Tropicals forum→"Notebook" Of Utricularia, Other Carnivorous Plants, Moss and Other Tiny Plants

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sedumzz
Oct 2, 2021 7:34 PM CST
I put it here because 75% is not carnivorous plants. I will jot down notes, and other updates here so I can keep track of the plants...

Here is livida in fall 2020. It is new because when I moved all of bladderworts dried out, thus dying.



Winter 2021, period of accidentally dry (one day dry)



Here it is as of today. It is in a fully enclosed Panera Bread salad container with 6 tiny holes poked into the plastic wrap. It is loving the humidity and flooding halfway. It is in light shadow all day. Slightly etoliated, but recovering alarmingly fast. There is some moss starting. Not a problem, it looks nice too.



I am going to put it in a terrarium once I obtain a few more carnivores, probably some sundew, and after I get the chance to buy another glass container from the dollar store.

I will update not very often, but will try.
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sedumzz
Oct 3, 2021 6:02 PM CST
Obtained:
Utricularia subulata
Drosera tokaiensis (I prefer the name tokaiensis over spatulata)
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sedumzz
Oct 14, 2021 6:49 PM CST
Updates:
Chick Terrarium -
I removed the catherine's moss that was blooming to trim off the bloomstalks. They easily get mold.
Added fissidens baby to the pathway, hopefully it grows more. Spoon moss popped up from the batramis (Likely misidentified, I'll move the images later), and added climacium and some sheet moss on the top.

hedgehog terrarium - Put in a little potion bottle of catherines moss.

Utricularia livida is EXPLODING!!! 15+ more leaves this week, a moss species (most likely related to flam moss or pillow moss that is actually pillow moss). It looks great.there is also thread moss that is going around. I will get two glass containers -- a fishbowl and a cookie jar when i go to dollar store, I will repot livida into cookie jar.
Why cookie jar, you ask? Cookie jar is not sloped, when it blooms, bloom stalk can go straight up, not curved by the side of the wall.

Sundew is doing fine now, it put out a new leaf that has DEW!! Yes!!! Success!! It is happpppppy!!!!!!! I am going to move it to a fishbowl for more humidity.

Spaghmum girg-something is growing well. I need to get another salad container for propagating it. it's doing super good.

Feather bog moss is doing ok. Two stems of it, both slightly sunburned.

Utricularia subulata is putting out new leaves, doing nicely.
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sedumzz
Oct 15, 2021 7:21 PM CST
Update:
Marsilea (banded nardoo) put out first leaf after harsh trimming:
Thumb of 2021-10-16/sedumzz/14a7f7

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sedumzz
Oct 18, 2021 11:50 AM CST
@psa (From Ponds and water gardening forum)
I thought you might be interested in this update on the utricularia.
A few days ago I flooded the container the u. livida was in, it has put out 6+ new leaves, and they are very big.



Biggest leaf I have ever seen on this plant:



It seems that U. livida likes flooding and maybe slight water movement.
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Oct 18, 2021 12:55 PM CST
Hey, thanks for tagging me. Looks like a great project.
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tommyr
Oct 20, 2021 11:39 AM CST
livida grows like a weed for me, I grow it with an inch or two or water in the undrained pot: Thumb of 2021-10-20/tommyr/8e5e19
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sedumzz
Oct 20, 2021 11:53 AM CST
tommyr said:livida grows like a weed for me, I grow it with an inch or two or water in the undrained pot: Thumb of 2021-10-20/tommyr/8e5e19


Yes, that is how I grow it too, and it seems to thrive in those conditions. I am going to move mine to a terrarium soon.


I'd love to see more of your utricularia!!
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sedumzz
Oct 24, 2021 6:36 PM CST
Obtained:
Eyelash fern
It was the last one , and I have been looking for these for a longgggg time. I must resiste the urge to put them in a terrarium! I know it will get too big!!!

Oxalis vul-something 'Bicolor'/'Duocolor'
It's a cute variegated oxalis. It's too big for the only jar I have. Rolling my eyes. Hmmpf.

(The following which I have obtained a while back, but I just noticed them in a neglected saladbox laying sideways on the grund outside Confused Confused Confused )

Aurea baby's tears (Regular babys tears can be obtained from this)
Aurea babys tears has this genetic thing that Creeping Jenny and Sedum Tokyo Sun also has. There's some kind of genetic thing with the chemicals that makes them a bright lime. I'm not the biggest fan of it, but I'm ok with it. I personally like plain babys tears.
The genetic thing that makes this yellow color is pretty stable, but sometimes reverts or variegates. I'd say that for a two inch pot of this type of genetic mutationed plant, you'd have 3-4-5 heads of the revert.
So, if I grow this enough with enough props, I will get plain ones.

Variegated artillery plant
Isn't artillery some kind of weapon?!? Or maybe I am using the wrong artillery-similar word. Anyways, I'm kinda dissapointed that this plant is pretty stable. I was really hoping to get some reverts Hilarious! Whistling I'm sure the collectors of rare variegated ones are probably getting really confused and/or maybe triggered at me wanting some parts of my plants to revert. If you are triggered, just know that I still like the varieated versions, I just also wante the rreverted versions too.

Turtle vine!!!
Yay!! There's nothing much about this I can talk about....

Varieagted muehnlbleckia!
Let's ignore my attempt at spelling it. I think it's Muehnbleckia???? I'll check later. Somehow, this plant went variegated and all the non-variegated parts died off into mush. I have two strands of this left surviving in the capsized salad container. It seems to be tricolor version.

I also see this variegated version at local nursery once, but I never got it. I think this variegation is either very common or the little plant from there I originally bought a while back were reverts that somehow still carrying the teeter-totter variegation Confused


I think that's it for found plants. Now, it is update time.

Strawberry begonia
Both spaghmoss and water props have rooted. Spaghmoss made big furry roots a few days before water prop did. Water prop makes delicate, thin roots.

Oakleaf creeping fig
These have still rooted, but barely. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. only a few have 0.1-1cm roots......... Sad Why!?!? this grew so well for me previousely!!!

Moss terrariums
They are doing fine. There's not much to say about it.

Sundew
I repotted it, because the old pure peat moss soil was stinking with sulfur bacteria and was infested with springtails (No wonder the utricularia subulata was growing so robustly)

Utricularia livida
Well, the moss colony has gotten bushier. I will trim back to prevent smothering the small utric. I put it in a tomatoo jar , have not fully repotted it there yet. Plan to do so. today I see a baby utric popping up the drainage hole of the 2 inch pot. THat's a sign of needing to be repotted.


I think that's it. I'm probably forgetting something important about my mini plants but I don't have the time to remember it for now.
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sedumzz
Dec 2, 2021 12:58 PM CST
Been a while since I updated this thread.


Everything is doing pretty well...

Eeylash fern is not thriving... but is still alive.

Alsobia, Primulina, Streptocarpus(saintpaulia), oxalis and other tropicals are doing great though

Utricularia livida has settled into the terrarium. A nice moss carpet is forming in there too

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