do you have to provide live flys or insects and if so does the feeding routine vary by individual plant and season? AL
    Yes, I collect whatever flies/ant/beetles etc. that I can find and feed them to the plants a few times a month. Plants grown outside can easily catch obscene amounts of food, but my basement makes for sparse hunting grounds most of the year. Insects get rather uncommon in the winter, so I supplement with weak doses of orchid fertillizer in the winter.

    Since these particular genra of CP are tropical, they grow year-round, and are fed year round..except for the cephalotus, it has a slight winter rest, and feeding is reduced to almost nothing in the winter. My temperate carnivores and mexican pinguicula are dormant in the winter, and are not fed at all.

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    Your CPs are so nice! I was out at a carnivorous plant nursery earlier today to pick up a couple of supplies...I love wandering through and seeing all of them. Of course, I have to check out the private orchid collection that lives there as well!
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