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By Rudy1776
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Joined:  Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:57 pm
Howdy everyone, from Houston Texas!

I am not entirely new to growing CP’s, I had a fascination with them starting in my early teens and had a few plants. However, after a few years hiatus and now living on my own, I recently got new plants (old ones died long ago)! I am really looking forward to growing these little guys and learning even more, especially now that I have the time and resources to do so. This is the first time I attempt to grow my VFT’s outside too, I have a South facing Window and Balcony.

Please allow me to share pictures of my plants below! Im considering repotting my VFT’s and Ventrata soon, thoughts?

I have: Ventrata, Capensis, Dente, B-52 and Green Dragon (though I think it might be a Red Dragon??)
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By cwm1
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Joined:  Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:11 pm
Hello Texas, welcome. Lots of info here and good advice also. Feel free to ask questions. I expect to see that grow list...grow!
By Rudy1776
Posts:  6
Joined:  Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:57 pm
@Matt, Thank you!!! During the time I posted this, I found out my sundew has a small amount of Aphids! I'll try manually picking them off. But, I am curious if you Sundews tolerate Neem Oil well sprayed onto them?
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By Matt
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Sundews seem to be a little sensitive to most insecticides and will lose their dew after spraying but will fairly quickly recover. I've never used neem oil, but I would suspect they would have a bit of a reaction to that insecticide as well. We usually spray with acephate 75 (dry powder form) at a concentration of 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon per gallon of distilled water. That will quickly get rid of almost any pests other than mites.

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