Carnivorous Plants forum: At a Carnivorous Plant Show

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 6, 2016 1:30 PM CST
We went to the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society Show last Sat, Jun 4, 2016 held at the Lake Garden Center in Oakland. A good chance to enjoy some cool temps too, as it was sizzling hot at our place, it is about 20 degrees cooler here at the coast. Free entrance, just the parking fee of $5.00

Lots and lots of carnivore eye candy!

Sharing some photos of these very lovely plants:
Different types of Nepenthes
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these nepentes looks like a cluster of cute little thimbles Big Grin
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Sarracenias
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Drosera
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Heliamphora heterodoxa
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In another room is judging area where visitors can take a vote which one is the best presentation, hard to really choose, all were uniquely beautiful!
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My hubby asked me what is this one that looks like it has swallowed a goldfish tail..I was laughing Hilarious! ..told him that is just how it looks like, it is a Darlingtonia californica
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I like seeing how the carnivores are planted, in glass container, in a cork container, it cute ceramic containers, and the type of media they use:
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I really like this one, uses some kind of cork container:
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Some different types of Pinguiculas. I like PInguiculas fungus gnats are so attracted to them:
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Time to empty your pocketbooks at the selling floor, either thru the vendors or participate in the auction or buy raffle tickets to get a prized arrangement. I chose the auction, it was fun!!!

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I was eyeing these two initially at the auction
I won this one whoohoo! Hurray!
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I was outbid on this one..darn!
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But there was one more I really liked a huge Pinguicula gigantea, as I was paying for the Nepenthes, had to really make my bid count, and I got it! Hurray!
Photo taken at home, to show comparison in size with other Pinguiculas:

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A closer look of the other plant I won at the auction: Nepenthes maxima x vent ( got to ask what vent means..ventricosa??) Quite vivid leopard like marks and reddish lips, and the pitchers are big too:
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Just sharing the fun!
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jun 6, 2016 8:55 PM CST
Great pictures. Must have been a great day.
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DebbieC
Jun 7, 2016 7:44 AM CST
Very cool Tarev! Some very bizarre looking specimens there. Congrats on your new acquisitions!
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Ursula
Jun 7, 2016 7:46 AM CST
Such fascinating plants! I agree, this show looks like a blast!!
Thanks for posting these, Tarev!
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tarev
Jun 7, 2016 9:06 AM CST
Thanks everyone! Glad to share the fun! Big Grin
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drdawg
Jun 7, 2016 12:16 PM CST
Great photos, Tarev. Such a wide array of carnivores.
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Moe
Jun 17, 2016 7:53 AM CST
Those are very interesting tarev !! My curiosity has been struck and the photos are fantastic..Do they really eat bugs? I have plenty of those around here.... Thumbs up
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drdawg
Jun 17, 2016 9:02 AM CST
Jeff, I feed my single "pitcher" plant (Nepenthes) flies when I can get them with my flyswatter.
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Moe
Jun 17, 2016 9:06 AM CST
Now that's neat Ken!! I like those Pitcher plants are they finiky to grow ?
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tarev
Jun 17, 2016 9:26 AM CST
Hi Jeff, so far the Nepenthes grows nicely by my west side facing window indoors, as long as I keep it in some standing distilled water. But typically they say it is not needed, I guess it compensates for our very dry conditions. Since it is indoors, I occasionally feed it with errant spiders that gets indoors.

Try one, and observe how it goes, there are lowland and highland varieties and different hybrids, so I am still learning how it goes.

This is a nice page about lowland and highland Nepenthes: https://www.growcarnivorousplants.com/Articles.asp?ID=266
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Jun 17, 2016 9:51 AM CST
Interesting information.
Pause for Paws.
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drdawg
Jun 17, 2016 10:07 AM CST
Before ordering those seedlings, I looked at Nepenthes, Sarracenia, and Dionaea varieties. The Sarracenia and Dionaea appear to require bog-like and full-sun conditions. The Nepenthes just require pots, or perhaps even better, hanging baskets, and shade. I could meet the requirement of bog conditions and full sun for a handful of plants but not for 72 of them, so I ruled those two families out. Since I have already grown my single Nepenthes, and found that it was not nearly as "finicky" as I had read, that's what I went with. I chose the Nepenthes ventricosa because of its bright, apple-red pitchers.

Jeff, Tarev and I have vastly different growing conditions. Your conditions are like mine with the heat and humidity. Tarev has to deal with the heat but also a lack of humidity. I have never had my plant sitting in water and because of the media that I have it growing in, it surely does dry out between waterings. I would choose a lowlands varieties since those are closer to our conditions. When I up-pot my plant, I am switching to a mix of 1/2 long-fibered sphagnum moss and 1/2 coarse perlite. I think I will be able to maintain more constant moisture with that mix.

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razibpaul126
Jun 25, 2016 11:14 PM CST
Nice plant. Hurray!
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terrafirma
Jul 14, 2016 1:36 PM CST
Wow! Just found this thread.

tarev, what an amazing show! I've never seen anything like it around here. Green Grin! with envy!

Ken, that N.ventricosa is gorgeous! Thumbs up I think I need one! Whistling
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Jul 14, 2016 1:38 PM CST
Be patient, Tara, @terrafirma. I will have plenty, just don't know when. I will have to see what comes in next week.
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terrafirma
Jul 14, 2016 1:39 PM CST
Hilarious! Somehow I thought you'd pick up on the hint-hint! Hilarious!
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drdawg
Jul 14, 2016 1:54 PM CST
My ears perk up at the very mention of "need, want, or purchase".............all magic words. Whistling
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terrafirma
Jul 14, 2016 1:55 PM CST
Hilarious! Thumbs up

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