Carnivorous Plants forum: Show off your Carnivores!!!

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Name: Jayce Kaldunski
California (Zone 9a)
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Jayce_KalFUNski13
Dec 29, 2019 3:48 PM CST
Hey Guys! I thought I would make a thread to show off all of the amazing Carnivorous plants people have!! I do not have many, but a few that I LOVE!

My Drosera capensis 'Wide Leaf'
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My Pinguicula laueana in its closed terrarium
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My two Nepenthes ( x ventrata ) x alata
The big one isn't pitchering right now, but that's because it is new, and wasn't in the correct conditions. Hopefully the new leaves it is putting out will start putting out pitchers... Crossing Fingers!

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My Cephalotus follicularis "Daniela"
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My Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor
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I also have some Sarracenia, but they are all dormant at the moment...
What carnivorous plants do you guys have? I am curious about other people's setups too...
If a plant is sad, do other plants photosympathise with it???
Name: Jayce Kaldunski
California (Zone 9a)
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Jayce_KalFUNski13
Jan 5, 2020 9:54 PM CST
Does no one else have any Carnivores to show off??? Whistling
If a plant is sad, do other plants photosympathise with it???
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 5, 2020 10:08 PM CST
They're all sleeping. I guess the Nepenthes isn't. I'll take photos tomorrow. Smiling
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Name: Jayce Kaldunski
California (Zone 9a)
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Jayce_KalFUNski13
Jan 5, 2020 10:24 PM CST
DaisyI said:They're all sleeping. I guess the Nepenthes isn't. I'll take photos tomorrow. Smiling


I figured people would have some sleepy ones this time of year, but I also thought more people would have indoor tropicals...
If a plant is sad, do other plants photosympathise with it???
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 6, 2020 11:46 AM CST
My Pinguiculas stays outdoors year round. But always in a shady spot. They like the cool foggy mornings right now. I never enclose them, it seems more prone to fungal issues if I do that. So more air around them year round. During summer when there is just no rain, then I use distilled water to water them as needed. I used to hide them indoors when it is winter, then I realized they are not bothered by the mild cool temps and since winter is the only time they will get rains here, they enjoy it a lot. I think they are happier outdoors too, since they get their feast of little insects when temps starts to go warmer.
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All my Nepenthes are indoors year round, by the west facing window near the kitchen sink, and all in standing distilled water. Some are in pitcher making mode right now. I never enclose them in terrariums either, but always in standing water. It is too dry here inland, especially once the long dry season starts. It has grown such bigger leaves, which showed me how much light it really likes. One of them even managed to grow roots into the water, so it is like having its own wick, so it drinks quite a lot.
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I no longer have my Sarracenias, cannot maintain the humidity it likes.
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Name: Jayce Kaldunski
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Jayce_KalFUNski13
Jan 6, 2020 12:01 PM CST
Tarev, Have you ever tried to propagate your pings by leaf cuttings? I have heard you can propagate them as easily as succulents, but have never tried myself...
If a plant is sad, do other plants photosympathise with it???
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 6, 2020 12:24 PM CST
Jayce_KalFUNski13 said:Tarev, Have you ever tried to propagate your pings by leaf cuttings? I have heard you can propagate them as easily as succulents, but have never tried myself...


I really do not need too, they make their pups easily. Smiling
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Jan 7, 2020 10:40 AM CST
Jayce_KalFUNski13 said:Hey Guys! I thought I would make a thread to show off all of the amazing Carnivorous plants people have!! I do not have many, but a few that I LOVE!

What carnivorous plants do you guys have? I am curious about other people's setups too...


My 6 Venus Fly Traps are all dormant now in the garage, but I am hoping to expand to others this year. :)
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Name: Jayce Kaldunski
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Jayce_KalFUNski13
Jan 7, 2020 10:51 AM CST
Do yours bloom for you? Most people cut off the blooms so the plant puts more energy into making traps, but I LOVE the look of the flowers...
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 7, 2020 11:38 AM CST
The problem with Fly Traps is they are very demanding in their care. Flowers take a lot of energy so, if your plants are borderline, cutting off the flowers is life saving. I don't grow Fly Traps for just that reason.

I do grow a lot of Sarracenia. Tarev, I've not noticed they need humidity to thrive. I live in the desert where the humidity is often 10% or less. This is one of three bogs in my yard, now and last June - blooming but before most of the new pitchers:
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A Drosera volunteer in an orchid cactus:
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One of three Nepenthes. This is the top of the plant. It winds through orchids to the floor, about 7 ft down.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 7, 2020 11:45 AM CST
Daisy, Yes, that is why I did not continue anymore with the Sarracenias. My area does not have the humidity it needs. I did have them happy initially while in late Fall to Spring, but once summer came around...scorched dead. Good that you have a bog area there. That surely keeps your Sarracenias happy. Smiling And you have a greenhouse too, so your other carnivores are happily growing there.

I am quite content now with just the PInguiculas and Nepenthes.especially when there are flying insects around, Pings will love them, and I occasionally feed live spiders to my Nepenthes.
Name: Jayce Kaldunski
California (Zone 9a)
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Jayce_KalFUNski13
Jan 7, 2020 7:32 PM CST
Tarev, have you tried Drosera? I have found that they don't need much care, kinda like the Pings. Mine just sits contentedly in its little mug full of water, and it seems to catch bugs better than my Pings too...
If a plant is sad, do other plants photosympathise with it???
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 7, 2020 7:53 PM CST
I did try Drosera before, but it easily got dry roasted even in shade...maybe I made the mistake of leaving it outdoors. Should have just kept it indoors like the Nepenthes.

Pinguiculas are good in catching too, it is just that it has a period where it is just like a succulent, and then a season where it has sticky leaves.
Name: Tommy
Hudson Valley of N.Y.
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tommyr
Jan 10, 2020 8:26 AM CST
All my flytraps are still in the fridge (coming out in the next week or so) but here is a Utricularia reniformis:

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and a binata extreama:

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More in the near future!
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Name: Jayce Kaldunski
California (Zone 9a)
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Jayce_KalFUNski13
Jan 10, 2020 9:01 AM CST
That reniformis looks awesome!! I also love the labels on the pots!! Do they hold up when wet? Or do you have to be careful to not get water on them?
If a plant is sad, do other plants photosympathise with it???
Name: Jayce
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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JayZeke
Jan 15, 2020 5:45 AM CST
tarev said:

VFT's do require winter dormancy, so maybe your plant is just going dormant.



D'Oh! D'Oh! Sad Thank you! ….. didn't cross my mind once. Im not sure if I should give it some water now, it's been rock-hard dry for bout' 3wks?
Name: Jayce
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JayZeke
Jan 15, 2020 6:04 AM CST
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Sorry I'm all ears! … way more pic-chers over here Big Grin ...…. but aside from my dormant VFT I also have this one Nepen. I have, since, moved her into a small glass tray that holds some water. every other day I mist the leaves with water, I want to do the Orchid solution mix but haven't gone out for that so... water for now. but for sure leaves haven't stopped. Grin
Spokane valley, WA
Nyakins
Jun 17, 2020 5:45 PM CST
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My Sarracenia purpurea, I have it indoors and it's almost always growing a pitcher!
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 17, 2020 6:15 PM CST
Its lovely! Put it in a saucer of water.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Jun 21, 2020 7:39 AM CST
Here's my small collection
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