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ImageTrish
Feb 3, 2010 10:50 AM CST
Name: Trish Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX
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ImageMistirose
Mar 12, 2010 8:05 AM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
Hi, I just met Ridersredmule on Daves garden. I came here and ran accross your forum. How fun! I hope to learn lots here :) Hurray!
ImageSeray
Mar 12, 2010 9:59 PM CST
Name: Sherri
Coastal GA
Welcome Mistirose!

We learn from each other here. Do you grow CP's? Always glad to see a new face! Smiling
ImageMistirose
Mar 13, 2010 10:06 AM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
Thank you. I am just getting a start with them. I have a couple of Venus Fly traps, a purple pitcher plant, 2 Adelae Sundews (one of which was from Lowes and had no dew so was advised to cut it down and I am STILL waiting on her to come back Crying ) and I was just sent a Nep cutting and a Buterwort (not sure if it will root or not he is touch and go) Not bad for a starter collection. Once they get big enough I will have to learn how to share them. I am so excited to see them growing Hurray!
ImageSeray
Mar 13, 2010 10:29 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Coastal GA
That is a great starter collection! I started in the fall and everything quickly went dormant. Can't wait until they wake up this spring. I have small ones on my sunny windowsill so I'm enjoying those.

I have about the same in my collection. A Sarracenia alata, S. minor, the purple pitcher, S. tarnok, a VTF, a little butterwort, a pygmy sundew, D. capensis, and a few more that I've managed to start from seed. All are small I bought on ebay. I put most of them in a small bog and hopefully they'll survive the winter. If they grow I'll be happy to share. I too am trying to figure out how to send sundews. Confused The dew will quite producing if they are stressed but will come back.

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ImageMistirose
Mar 13, 2010 6:45 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
That would be great, the more the merrier lol. Mine are in pots in my little indoor greenhouse hubby got me for Christmas and the Purple pitcher is outside on the patio.I have a few seeds for an annual Sundew if I get them to grow I should have lots to share in fall. I am told floating the Sundew leaves dew side up in water is the best way to propagate them.
ImageSeray
Mar 13, 2010 8:23 PM CST
Name: Sherri
Coastal GA
That's interesting! I never heard of that technique. I may try a few leaves.
Imagekareoke
Mar 28, 2010 8:08 AM CST
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
Horse,cattle owners click klenepipe
Mistirose wrote:Thank you. I am just getting a start with them. I have a couple of Venus Fly traps, a purple pitcher plant, 2 Adelae Sundews (one of which was from Lowes and had no dew so was advised to cut it down and I am STILL waiting on her to come back Crying ) and I was just sent a Nep cutting and a Buterwort (not sure if it will root or not he is touch and go) Not bad for a starter collection. Once they get big enough I will have to learn how to share them. I am so excited to see them growing Hurray!


Question from a dummy who had never heard of these plants until I read about them on the Forum, What is a DEW.?
I would have to drive 45 miles to a Lowes, or any othere place that sells plants, other than Wal-Mart, I have seen flycatcher plants there but very small in a plastic cup, so where do I start looking.

Doris
ImageSeray
Mar 28, 2010 9:59 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Coastal GA
Hi Doris

A 'dew' is a sundew. Drosera. They are called sundews because they produce glue drops on their leaves that glisten in the sun. The glue attracts the bugs and when they land they're stuck.

These plants grow in bogs and they get their minerals and elements from the bugs instead of the soil. We've just started collecting and can't get enough. Thumbs up

They range from big to pygmy. Mostly they go outside, especially the venus fly traps, but many can be grown in containers on the window sill.

Here's a picture of a Drosera capensis leaf. You can see the dew on this one.

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ImageSeray
Mar 28, 2010 10:05 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Coastal GA
There's many kinds of CP's and we've been interested thanks to Charleen who shared hers with us.

This is another kind called a ping. Short for Pinguicula. Another name is butterwort. They have a type of buttery glue all over their leaves and bugs stick to that. They bloom and are great window sill plants. Here's a small one in a glass slipper. Smiling

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Imagekareoke
Mar 28, 2010 11:37 AM CST
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
Horse,cattle owners click klenepipe
Thank you for the information, and the pictures are great
I just ordered 2 on Ebay, a pitcher plant Sarracenia X Scarlet Bell and a Napenthese Ventriosca, hope they are good ones. Big Grin
ImageSeray
Mar 28, 2010 12:13 PM CST
Name: Sherri
Coastal GA
OH Boy! Hurray! Scarlett Belle's are very cool. All have such personalities. I did the same in the fall. They made it through the winter. Did you see Bree's on the other thread. She has some real beauties! Scroll up from the bottom. http://cubits.org/cp/thread/view/735/#new_post

You'll have to show us your Nepenthes when you get it. I have one from ebay. It's an N. alata. Just starting to put out new pitchers. I'll have to get a pic.

We'll share when we get extras. I have little sundews coming up from seed. Lots!!! Mistirose has told us how to propagate them. Charley's girls bog gardens! Thumbs up
ImageRidesredmule
Mar 31, 2010 9:05 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Here I am bumbling in like an old mule's tail, but my mule does have a beautiful mule.
good Morning all. My you all have been chatting up a storm. Where was I?
Here I am showing you all my little plants my friend Seray sent me. The red ones are now outside and look pretty goo. Now I want to put some more out. Guess I'll do that in a couple of weeks, that will be last frost for this area. I want them to toughen up for the winter.

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ImageSeray
Mar 31, 2010 3:39 PM CST
Name: Sherri
Coastal GA
They look good RRM! They'll settle in quick. Are your Sarracenias waking up yet? I keep looking and am starting to see reddish looking sprouts. Is that how they look when they wake up? I think I need a bigger bog. Blinking
ImageRidesredmule
Mar 31, 2010 5:57 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
I think I saw a little bloom coming up and I have to get another picture. You will be surprised how much they have grown. Got to get another pic. My VFT had two mouths open but the others were turning black. I put it outside in the bog this morning. I figured it may do better out there. Wonder should I start one just for Sundews? I think I need one too.
ImageSeray
Mar 31, 2010 7:13 PM CST
Name: Sherri
Coastal GA
We can call them Sundew cities! Hilarious! I think that's the way to go. I'm afraid they'll get lost with the big ones.

My VTF is like yours. Two traps open the rest have turned black but they've been outside all winter and have new traps coming in so I think they're ok.

OH boy OH Boy! Smiling
ImageMistirose
Apr 1, 2010 6:27 AM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
Incase any of you are repotting your VFTs, here is how to take leaf "pullings" from them if you want to start more.

When the plant is uprooted, clean it off with some distilled water spray, then select an adult open leaf in prime health. Pull down towards the roots with the leaf pinches lightly, but firmly between your fingers. It will split down the side of the plant until it pulls off a sliver section of white rhizome material with it. You can place this leaf pulling on moist sphagnum peat or in damp pelite under a bright florescent light or in a well lit window and keep up the humidity with a dome or clear top over the container you place the leaf in. If mold does not attack the leaf and if it does not die off, you may begin to see tiny plants growing along the edges of the leaf in a few weeks to a couple months time. Only take a maximum of one to three leaves from a parent plant at a time as the parent needs enough leaves to survive on too.
ImageRidesredmule
Apr 1, 2010 7:47 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Think I'll go out there today and sink that plastic container I have. Make a sign "Sundew Cities." Seray. I think we have been biten by the cp bug, don't you???
Misti, I sunk mine out in the bog to see if it will do better, but Thanks that sounds very "doable"
ImageMistirose
Apr 1, 2010 8:05 AM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
yea I wouldnt unpot mine just for that purpose but if I am repotting one I would probably get a few to start.
ImageMistirose
Apr 1, 2010 7:46 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
ok it was quite the exciting day today in the garden for me lol. My Charles Grimaldi baby from JoesWife arrived and I have baby Sundew Burmanni sprouts (an annual Sundew) and new growth on my Trumpets that Charleen sent me. whew! I will post the pic of the Brug in the Brug forum but here are the CPs Hurray!

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