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By Simon797
Posts:  11
Joined:  Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:22 pm
#145464
So I would like to buy some new Cp's but can anyone name some nice plants that aren't to hard to grow.(But im up to a challenge)
For example some species of Drosera , Heliamphora or other species for that matter.
I can provide numerous growing conditions ex. under grow lights or in my greenhouse.
I have the following species: ( I may have forgotten some :oops: )
Drosera
- Capensis
- Capensis "Alba"
- Madagascariensis
- Aliciae
- Scorpioides
- Anglica
Dionaea
-Typical
- "Red"
Sarracenia
- Flava
- Psittacina
- Purpurea
- Various hybrids
Pinguicula
- xTina
Nepenthes
- "Miranda"
- "Rebecca Soper"
- x Ventrata
- "Bloody Mary"
Heliamphora
- Nutans x Heterodoxa
Cephalotus
- Typical

Thank you for your time it took for reading this :D
By parker679
Posts:  1642
Joined:  Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:34 pm
#145483
If you're growing these, and growing them well, I don't think you'll have any issues at all.

I personally like Drosera filiformis, it has a red type and a green type. There is one called Florida All Red that doesn't require a winter dormancy which makes it easier to grow inside. The others are temperate and require a dormancy period. Binata is also a very nice Drosera.

For Dionaea it's really about preference. I would browse FTS and see what is out there.

Sarr.'s are very easy all around. It seems you have the basics down. Maybe a leucophylla if you don't have one, they're very pretty and varied.

The rest I have less experience with so I'll let someone else make recommendations there.
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By Veronis
Posts:  2200
Joined:  Fri May 29, 2009 8:41 pm
#145486
Drosera easy growers:
Aliciae
Spatulata
Capensis
Madagascariensis
(I wouldn't recommend anglica or scorpioides for beginners; anglica is temperate and scorpiodes is a pygmy)

External help: http://www.growsundews.com/


Flytrap easy growers:
Typical (if you get a typical, I do recommend the ones here from FlytrapStore, as they will arrive healthy - many stores sell etiolated flytraps) - the hardiness of these vary plant to plant, but most typicals I have are fairly vigorous.
B52
Big Vigorous
Pink Venus (one of the best-looking all-reds imo, and hardier than Akai Ryu)
Sawtooth
FTS Etna
FTS Maroon Monster


Sarracenia easy growers:
Leucophylla "Hurricane Creek White" (email David, he probably has these in stock) - this is one of the hardiest clones out there
Flava
Purpurea (ssp venosa, ssp purpurea, or similar S. rosea)


Nepenthes easy growers:
All the neps you mentioned are considered easy growers. A few in addition:
x Ventrata (Ventricosa x Alata hybrid - both parents are easy growers also)
Ampullaria (these stay fairly small)
Sanguinea

Cephalotus
If you can keep flytraps and nepenthes alive, you can certainly keep a ceph alive. Just remember to go easy on the watering (overwatering is the #1 cause of ceph death).

Heliamphora
Read the care sheets before proceeding; heli's are more particular about their growing environment than many other CP's.

Good luck :)
By Simon797
Posts:  11
Joined:  Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:22 pm
#145489
Veronis wrote:Drosera easy growers:
Aliciae
Spatulata
Capensis
Madagascariensis
(I wouldn't recommend anglica or scorpioides for beginners; anglica is temperate and scorpiodes is a pygmy)

External help: http://www.growsundews.com/


Flytrap easy growers:
Typical (if you get a typical, I do recommend the ones here from FlytrapStore, as they will arrive healthy - many stores sell etiolated flytraps) - the hardiness of these vary plant to plant, but most typicals I have are fairly vigorous.
B52
Big Vigorous
Pink Venus (one of the best-looking all-reds imo, and hardier than Akai Ryu)
Sawtooth
FTS Etna
FTS Maroon Monster


Sarracenia easy growers:
Leucophylla "Hurricane Creek White" (email David, he probably has these in stock) - this is one of the hardiest clones out there
Flava
Purpurea (ssp venosa, ssp purpurea, or similar S. rosea)


Nepenthes easy growers:
All the neps you mentioned are considered easy growers. A few in addition:
x Ventrata (Ventricosa x Alata hybrid - both parents are easy growers also)
Ampullaria (these stay fairly small)
Sanguinea

Cephalotus
If you can keep flytraps and nepenthes alive, you can certainly keep a ceph alive. Just remember to go easy on the watering (overwatering is the #1 cause of ceph death).

Heliamphora
Read the care sheets before proceeding; heli's are more particular about their growing environment than many other CP's.

Good luck :)
I think you didn't read my post correctly :?
I already have
VFT's
Aliciae
Capensis
Madagascariensis
scorpioides
anglica
Flava
Purpurea
x Ventrata
Cephalotus
Heliamphora (and they are growing like crazy )
...
By Veronis
Posts:  2200
Joined:  Fri May 29, 2009 8:41 pm
#145498
Rofl

Oops.

I did offer some additional species that are easy growers as well. ;)

I'll just be over here facing the corner if anyone needs me...
By Starchy
Posts:  962
Joined:  Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:58 am
#146672
Well, I know you said you want something that is not challenging, but I have become rather obsessed with Darlingtonia Californica (Cobra Lily) lately. I am fairly certain that these can be challenging to grow. I recently bought seed from FTS, and am going to try them out. They grow naturally in the northwest part of the country (northern Cali/southern Oregon). I have heard that it is very difficult to grow them in the southeast, so it depends on where you live.

Check them out:
By Simon797
Posts:  11
Joined:  Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:22 pm
#146754
@ Starchy
I think that you have also misread my original post ;) it said "I'm up to a challenge ."
But thanks for the suggestion, I was already thinking about a Darlingtonia :)
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