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by CarnivorousMrsBanks » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:43 am

Hey guys, I'm new to the forum from Louisville, KY.
I got a VFT on Mother's day from Meijer and left it at my Mother in Law's house on accident. She forgot to water it, I thought it was dead but, thankfully my brother in law checked the roots, repotted it, brought it back to life and then gifted it back to me once it was growing again.
Since then, it started growing some mold for some reason (I was also keeping it inside in my windowsill, it got big red and gorgeous). To keep it from rotting, I obviously reported it and found it was now 3 medium sized plants and one small one.

Fast forward 6 months and i've developed a slight obsession, and I ended up ordering 8 drosera off of the Carnivorous plant nursery. (Typical capensis, marston's dragon, spatulata, intermedia/possibly didn't survive shipping, filliformis, and the other ones are forked I believe)
I bought a very small greenhouse that they're all in and were thriving in for 2 days before an extra cold night seemed to send them all into dormancy.
Now i'm a little bored for the winter, so I had to place and order from Predatory plants and bought a new albino capensis, and a red capensis and red fly trap to go with it.
I'm fairly taken by this new habit. I just requested my first seeds from the bank and am excited to have a go and that.
Thanks for welcoming me to the forum,
Mrs.Banks

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by yardleyq1987 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:19 pm

Welcome and enjoy the journey like the rest of us!

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by CpKid » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:40 am

Hello, and welcome! Good luck with those seeds!

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by Bradley_D » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:56 am

LOL!! You sound like you’re having as tough a time as I am trying to hold back from spending my whole salary on cps. I’ve been doing it for nearly 5 months now and have 22 a
carnivorous plants and 17 of them are different types so I know the struggle :)

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by crys331 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:22 pm

Wow, you sound like me with CP's. Bought my first couple of sarracenia's off of ebay, got a VFT from Lowe's and made a bog this was 2 years ago. I was happy with that for a little while. Then found out a fellow friend was selling some of his sarra's so I bought 15 different kinds from him, a D. Florida giant and some D. traci seeds (last year). Now fast forward everything is doing great and I have started VFT seeds, several Drosera seeds and have some new Drosera plants. Now I would love to add pings and utricularia to my collection. I think I need an intervention!

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by CarnivorousMrsBanks » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:26 pm

Haha sounds as if these things are addicting for a lot of us!
I'm a little discouraged about my outdoor greenhouse. This weird fluctuating weather has been really hard on them, I think.
However, my 3 new babies (Capensis red, Capensis albino, and my red vft) are doing great on my windowsill for now.
I definitely want to get some pings and maybe a cephalotus.
Discouraging to think that 8 of my plants may not make it through! I guess only time will tell what spring may bring!

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by Bradley_D » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:40 am

I have a Ceph and I love it :)

Which plants are you struggling with?

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by CarnivorousMrsBanks » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:26 pm

I have a Marston's dragon, a d. Capensis, giant forked sundew, a spatulata, d. Tracyi, an albino, and a couple vft that may not have survived the polar vortex. My filliformis is the only one that appears to have a hibernacula and my albino just recently started kinda wilting.

Also, I think the cephs are probably the coolest looking pitcher plants, imo. I definitely want to find one but they're a little pricey. Especially with my dicey luck so far haha.

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by SundewWolf » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:15 pm

Capensis, binata, and spatulata won’t grow well in KY unless that greenhouse is heated. I recommend just growing them indoors under lights.
plant videos: http://www.youtube.com/liguus

Plants in my collection: post186153.html

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by CarnivorousMrsBanks » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:50 pm

I feel like a lot of the information you find online is so contradictory that it's hard to know what's right.
I'm pretty hesitant to leave any of my plants outside next year. We shall see what pulls through and i'll definitely be getting some growlights for next year.
On the bright side, it looks like the survivors are starting to come out of dormancy for the year.


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