sanguinearocks101 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:16 pm
Are they getting a dormancy? How big are they? The term for duplicating itself is dividing and the new plants are called divisions. Do you have any that you’re willing to trade? Pictures would help greatly.
I haven't paid attention to dormancy. I setup the garden and lamps, then set it by this open window seen in the picture. I haven't moved it since 2018. I relocate it only to clean the water tray. I did notice towards the end of 2018, that many (all?) of the plants died back and then came back early 2019. I didn't journal any details about which plant / when, etc.
I'm willing to trade/donate, but I have zero confidence in my ability to "harvest" a viable division or leaf cutting, or whatever it is recipients would want from me.
uxleumas wrote: ↑Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:32 pm
hmmm... how often are you feeding them? how many hours of light each day? in sunlight or under grow light? do you fertilize it? how often do you do a re-pot? is the humidity high? i hear that nepenthes will often flower with stress, maybe it's the same for other plants? have they flowered before? maybe the ones in home-depot were treted so badly that they just went "i need to flower cause i'll die soon and if i don't flower there won't be any future plants." which could mean that your plants aren't at that stage where they're light deprived, but aren't roling in sunshine either. you can try and force flowering by buying a seedling starter bulb (blue light) and that might work. vfts flower with lots of sun , so maybe try setting up a set-up outside if it isn't alredy out there. if you're desperite, try using maxsea or 2 small fertilizing prills or those slow release fertilizers that look like green dip-in dots
I feed it once or twice a month with fish food. Two traps have been dining on a fat moth and lady bug for 2 weeks and it's still at it. Also a week or two or three ago, I fed every single trap just so I can pick it up and get at the underside to treat for mealybugs. I don't have a strict schedule for feeding. It lives under a lamp. I don't fertilize. I haven't re-potted before. Humidity in Los Angeles is near zero.
During summer, it has direct sunlight around 10AM for 1.5 hours.
During winter, sunlight around 10AM for 45 minutes. See yellow arrows.
: My post from 2018 when I started the garden.
When I received the Wally, it was riiidiculously small. I poked a hole in the middle of the garden and just dropped it in. This picture was taken a month after planting Wally in 2018.
Here they are in 2020 not wearing a mask.
It lives under this lamp plugged into a timer that I adjust every 2 or 3 months. It turns on 1 hour before sunrise, and 1 hour after sunet.