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The Plant General - Sleep Tight Snapper Edition

Welcome to /plant/, the magical green place on this blue board. ITT: plont has moved back to plebbit, RIP mr. T. tortilis, please remember to apply fungicide to your VFT before dormancy.

/Plant/ is for the discussion of plants (obviously). Horticulturists, hobbyists and botanists welcome! Questions about plants? Want to show off your two inch dick-I mean plant? Maybe you want to start growing something new and exciting? Well come on over to /plant/!

Introducing a new basic caresheet with every thread: Dormant flytrap II edition:
>Place your VFT in a comfy location
>Gently caress its traps
>Tell it you love it
>Tuck it in for winter
>Sing it a lullaby
>Profit

For our carnivorous plant newbies:
Approved forums:
Terraforums.com
flytrapcare.com
CPUKforum.com

Good place(s) for newbie carnivorous plant growers:
sarracenia.com
nepenthesaroundthehouse.com

Previous thread: >>2271470
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New to /plant/ I got 6 baby spider plants to help out with indoor air quality. I picked up a 10" succulent planter (10x5x5) to start them off in. How dense should I let the roots get before transplanting?
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>>2293015
2 10 inch planters
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>>2292909
Why did plont leave?
I mean im glad he was cancerous as fuck but why.
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>>2293111
His trip was permabanned.
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>>2293114
Why
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>>2293117
Shitposting is against the rules. If you do it with a target on your back while all the while dancing a jig they're eventually going to ban you.

I mean, he shitposted a lot. Like, an extraordinary amount, and not just on /an/.
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>>2292909
I like this plant OP, which cultivar is it? Jaws?
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>>2293145
>I just read the filename
Welp. I'll just leave this one here now.
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>>2293145
Wew that fucker's getting big mate
>tfw female lowii is celebrating the new year by flowering for me
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worth buying ? the price from left to right (converted from BRL to USD):
1,00
62c
2,48
3,00
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>>2293433
...
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>>2293433
It depends on if you're a fan of elderly person houseplants or not
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Took a plant phys course last semester. Really made me appreciate plants.

Praise auxin
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Guy flom last thread.
Managed to fix the dormacy thing.
Turns out the house has a room that is around 5°C at noon and significantly colder at night.
Now I just have to break some ice and melt it.
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im in zone 7 i bought the venus fly trap from walmart left in outside New Jersey. It did amazing. Started getting colder and dying back but growing the new foliage. So cold it immediately started growing out of the dormancy it started. Now its not doing so hot because its not summer and not dormant. Is it possible it will go back dormant if i put it outside. yes its snowing
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>>2293843
Why the fuck is your room so cold?
Also I would still recommend the fridge because if the room warms up, your plant will attempt photosynthesis, and since the room won't be very bright, your plant may die from lack of light
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>>2293866
Why did you take it inside????
Leave plants alone! VFTs can survive being frozen for shorts amount of time. Leave them growing outside, and do not disturb them by moving them indoors (unless you want to stick them in the fridge) from Thanksgiving to Valentines day for their dormancy
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>>2293871
it's not my room.
It's the entryway into the house.
And don't worry.
There is no fucking way it warms up.
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>>2293873
If it dies, don't say we didn't warn you
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>>2293876
Why would you assume the room is dark btw?
It has two windows.
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>>2293877
That's not even close to enough light lol
VFTs can struggle under high power fluorescent arrays. They need direct, unfiltered sunlight which means either a greenhouse with no shade cloth or sitting outside on your patio. Growing indoors may lead to the plant appearing as if it were doing fine for a few months - years, but it will drastically decline
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>>2293880
Then it can survive until the weather gets better.
It's not like I have grown it exclusively inside.
It had 15 hours of unfiltered sun in the spring-summer-autumn.
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>>2293200
Nice, good luck with the flowers. Do you have any male there to polinize?
Also mine's a miranda, realy easy and rewarding plant.

I forgot to ask, do you think such a big dismorphy between summer and winter leafs is normal? >>2293150


Here's my Ventrata btw.
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>>2293918
Cheers, and nah I only have a female lowii (but I'm sure I can ask someone for spare pollen in a couple of months when it starts opening - or maybe use my own shit Rebecca Soper pollen I have sat in the freezer). Nice ventrata, I don't think I've never seen a pitcher so packed with bugs.

Can't help you with the VFT I'm afraid, I haven't grown them since I was a kid and I can't remember shit!
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I want to get my kid a sundew for his birthday, wanted to know if they were toxic.
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>>2294007
Nah. Just slimy.
Some are pretty good starter carnivorous plant, specially D. Capensis.
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Hey guys, I'm pretty new to VFT keeping. My little dude here has a three-lobed snapper, Should I be worried? Is it an indication of some bigger problem?
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>>2294022
That's pretty cool.
Nah, they sometimes grow deformed traps, if it keeps doing it then it's genetic, and people like mutant VFTs.
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>>2294027
Thanks, that's good to hear
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>>2294022
it's january why is your snapper making summer traps
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>>2294038
I live in the southern hemisphere
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>>2293872
I took it inside bc i didnt think it would survive the winter outside. And i wasn't very familiar with Venus fly traps. But now it's growing inside and not doing to well bc i don't have enough light, heat humidty. Do you think it will go back to dormant if it's already started to regrow but not doing so well. I could put it in the refridgerator or my basement But my basement is around 60f. It was doing excellent before entering dormancy.
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>>2294104
DO NOT use the basement. It will die. I can guarantee it. Try the fridge method, and wait until early march to wake it back up, and during the growing season, be gentle with it. VFTs can go without 1 or 2 dormancies, but will be severely set back during the following growing season.
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Is it normal for Nepenthes to grow basals before vining?
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>>2294110
Yeah, nothing unusual at all. Some species do it more than others, but basals during the rosette stage are nothing to worry about. I don't have a good photo to show it, but my platychila's currently doing it.

Pic stolen of course - nobody outside Japan owns a real peltata of flowering size.
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I just moved into a new apartment and this thing was left behind. Can it be saved or is it too far gone? Can anyone identify what it is? I don't know much about plants but I know some species don't like getting a lot of water so I don't want to over-water it if it's one of those.

Also can anyone suggest some sturdy plants I can buy to spruce up my balcony that can survive well in all kinds of weather? Also looking for some indoor plant suggestions. I'm thinking of getting some spidergrass for my room and the living room.
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>>2294122
Alright cool. My roommate just send me a picture of one of my amp x vents with 2 basals growing out of the base asking me if they were worms. Just wanted to make sure they weren't dying
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Sorry for the weird, off-topic question, but maybe you folks could help me. Does anyone know if this is a real flower? If it is, what kind is it? Thanks!
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>>2294176
Choir set best set.
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It might be a stupid question,but what is supposed to happen when the flytrap enters dormacy?
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>>2294271
If all goes well, it sleeps tight
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>>2294277
Does it lose the leaves or anything?
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>>2294282
Depends. If it's very cold it will lose the leafs. If it's just cold, it will grow very slowly, and the winter leafs will be smaller.
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>>2294299
It turned dark green.
What does that mean?
>inb4 it just frozen to death
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>>2294312
Ah that's normal too. Less sunlight, more chlorophyll. Some turn reddish too.
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>>2294350
It's borderline red.
Who knows.
I can't really identify colors to this degree.

Nice to hear it's gonna be alright.
It's -20 outside.
But that room is around -10 at night.Thank god for that tiny room.
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>>2294231
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>>2294271
A drastic drop in metabolic rate, sudden slow down of cell aging and stunted growth to a complete arrestment of growth. Your plant will look sad, change its color to a darker shade and its traps will become less responsive. But you won't know if it did all that until spring time. If youre plant suddenly an heros in spring, you'll know it wasn't sleeping
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So I got this S. leucophylla around august as one of the last orders lee's botanical gardens sent out before his site got hacked

It arrived as a rootball with the snipped stem in the pic, new growth started at the base around a month after I planted it in

Since then it's pretty much stopped completely with browning on the tips of the new growths...What do? First time keeping sarracenia's ever, pretty spooked I might kill it
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>>2294353
As you can see each plant has a different look when dormant even if they are all the same species.

>>2294464
Isn't it just dormant?
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>>2294476
I don't know, I'm in florida so I wouldn't think it'd be dormant since august...It's in full sun in a reservoir container with my other CPs

I don't know much about sarracenia's though
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>>2294464
Dormancy happened. Carry on
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>Orchids live in the RAIN forest
>If you give them more than a thimble full of water they die
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>>2294616
No they don't die. They die if you use shit potting media or if you let water collect in their crown. And not all orchids originate from tropical rain forests
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>finally manage to get a spinach seed to germinate out of the 6 I planted after soaking the seeds for 24hrs
>my lorikeet eats it
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Visited a friend that owns a nursery
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>>2294959
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>>2294963
Nice weed, faggot.
420blazit
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>>2294130
If anyone is curious I'm pretty sure it's a peppermint plant now and I'm gonna try and save it despite it clearly being on death's door.
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I sacrificed this pitcher by feeding it fish food.
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>>2294995
W-what?
Is this a joke?
I can't tell
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>>2294959
Ooooh nice, looks pure as well. Did you buy it or were you just having a look round?
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>>2295070
I was just having a look. A Rajah is something I can't take care of atm.
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>>2295126
Ah that's a shame, but fair play on keeping to your skill level. N. rajah can be little bitches, and all-too-often noobs get a bit cocky and jump the gun, ensuring many rare specimens a quick death.
>>2295037
>implying amp x vent pitchers can ever die
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>>2295287
Well to be fair, robcantleyi is a 'rare' plant but it's pretty indestructible. When I came back home for winter break, mine still had a pitcher, albeit it was pretty dry.
>implying amp x vent pitchers can ever die
given the shit tier humidity at my parents' place, it's a miracle it managed to pitcher at all
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>>2294963
That almost looks like a reaction image.
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Hey guys, I found a wandering jew stem about four inches long with a couple leaves on the ground of a hardware store. It looked like the cut had already calloused over, and I put it in a little water about a week and a half ago, but not much is happening. Is there much hope for trash plant, it being the dead of winter and all?
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Sliding in to ask about this here
>>2294843
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>>2295287
Well it's not that I am a noob, more that I can't expend much money to build a highland terrarium. I have to keep common and resilient highland + lowland hybrids that can survive in a cold greenhouse. At least Miranda and Rebecca Soper are rewarding. Ventrata not so much.

Pic related, my miranda has opened a new pitcher today.
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My cephalotus exhibits pink and purple coloration, triggered by the stress winter causes on it.
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And I moved one of my sarrs to pure sphagnum with a bird security net
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>>2292909
>sleep tight edition
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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I just bought onw of these guys, anybody has tried growing them?
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>>2295329
N. robcantleyi is nowhere as near as rare as something like a sg rajah, though you're right it is a very easy species (something of an aberration desu).
>>2295511
I didn't really mean noob in a negative sense, more that not everyone has the appropriate conditions for difficult plants (and that's fair enough, it can often be quite expensive and arduous depending on where you live).
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No time for sleep, only seeds. Gotta use what's left of winter for stratification.
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>>2294176

Looks like unripe lingonberry if you squint.
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>>2295549
Yeah robby isn't super rare, but its cost is inhibitive for beginning/apprehensive growers. Which means that for its ease of care level, it's an unusually rare plant.
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So how do I get my hands on some of those neato species of plants like the pitchers, would any interesting/rare species be located in local nurseries (Australia)? What should I be looking for? You guys got me interested
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>>2295649
>would anything interesting be available
I dont know. Look around.
>What should I be looking for
Depends... there are multiple families of pither plants...
Did you want:
>tubes
>toilets
or
>retarded mini australian pitchers
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>want to get back into hydroponics
>go to hydroponics store, looking for buckets to diy up
>food grade black buckets are about 12 dollars each

LOL

I have access to free white food grade buckets at my job. Can I just use that? Is algae really going to massacre my plant if I use white?
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>>2295650
I'll have a look around but won't know what exactly i'm looking for; I've seen pitchers at Big W and Kmart for example.
Don't want to get a plant and then get bored of it later on when I find out it's the most boring and common species.
I'm just looking for something a big less common and more interesting-looking than run-of-the-mill. I currently have a lot of general potted plants outside and own one dionea in a small pot of peat moss.
Also it's summer here and been raining like fuck, if relevant.
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>>2295654
If you're new, I recommend getting a small and common plant. The only collector level plant that is resillient against abuse is like N. robcantleyi... and that costs over 100 USD for a good sized plant. If you want sarracenia, purpurea is a good bet. It's hardy, and idiot proof. Lecophylla maybe but it likes very cold winters. Flava is good too. Nepenthes hybrids are your best bet for a beginner. Ventrata, miranda, lady luck will be your best bets. Easier species include maxima, ventricosa, alata, truncata, veitchii, ramispina (slow grower) and things like that
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>>2295656
Good shit! Thanks a bunch.
I'll note those ones down and look at getting a beginner one that looks decent.
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>>2295657
I think Sarracenia flava is the ideal beginner carnivorous plant:
-Common
-Big
-Cheap
-Good grower
-Easy to take care of
-Best hunter of all carnivorous plats
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>>2295648
True m8
>>2295654
>Don't want to get a plant and then get bored of it later on when I find out it's the most boring and common species
That's... not how it should work. If you've never even tried out a pitcher plant (nor can differentiate/decide between the radically different genera), then the last thing you want to do is piss money at a rare and difficult plant. You have to walk before you can run, just like any hobby.
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>>2295651
you could probably find a safe, water proof paint
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>>2295668
Too bad the flowers smell like piss
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>>2295698
Cute robby. Now stick googly eyes on its peristomes
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Oh also, I won't be posting nearly as much again now that I'm back at school and want to remain on the deans list. Someone has to take over posting the general
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>>2292909
What the phuq is pic related? My stepmom got it a month ago and it still hasn't died. My guess is it's either wax or from space
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Cam one of my kind fellow plant autists torrent this badass field guide (more like an encyclopedia the book weighs 7 pounds) and email me the file? I don't have a computer. Thanks so much broskis

http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=AF6DD7EDA3CF66107AB6B886CFE59395

Lowwayman@yahoo.com
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>>2295760
>I don't have a computer.

Then what is Anonymous posting from?
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>>2295791
maybe a phone
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>>2295712
They only last two weeks anyway
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Is it the too little water + heat that causes this stem shrinkage? I've been trying to water less lately but maybe too much
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>>2295713
Only on special occasions...
>>2295716
I'll see what I can do
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I might have gone full autistic, but I went to the forest to get an Arisarum vulgare rizome, I really like the vomiting mouth looking flowers.

I destroyed my nails getting it out, fuckers grow deep. Let's see how it grows.
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I moved some of my pings to a new substrate
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>>2296091
nice work, anon
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>>2294130
Hi Anon I have a hobby of finding plants people do not want and bringing them back to life. The first thing I do is cut off anything that is dead, next I clean out the pot and check to see if the soil smells stinky, if it is stinky I know that its prob root rot. I will get new soil and make sure that the plants pot is cleaned out very well so that any bacteria from the soil is gone. When I water I add oregano oil to the plant diluted with water the oregano helps kill off any fungus or bugs living on the plant while not harming the plant. I also recommend a bigger pot because mint tends to want to take over, more space may encourage it to grow. Lastly when it comes to watering I recommend doing it once every three days or at least until the soil is dried out, that way the oregano will have a larger affect and will help cure the root rot. Keep the plant in an area that gets lots of light in the morning and then shade in the afternoon, some plants like the heat but mint will wilt. Hope this helps Anon happy gardening.
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>>2295867
They are getting too much sun and heat and too much water. Water every 3 days and find a spot that is not getting the afternoon sun but morning sunlight. How are you watering by the way?
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>>2296145
I use pepermint oil for this same purpose
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Can anyone identify this cactus? I've had it for about a year.
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>>2296209
Your cactus is of the "a cute" species. You can trust me I am a cactologist.
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>>2296209
mammillaria something.
If you want to know the botanical name then check here for the one that matches your plant.
http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/MAMMILLARIA/photo_gallery_mammillaria.htm
That soil looks shit though.
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>>2294108
Wait not this anon, but why is putting VFTs in the basement a bad idea?
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Can somebody please help me?
I didn't plant anything on my garden, i just started watering it so that the dust would settle down, but these plants started to grow.

Anyone knows what kind of plants they are? Should i remove them? I've been thinking about planting beans here and i'm not sure if i want them sucking the nutrients out of the soil

I wanted to take the best photos, so they ended up being too big to post here.
here's the link to the pictures:

imgur.com/a/QcBB3
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>>2296519
Because if the temperature raises above 5°C it will trigger its metabolism again only for it to find that there's no light to photosynthesize and die.
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>>2296534
Beans?
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>>2296534
Mate... you can visibly see that they're beans, they're poking right out of the soil.
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>>2296622
>>2296559
i'm talking about the plants on the link

imgur.com/a/QcBB3

they're not beans
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see, this is an actual bean plant i planted a couple of days ago

the leaves are completely different.
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>>2296534
Most of them are weeds, the first one on imgur I am not 100% about I think its either Amaranth, Corchorus Olitorius or Mulukhiyah it is some sort of edible plant.
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>>2296534
I think that image is a tulip.
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>>2296465
Its a coconut fiber planting medium.
It drains really fast and isn't bad when it dries out.
In think the soil is good if its been alive for a year and flowered in it
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These are pumpkin vines, correct?
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what about growing up mushrooms ? don't wanna eat them just have it like flowers (?) i find them cute, it is possible ?

inb4 : dude, what ?
i'm actually autistic
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>>2296725

Kits for growing bioluminescent mushrooms, among other fungi, are a thing and they're not terribly expensive, either.
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>>2296721
Looks like it
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>>2296729
that's nice, but apparently doesn't sell in my country
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>>2296721
Yes. Funny story I had a neighbor who got me to come over once because they said they were having issues in their garden when I got there they had six pumpkin vines in a 3 feet space and said they thought pumpkins grew vertically with the support of only their vines.
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>>2296721
AAAAHHHH please stop with Cucurbitaceae seedling pics! You're now triggering my feels for the fact that March rolls around very soon, and I'll have to deal with yanking out Bryonia dionica shoots and seedlings in the near future on a daily basis again... you're giving me nightmares! Seriously, fuck this weed
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>tfw my enormous mulberry is being killed tomorrow

RIP

It got a huge crack in the trunk and is in danger of falling. The tree is older than I am. I'm actually very sad.

Suggestions of what to do with the space? It's at the bottom of a hill, so the area floods sometimes, but it will be full sun when the tree is gone.
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>>2297014
Plant another tree.
Something better than a shitty mulberry.
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>>2297017
Hey man, I loved that mulberry. It was a great climbing tree when I was a kid.

Would a willow work well? I know they like being near water, so maybe the shitty drainage will work for it. Zone 7.
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Anyone has any idea why my plant's leaves are all weird like this?

Is it a disease? Is it too much Sun? Is it dying of old age?
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Freaks me out desu. I don't want this to happen with the next plants i grow.

Also, i have no idea what plant this is. It's been so long i just forgot.
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>>2297045
That looks like disease to me. What kind of plant is that? A citrus?
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>>2297032
Hard and weeping willows love water, and thrive in occasionally flooded areas. They will also soak up a lot of the water as well.
Personally I would find out what grows best in your area. Your states DNR should offer a free tree giveaway in the spring, look in to that. These will be mainly trees native to your area.
If you want something ornamental or fruit bearing then check with local green houses for what grows good in your area.
Some trees excel in certain areas compared to others that will also grow in your zone. Your local arborists and gardeners can help you, as well as just driving around and looking for something you like.
I mean, you loved a fucking mulberry so it's not like your standards are that high. You should have an easy time picking a decent tree.
Of course another option is to leave the mulberry stump, and let the suckers grow a whole new shitty ass mulberry tree.
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>>2297032
You could do a pink weeping cherry. My neighbor has one and it is easily the most fabulous tree on the block.
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>>2297061
Those are very pretty. I will be planting some ornamentals soon and I thought about those and flowering dogwoods. Should look nice in the spring.
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>>2297066
A dogwood would be about the same size size as a mulberry tree.
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>>2297075
Fuck mulberry trees.
I'm also looking at redbud, sweetgum, Bradford pearl, Jap maple, magnolia, hard willow, and blue spruce and scotch pine. I've already got tulip poplar established.
Ive got about 6 acres to plant so we'll see what all I can do.
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>>2297056
>>2297080
Alright, out of curiosity, what's wrong with mulberry trees exactly? My late neighbor (RIP Mr. Harold) also hated it and told us we should get rid of it.

>>2297061
That is glamorous as fuck. There's also an amazing weeping willow in the neighborhood, so I imagine one would do well in our yard.
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>>2297210
>what's wrong with mulberry trees?
Aside from the fact birds eat the fruit and then splatter purple shit everywhere, (which happens with all fruit bearing trees and bushes honestly) my problem is more personal.
I had about 600' of overgrown fence row I needed to take out on my property. This job could have easily been done by myself with just my tractor and chainsaw. Unfortunately nobody has touched this land in about 15 years and mulberry trees have taken over the whole damn thing. A mulberrys root system is extensive, making it impossible to pull stumps. Once the tree is cut down suckers erupt every couple feet so once you start the job you better finish. I cleared my fence row out only after borrowing a bobcat and having a stump grinder take a five foot swath along the old fence row. 600' of eating dust and grinding mulberry roots. I've graded the ground, seeded for grass, and still have the little bastards popping up even after the great mulberry holocaust.
So again fuck mulberry trees.
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>>2297225
Yikes. Sorry to hear that.
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>>2297045

At least there's mildew on it, so that's kind of a problem.
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My plant leaf stems are getting red/purple and its increasing everyday.
Whats causing it? Any idea?
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>>2294638
Most originate from subtropical cloud forests.
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>>2297254
Which plant is? Conditions? Post a picture
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>>2297254
Is it in a pot? If that's the case it's usually sun overexposure.
Though some super healthy plants produce pigment (red cabbage, etc) to reflect away undesired colors. like how red is for stems and buds, but to a cabbage head, it needs no red, not until summer heat, with pollenators in abundance.

Did you move it recently?
How long have you had it.
What direction is your window facing?
any new fertilisers, repotting?

I'm guessing sun-bleached because you seem concerned.

What plant is it? If it's cannabis then it's not good, means she be dyin. (annual is sadness when red most of the time)


How is the sap flow to the reddining stems?
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>>2297263
>>2297271
Thanks guys, I will post a pic as soon as I get home.
Its a mimosa pudica. I've had it since november.
The plant itself has three branches and the reddening is only happening in one of them, the one growing the most.
It could be sun overexposure but its winter and it barely gets 3 hours of direct sunlight every day. The window is facing the south-east.
In last thread I posted my concerns, the leaves turned yellow and it was because of lacl of nitrogen. I put some fertilizer (maybe too much but it was dying quick and I panicked). I think its been a feew weeks and it has done nothing but grow quick and strong.
The pot is pretty small to be honest, but this plant is so sensitive I am afraid of repotting.

To be more specific (i had to google this) the stems are actually light green, just like the pianna, the red is happening in the petiole.

Also, since the fertilizer-growth it also started growing buds.
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>>2297291
Nevermind, I think it is sun overexposure. The purple is only appearing on the top side, the underside is green.
Is the winter sun more damaging? I dont get it, its getting a lot less sun than the usual.
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>>2297361
Some plants get reddish colors under winter sun. If it's healthy and growing well I wouldn't worry at all.
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Another basal?
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>>2297445
What can I say, Bloody Mary is an unkillable monster
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>>2297534
We'll see how it does in my dorm. If it does well I will probably bring some other plants over and post pics.
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I got this bamboo on clearance at a hardware store, and i thought i had cut all the dead parts off of it but the top is starting to yellow again. I didnt want to cut off any more because the shoot still looks healthy, but is it better to cut my loses?
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>>2297873
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>>2297873
That isnt bamboo
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>>2297873
excess water
does it have a good drainage?
only water when earth feels dry when putting your finger in.

if the stalks turn too yellowishbrown
all you can do is remove them.
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>>2297877
U wot

>>2297879
Yeah it's in an orchid pot. I'll keep a better eye on the moisture level.
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>>2297886
It's Dracaena braunii
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>>2297891
Oh cool. Thanks for sharing.
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I have a question, I have a freshwater aquarium, and I was wondering what would happen if I used the waste water from the aquarium to water a houseplant. Would too much fish poop be bad?
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>>2297997
If anything the extra nitrogen would probably be good for your plants, if I remember my high school biology correctly.
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>>2298001
Fantastic.
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>>2297997
Aquarium water is a pretty good fertilizer
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>>2298001
Not so fast. There are going to be other volatile compounds which can damage the plants
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>>2296145
Hey thanks for the tips anon. The plant hasn't been doing well and seems to be getting worse despite having pruned it and given it regular water (I've been watering it every day though so perhaps I'm drowning it). I'll give your tips a try and hopefully I can breath new life into it. The plant is in direct sunlight all day so I'll definitely have to move it.
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>>2298124
yeah what are these plant damaging compounds?
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/plant/, i need your help.

i made a hole in order to plant a coconut on my garden, and discovered that this motherfucker is INFESTED with stones underground.

Is this a problem? Is there an easy way to remove the stones or some chemicals i could throw at the garden to decompose them?

I'm just gonna throw away these stones i dug for now.
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These stones are pretty big and i fear they'll block the passing of my plant's roots.

It's also going to be really bad when i buy a hoe and start tilling the soil.

I'll be hitting rocks all the time and damaging my hoe.
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Pesky rocks.
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A higher quality pic of the pesky stones.
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Has anyone here heard of or have done "pickle jar plants"?

My grandma used to have dozens of pickle jars filled with plants. There was a whole bunch of different kinds of plants inside of them but all of filled out the entire jar. She had sticks and rocks in most of them along with the dirt. The plants would climb around these sticks and rocks. A few of them would flower. Ever time I went over there they would look slightly different from growing.

I think I need this in my life right now. Has anyone heard of this?
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>>2298349
>Is there an easy way to remove the stones or some chemicals i could throw at the garden to decompose them?
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>>2298340
Animal waste is acidic, and plants do not like sudden pH changes
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>>2298349
>decompose stones
Well if they're marble, you can drench your yard in HCl
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>>2298458

What compounds in aquarium water are the ones that make it more acidifying than rain water, compost, and fertilisers, which tend to be acidic?
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>>2298417
I haven't personally heard it but you should try it
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>>2294122
>>2293918
>>2293145
was just passing by when I saw these pictures. I'm rather ignorant on the subject of nepenthes so I did some minimal research, these things are pretty cool. For the longest time I thought they were poisonous, so I'm happy to have something I can cross off my "be wary if you ever encounter" list.
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>>2296068
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>>2298417
They just sound like small terrariums in jars. Pinterest is loaded with that shit.
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Would this actually grow anything?
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>>2298618
>10W

You could use it for some small plant.
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>>2293987
>Nice ventrata, I don't think I've never seen a pitcher so packed with bugs.
That's because I keep my compost inside my greenhouse. The problem in winter is that I have to keep it closed and flies get all over the place and nepenthes lose pitchers too soon because they overfed. Welp.
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>>2298630
Not him, but it's LED, so technically wouldn't the light output be more similar to a higher wattage incandescent?
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>>2297997
I water my plants with my aquarium water, and my only problem is that they grow so crazy that I have to repot them way too frequently for my liking
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>>2298630
I'm just wanting it for some ornamental houseplants or maybe a pot of strawberries.

>>2298649
For lumens, yes. The wavelengths will be very different, though. That's why you don't use incandescent lights to grow plants.
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I'm an impatient shit so I've already been on a seed binge for spring sowing for a few weeks now. The ones that go straight into the garden aren't that much of a problem but I have no idea where I'm going to fit all of these that need to be started indoors.

Oh well, it's the same shit every year.
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One of my dionaea is starting to flower, wtf
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>>2299133
It's the rare D. muscipula 'Suicidal' cultivar
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>>2299173
But I was told it was a 'Schuppenstiel 2'
Seriously though this winter is being a joke.
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>>2299175
It's that climate change man. Warmer weather is good for my nepenthes I guess but pretty shit for sarracenia and dionaea
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>>2299176
Speaking of Nepenthes, wind moved my greenhouse 20 cm to the east and lots of shelves fell off.
Luckily the only Nepenthes that was affected by this was the rebecca soper, a shelf fell on it and I think it just shrugged and said "ok".
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How much can a single/duo pot plant impact the air quality of a 1 bd apartment? Anyone have experience or knowledge with this kind of thing?
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>>2299204
That should work. Plants are pretty good at removing volatile organics, although you might want to try like a peace lily or something if you're only going to have one plant
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>>2299204
more than a healing crystal but less than an air filter or opening a window
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>>2299224
>>2299225


Thanks, friends!
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>>2298497
>>2298564
Neps are fuckin' magic, right?
>>2298632
Ah well, at least the pitchers die from kindness...
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>>2299331
Are you the nursery owner of Predatory Plants?
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Thanks to blackbirds, sparrows, doves and gulls my carnivorous plant collection doesn't look very aesthetic...
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>>2299389
Get a hunting license and a gun
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>>2299389
>>2299433

remove varmint
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>>2299335
No, but they do have some great photos of their plants. Here's one not from them.
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>>2292909
I have one question about VFT. I got bored of mine (bought last summer), so I gave it to my gf so she could have it in her office. Once the reverse osmosis water I gave her was spent, she just continued watering with tap water.
Tap water here is without chlorine and pretty low on all minerals. I told her it would prolly soon die if she didn't get some proper water for it. Now it has been half a year or so, and the VFT is still fine, growing new big traps all through winter.
It's an a 50/50 perlite/unfertilized spagnum mix and black plastic pot with a white metal pot over it to prevent heat to the roots.

What is happening?
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>>2299754
That it should be dormant right now, do not worry, the water was good for it but will die eventually.
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>>2299757
Yes I know it will only last a couple of years without dormancy, but since I discarded it I don't really care.
I just think it was odd it could/can survive on tapwater
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>>2299757
I only got it because I continually failed at VFT as a kid. When I got this one growing good and showing no signs of failing my mission was complete. I prefer succulents and chiles.
Succulents for the many odd shapes and chiles because of, well, the fruits and the joy of making them grow well in small containers in the Northern hemisphere.
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>>2299176
And now it snows, that takes care of it guess
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Would it be a bad idea to plant a fruit tree right now? Should I wait until March or so? Zone 9b.
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>>2292909
Would a couple drops of Pimenta racemosa oil be okay to use as a fungicide for a VFT? If not, what would you guys recommend?
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>>2299979
Bayer's/Compo has always worked fine for me.
Anything without sulfur is ok.
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>>2299989
This is the one I use
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>>2299995
This seems to be the usalander version
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>>2299989
Also avoid copper based ones too
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>>2299989
>>2299995
>>2299996
>>2300093
Okay, thanks for the input.




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