new user, found this place via the FTS forums and figured hey I'm in the Carolina's might as well check it out!
new to Carnivorous Plants after our daughter for doing well on her report card and being asked what she wanted said a carnivorous plant! (she just turned six) so here we are about a month later and now she has 9 VFT! (4xB52's, 2xPinnacle, 3x typical) a small collection to get us started been reading up more on different plants we are interested I'd join here and read up on some threads here too! think our next purchase will be a nice lil Nep or two!
Post by Voodoo Child on Sept 3, 2017 19:54:12 GMT -5
Hello, and welcome! It sounds like you're just getting started with cp's. The Nepenthes species are nice, but they *are* tropical. You'll have to keep them warm in the winter, and keep the humidity up, too. In the house, that can be tough to accomplish because the heater keeps sucking the moisture out of the air. If it's too dry, the new pitcher tendrils will shrivel up.
I recommend getting something that's hardy. The native pitcher plants are very easy to keep: give them lots of sunshine, keep them damp-to-soggy with rainwater, and leave them outdoors all year (in the winter, against the southern wall of a brick-sided house is nice to take the edge off the cold). Sarracenia purpurea, S. flava, or S. rubra would be good choices. My mother-in-law kept S. rosea (a Gulf-coast species) and Dixie Lace (a hybrid) in 14" urn pots on her front porch in Asheboro; the ice and snow never fazed the plants.
You could also try some of the temperate sundews. I grow threadleaf sundews (Drosera filiformis var filiformis) outdoors pretty much all year. It's native to the east coast of the U.S., from North Carolina up to Maine. I give mine the same care as my Venus flytraps, and they're thriving. This spring, I divided my big pot and donated 30 plants to the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden in Wilmington. Drosera intermedia is another sundew that's very hardy and easy to grow.
If you're ever in Raleigh on the weekends, check out Growin' Green Nurseries booth at the State Farmers Market. They usually have a nice selection of carnivorous plants for sale at decent prices.
mcmcnair: no the auction ends Saturday September 7th at 10pm Eastern Standard Time
Sept 7, 2013 0:30:19 GMT -5
dammebatmoi: how long more?
Sept 7, 2013 0:52:05 GMT -5
dammebatmoi: can you tell me what time with GMT?
Sept 7, 2013 3:06:54 GMT -5
lance: 2 AM GMT according to what google says , it should be 8:30 PM where you live right now if this is correct; about 5.5 hours to go till the auction ends .
Sept 7, 2013 15:31:08 GMT -5
mcmcnair: dammebatmoi, none of the sellers have listed that they can send items outside of the US, therefor you cannot bid on any items. I am sorry, but this is clearly stated in the rules.
Sept 7, 2013 20:46:28 GMT -5
goodkoalie: i hope i won those plants i fought over, when will you hear if you won?
Sept 7, 2013 21:17:03 GMT -5
mcmcnair: as soon as we get everything totalled we'll make the board visible soon
Sept 7, 2013 21:18:49 GMT -5
mcmcnair: Winners are posted
Sept 7, 2013 22:41:47 GMT -5
goodkoalie: yay, just won a auction and finished my pure species collection
Sept 8, 2013 0:20:48 GMT -5
goodkoalie: When will we get the email with our totals? Will they be bored pms or real emails?
Sept 8, 2013 18:39:01 GMT -5
mcmcnair: you will be notified via email, right now we are working on totalling everything up.
Sept 8, 2013 20:57:20 GMT -5
chibae: wireman..read your messages
Sept 11, 2013 18:44:31 GMT -5
wireman: I did. I've been busy with work, chemistry, and insomnia lately.
Sept 13, 2013 23:33:36 GMT -5
nativeexotics: Hello all, check out our Borneo Exotics pre-order list at [http://www.nativeexoticsonline.com/pre-order-1.html], we have a nice selection of seed grown Nepenthes hybrids and some rare species! I posted more information under the "sales and trades" posting
Dec 6, 2013 20:07:31 GMT -5
deweypines1: Hello from Charlotte NC.
Oct 2, 2014 20:56:16 GMT -5