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By Brendon
Posts:  32
Joined:  Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:25 pm
#53745
hi, i am looking for a new and different type of plant to add to me collection of carnivorous plants, i have flytraps, two types of sarracenia, nepenthes sanguinea and a drosera intermedia, but i was looking for something that is just totally different, fun, odd looking, and bright. i want something that is just totally spectacular i guess. the only problem is that im not sure what to get, do yall have any suggestions on what kinda plant that is really bright, colorful odd looking or different that is also at a reasonable price?
By Zomboni
Posts:  85
Joined:  Fri May 21, 2010 8:22 pm
#56050
bladderworts are fun and cheaply priched but they are quite small, there are some carnivorus bromeliads such as Brocchinia Roducta, also heliamphora are quite fun and odd looking but they can be expensive.
By moof
Posts:  1036
Joined:  Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:54 am
#56145
I guarantee that you can get bladderworts with leafs bigger than your hand;)
Last edited by moof on Tue May 25, 2010 7:58 am, edited 1 time in total.
By Zomboni
Posts:  85
Joined:  Fri May 21, 2010 8:22 pm
#56154
Oh cool, you can? which species is that? I need to get one.
By moof
Posts:  1036
Joined:  Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:54 am
#56247
The epiphytic ones like U.nelumbifolia or reniformis. But these need to be given "real" highland conditions. Tricky to grow.

But a species easier to get, with leaves up to 6-7 inches and very easy to grow is U.calycifida. It has got beautiful, red-veined leaves
By RL7836
Posts:  188
Joined:  Tue May 18, 2010 2:56 pm
#56270
moof wrote:But a species easier to get, with leaves up to 6-7 inches and very easy to grow is U.calycifida. It has got beautiful, red-veined leaves
Another in the same section as U.calycifida is U. longifolia. It's usually a simple weed to grow, has beautiful, large flowers and large leaves (one of mine on an east-facing windowsill has a leaf over 12").
By Zomboni
Posts:  85
Joined:  Fri May 21, 2010 8:22 pm
#56322
oohh, cool :)
By Ronnie
Posts:  477
Joined:  Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:45 am
#56534
You may also want to add a cephalotus to your collection.
Can be easy to grow if a few rules are followed like vft's..
Although some have reported for them to randomly die..

Ron.
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