I set off in the heavy morning downpour for a packet of perlite in the capital and for some new carnivorous friends on the way back. They don't seem to having been cared well, but that's why I could buy them at a minimal price.
Here are the sarracenias:
The left one is an Alata X Leucophylla ( my two favourites ), and the right one is supposedly a purpurea (?). The latter one was flowering, that's what he also didn't like, so I cut it off and placed it beside the plant, I heard there's a chance that it develops a new plant. They have suffered lack of light, that's why they're very tall and weak (I think) but hopefully will get better at me. Opinions?
The next one is the Nepenthes.
He was fertilized and all of the leaves' ends were black, so I cut them off. The grower knew about the fertilizing damage but he didn't grow the plant for its large pitchers. I repotted the nep. immediately (as all the others, too), flushed his roots and gave him a brand new soil. I think he'll grow pitchers on the new shoots. Opinions?
And here's my beautiful new VFT, he already got the first lunch at me with the assistance of an earwig. I hate earwigs.
(sorry for the bad light conditions, I can't drive the sun )
And two other questions:
1. I have two bottles of frozen rainwater in the freezer. Can I water the plants with them after I run out of the liquid water?
2. How can I remove husks from the traps of the VFTs if the procedure triggers the traps? Or should I just leave the corpses where they are?
I'd be extremely grateful for your opinions and advices.