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Re: Starchy's Growlist

by Starchy » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:22 am

I noticed what could be the beginning of flower on my P. 'weser' so I took a picture:

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A couple days later, it was confirmed! Its first flower stalk:

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I'll try and take better photos later, in better lighting.

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Re: Starchy's Growlist

by bananaman » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:06 am

That's a great list Starchy. I can't believe I haven't seen it yet...

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Re: Starchy's Growlist

by charlie » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:44 pm

wow amazing list
I had the same experience that you had with the spathulata I had some stubborn sessifolia seeds that I'd given up on and wham!!!! I got 10 seedlings!
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Re: Starchy's Growlist

by Starchy » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:40 pm

Last night I noticed that my D. 'schuppenstiel' has put out the most bizarre-looking trap (this is because the trap is forming slowly, so I was able to view it only partially opening). I took some photos...

I especially love the last photo. Enjoy and thanks for viewing!


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Re: Starchy's Growlist

by Goodkoalie » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:43 am

COngrats on the growing list, your plants are looking very happy and healthy
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Re: Starchy's Growlist

by Starchy » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:03 am

Haven't posted any photos in a while, so I figured I would show a couple new ones:


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Jaws

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FTS Crimson Sawtooth showing some scaling

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FTS Crimson Sawtooth

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SD Draco

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cool mutation from S. 'HCW'

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Re: Starchy's Growlist

by Maiden » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:25 am

Very nice plants!
What is the soilmix of your vfts in the first 2 pictures?

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Re: Starchy's Growlist

by Starchy » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:35 am

Maiden wrote:Very nice plants!
What is the soilmix of your vfts in the first 2 pictures?

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I almost always use the same soil mix:
peat: silica sand: perlite at a 3:2:1 ratio. I tend to have a lot of success with a 1/4" topcoat of LFS. I usually add the top coat after a couple months of the plant being outside. This is what you are visually seeing in the first two photos.

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Re: Starchy's Growlist

by Maiden » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:38 am

Nice. Since a couple month i grow my vfts in 100%LFS and i have pretty good results.

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Re: Starchy's Growlist

by Starchy » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:50 am

I have had bad results with 100% LFS. I had about 5 plants almost die from fungus infections this past winter dormancy due to the medium (in my opinion). I switched the media and they all recovered except 3 plants. still, I might lose all 3.

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Re: Starchy's Growlist

by Maiden » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:03 am

Mhmm you got a good point, i didnt think about next dormancy...

What was your vfts dormancy conditions?

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Re: Starchy's Growlist

by Starchy » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:51 am

The ones that did bad had trouble in late winter/early spring indoors coming out of dormancy. They were in little containers. The LFS holds moisture too much. It makes it harder to care for them, in my opinion. The cons outweight the pros.

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Re: Starchy's Growlist

by Maiden » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:06 am

I see.
Each year i use the fridg method, with 50:50 peat perlite. The soil is almost dry.
From my experience, and yours as i can read, the critic point is the end of the dormancy. I have to resume watering very slowly, or everything rot.
I think i will do the same thing with my lfs soil media. Almost dry dormancy.
I hope for the best !

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Re: Starchy's Growlist

by Darkrai283 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:28 pm

Nice VFT pics Starchy. :)
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