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The Plant General - Mimosa Edition

Welcome to /plant/, the magical green place on this blue board. ITT: bombproof houseplant woes, dick cacti and a jambon hell.

/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: Mimosa pudica edition:
>FUCK knows, my seedling all melt within a couple of months
>apparently they like free-draining soil but not too acidic, normal household/tropical temps
>ample sunlight, nothing too crazy
>it's a sensitive plant in more ways than one, s-so good luck I guess...

For aspiring Paph fans:
http://www.slippertalk.com/forum/index.php

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: >>2547851
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Who /bugeater/ here
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>>2566168
And this was the year before.
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>>2565688
Some chamelons nibble on plants, but mine doesn't

Here is a (shitty) pic of the enclosure in question. I want some hangig or epiphytic ones for the empty top part of the cage

>Chameleon forum would be your best bet.
I have made the experience that most of the people there don't know very much about plants..

Thanks for the D. spectabile care tips!
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>>2566080
I'll be giving away vegetable plants and flowers to any people interested in the Raleigh, NC area. What are people interested in?
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>>2566170
Some of those need a cold period, and some don't, so chances are some won't live long.
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Any recommendations for plants of any kind that aren't too big and can survive in a dim / dark room? Bonus if it smells nice.

I only have Bonsai and I don't know much about other plants than trees.
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>>2566380
Define "long". I've had them in that planter for almost two years this coming June.
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>>2566380
Come on, fucking capensis can survive moderate cold.
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>>2566432
Yeah as long as there isn't a hard freeze they can survive outdoors.
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Is Cali the best state to grow literally anything?
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>>2566420
If they are lacking a cold period, I hear most only live 2-3 years. If they are getting a cold period that capensis can handle >>2566432 they'll probably be fine, I guess.
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Some friends of mine bought me a tree!
They knew I'm in the process of planting several over the next few years, so they bought me a magnolia. I just thought it was a very thoughtful gift, and wanted to show off my new house plant for the next four months.
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>>2566530
How cold are we talking here. I live in the SF Bay area and just leave them outside 24/7 minus some heavy rain days when I fear the pitchers will flood and freeze warning days. I don't think it ever gets under 32F here.
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>>2566566
I have not much experience yet. Capensis is fucking tough though, good chance it'll just die back to roots, and shoot back out when temps go up.
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>>2566551
Cute doggo
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What's a good posion to kill persistent spiders/spider mites
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>>2566080
Mimosa pudica is a fucking weed1!
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>>2567262
Keeping your shit a lot more moist.

>>2566566
You guys don't get heavy rains.
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>>2566551
nice. we grow those outdoors in the UK. they can get fairly big
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>>2567398
>more moist
It's so moist I got moss growing on the mulch.
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>>2566080
Does anyone have suggestions for a plant to get? I'm going crazy this winter and I want something to grow.

*Not poisonous to cats
*Easy and can be grown on a windowsill or under a desklamp
*relatively fast growing or slow if interesting in some way
*Can be started as a seed or survive shipping in cold weather.

Thanks
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Yo nep guys, I got a grow tent full of orchids and I wanna get some nice nep to go with them. Shill me nice neps. I'm gay so, keep your recs more dick-like rather than vagina-like. Don't care if they cost hundreds of dollars.
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>>2567617
Spider plant

>>2567637
Ventrata
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>>2567637
Depends a lot on what kind of temperatures you grow your orchids in. If its always warm and above 75 in the day you'll want "lowland" neps. If its cooler with nights below 60 highland neps are better suited for your tent. For a general recommendation anything with veitchii or platychila in it is a good plant that isn't too hard to grow.
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Help me /an/dros. I'm a bit wee tipsy and i want to buy some bonsai online. It's fuckballs cold outside, though (currently 13 degrees, gonna be a high of 20 tomorrow). If I get a non-tropical/outdoor one, will it survive shipping? Last summer I got a bonsai shipped and the damn thing arrived dead, so I'm concerned, but also drunk and wanting to have more lil trees to watch come into spring.
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>>2566448
No. Drought and a fuckton of regulation to protect agriculture/native species make it less ideal than FL.
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While we're on the topic of Nepenthes, any recommendations for germination temperatures for highland species? I have grown lowlanders successfully from seeds in the past and they are rather easy if the mold doesn't get them.

I'm unsure about highlanders though because of the nighttime temperature drop. I've researched online and people seem to start them in lowland conditions and then introduce them to harsher temperature swings as they mature. My thinking is though that in nature they probably grow in the vicinity of their parents and don't have the luxury (or maybe it's harmful) of higher nighttime temperatures so maybe it would be beneficial to start them under highland conditions in the first place? Or are lowland conditions not problematic early on and just speed up germination?
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>>2567685
The temps will be anywhere between 65 to 85. So, I guess I'd want some intermediate nep?
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>>2567487
Humidity and water generally repel spider mites. You aren't growing these in standing water?
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>>2567656
>Spider plant
Thanks for the suggestion, but aren't they slow growing? They've always seemed to stay the same at my grandmother's house.
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>>2567866
probably since they are shade plants, but maybe its maximum size somewhat small
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So, I did some research. Nep chaniana seem cool and easy. Any catches?
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>>2567947
>Nep chaniana
Sorry, but this kinda bugs me. Why do some many hobbyist use weird abbreviations? N. chaniana is easy to write and gets the point across. Breaking from the standard G. species format just makes things harder on ourselves.
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>>2567952
Because N is so clear and absolutely cannot refer to any other genus that start with N?
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Reposting from /out/, on anon's suggestion. Its my first time visiting /an/. Its nice to visit.


>Sorry for the block of text, I just want to rescue an abandoned plant. The picture is from Wednesday morning.

>Someone left it on the side of the road, where I retrieved in Sunday, and I hope it isn't already dead from the cold. Once inside I left it alone for a day to warm up, then gave it some water, maybe too much. It didn't come with the pot originally. I don't have a picture from the day I picked it up, but in general it seems to have lost color and gained dark spots. I would expect the outer leaves to die but now the inner core of leaves aren't looking as good either. What type of plant is this, and any advice on caring for it better?
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>>2567947
If you like green is a pretty good nep, and can be had cheaply if you're in the US.

>>2567803
There are a lot of good neps that grow in the intermediate range. Thing like burbidgae, maxima, and vogelii are all plants that can grow in the intermediate range and have good color. Here's what a young vogelii looks like.
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>>2567957

>This picture is worse in quality, but I think it also shows that the plant is looking worse. Is it just going to get worse before it should get better?
This photo is from just within the past half hour. I haven't wwatered the plant since Monday, but I did spray it with a little water. I also shined a UV lamp on it a bit, but I don't know if that helps or harms (and in what amount)?

Via:

>>>/out/1169147
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>>2567955
No, because it has been the standard notation for so long. Searching the standard abbreviation brings up pretty much all the results you would want. If we start using other weird variations it make internet resources a lot less searchable. Generally the genus is made clear by the context or simply because there aren't other plants with the same abbreviation anyway.

Anyway its my pet peeve and I find it much worse when people abbreviate species names Nep sang, sure you probably know what I mean but if you didn't know anything about Nepenthes it might be a bit of extra work to tract down. Not trying to jump down your throat.
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>>2567866
I throw mine away and keep one of their clones every two years because they fill their respective pots really fast.
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>>2567957
Might be a pineapple. I have one growing right now and it looks similar.
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>>2567961
It's 100% dead. Throw it away.
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>>2567960
Looks nice, thanks.
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>>2567957
>>2567961
cordyline australis
tbph, it doesn't look well. throw it in the bin
they are fairly cheap to buy anyway
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>>2568224
It's about saving the plant I reckon. I think h should try some extreme plant food.
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>>2568277
i wouldn't recommend feeding a plant that is under such obvious stress
it may come back from the roots, but that crown looks pretty dead and it won't regenerate
they cost about £10-15 in the UK and come in a variety of colours.
must have been pretty cold where anon lives, cordyline can easily tolerate down to -5C
the thing they really hate is being wet in winter, especially if water gets in the crown
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>>2568277
There's nothing to save though. It's obviously 100% dead.
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>>2568303
>>2568376

Its bad news but at least I tried. I am in Northern New Jersey, so by the time I got to the plant it was probably less than 20F out, and I don't know how long it had been out.

RIP Plant.
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>>2568580
what method do you use to make them turn red?
ice water?
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>>2568586
those are just variegations
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Do you keep plants in your bathroom?
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>>2568698
no
every time i tried it ended in disease for them
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wanna see photo of cacti i took in turkey in garden shop?
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>>2568764
just post it you fucking cactease
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>>2568765
i wont because you are impolite
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>>2566395
Iron plant
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>>2567262
The one and only option for cp.
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>>2567637
Bait, retard or legit?
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>>2568698
No, they can watch you taking a shit
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hey /plant/ what's going on with my dracaena? I think it wasn't sealed properly. How2mitigate/save?
1/4
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>>2569028
2/4
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>>2569031
3/4
I got it as a gift. Was purchased from (((ikea)))
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>>2569034
4/4
preemptive pls respond
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>>2569028
Doesn't look very happy
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>>2569028
lol, somebody bought you that?
frankly, it belongs in the bin
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>>2569263
>>2569232
it was fine when I got it. I was thinking of cutting the yellow part off but it contains (a fucking) leaves and they look healthy to me. Pls advise
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>>2569355
Probably standing in a way too dark spot
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>>2569355
Needs greengreen. The yellow is from lack of food
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>>2569028
>>2569035
>>2569402
>lack of light
i doubt it. the growth point looks healthy, it just the rest of the plants that looks like garbage
>bought as a gift
your friends must really like you
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I'm looking to buy a relatively small plant to liven up my bedroom that won't need too much maintenance. Any suggestions?
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>>2569435
what is the lighting like?
spider plants are good, sanseveira (mother-in-laws tongue), aloe vera.
some widely available plants there just off the top of my head
they will tolerate mid-low light levels, but if you have a bright windowsill your options will be much wider
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>>2569355
Are you incapable of speaking without spewing memes? You should probably see a doctor about it; that's my advice.
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>>2568949
Why would you assume that that post was a bait or retarded? I have a lot of crypto gains, so I wanna add some nice and attractive nep to my tent.

Not all plant fags are dirt sticking poor retards and are capable of buying expensive plants.
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>>2568698
Yes and it's a great place for air plants. Although, I'm not sure if it contributes or inhibits the bacterial problems in a bathroom.
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>>2569445
I've got a window that allows a lot of sunlight in, though it's the uk, so there isn't too much sunlight in general.
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>>2569687
Harrisia jusbertii
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>>2569419
It was a housewarming gift. They probably didn't know to get one that's sealed properly. If I cut off the yellow part are the leaves at the top fucked?
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>>2569691
Not a cactus person, but high end orchids can go for similar amounts. The paph in pic sold for 5k usd.
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/plant/ my wife won't go to the nursery with me. What do?
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>>2569691
Why the fuck are cactii so expensive in Europe?
In mexico the aztekium is worth like 50-80 bucks.
At least you can get cheap legal peyote.
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>>2570035
Seriously - go on your own! Do you need her to hold your hand when crossing the road?
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>>2569687
Small orchids - you get mini phalaenopsis in a lot of UK supermarkets (Waitrose is where I got mine) and they're great. Dont let /plant/ tell you they're poverty orchids - for £5 you get a great plant that flowers and looks amazing.
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Phals are cool but honestly, they aren't great noob plant. They simply don't react quickly enough for noobs to realize their mistakes. By the time noobs notice something's wrong with a phal, all of the roots have rotted off or something like that.
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>>2570162
Anybody?
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>>2570050
because they arent native to yurop and most of them only grow well in mediterranean cuntrees, also poor people may steal expensive cacti from their natural habitat to milk europeans and such
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Ceph from a leaf about 2 years ago.
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1) Your plants are dry.
How to fix this:
Water with gentle stream so that you don't wash out the soil. Keep watering until you see water coming out of the bottom of pots. When you're done watering, dump the water in tray out. Don't do spoonful watering, it's a retarded way to water plant. Don't water the plants until the dirt feel kinda dry but still sticking to your finger. This will may take 4-5 days. You also can lift up the pots. Before you water, lift it up and do so after you water. You'll notice how heavy and light they feel like. Water when it's closer to the lighter side.
2) Your lamp is not bright enough lighting for long term. Your plants will be stuck indoors for at least 2-4 months. Move them to a window and light them with a lamp if you can. You also don't need to leave light on overnight or whatever. You can turn the lamp off when outside is dark.
3) You eventually will need to fertilize them. So, go buy some miracle grow and follow directions.
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>>2570307
>>2570289
forgot to tag
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>>2570293
Very nice! Got other plants?
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>>2570289
thanks

>>2570307
So I water each till soaking?
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>>2570339
Ideally just right but inexperienced people will over water and your plants will be ok if it's not standing in water. You want soil to be moist but not saturated. You need to get a feel for it.
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>>2566230
If you get one of the ephiyte species that holds water you can get some more pets by housing freshwater invertbrates like amphipods,ostracods,snails,seed shrimp etc. in it
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>>2570293

I cant bring myself to get a ceph, Im afraid I'll end up killing it.

I'm sucesfully growing dionaeas, some tropical and nordic droseras, sarracenia, pinguicula and nepenthes.

Any advice?
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What's wrong with my mimosa, /an/?
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>>2570472
its ugly
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>>2570472
Lagging growth pattern indicate that there isn't enough sunlight. The soil has visible salts on it, so you need to flush these minerals away with pure water. It probably can use some fertilizer too.
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>>2570472
>>2570511
this
Also, I hope you have holes in the bottom of this tin
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>keep soil moist for seedlings
>seedlings get dampened off
>don't water the soil as much
>top of soil dries overnight and seedlings shrivel up
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>That time of the year when you sell your excess of plants
I just sold like 100 vft for 0.50€ each just to have a bit more room.
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It's winter here and I really want to get a start of a prickly pear cactus so I took this cutting from one 3 hours ago it's pretty wrinkly but it's not rotten or anything it is actually pretty firm, but the place where I cut it seems to have calloused over so what next? I'm assuming if this cutting is OK I just stick it in the soil in the pot indoors and hope for the best?
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>>2570699
that's what i would do
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>>2570699
i guess that is opuntia humifusa, you wont get much fruits from that, but can be a good grafting stock
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>>2570590
Mist them, duh.
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>>2566319
word I'm in Raleigh
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>>2570470
Honestly I dont find cephs that hard to grow mine seem happy on a windowsill facing south with temps between 14-30 degrees C. I have some others in a highland tank between 7-20 degreesC. Keep moist, give decent light ensure airflow and they seem mostly fine.
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Not bad for a dormant typical
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Hey /plant/,

I'm in Vietnam right now and I've seen an awesome plant here, pic related. What kind of plant is it and can I buy it in europe?
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>>2571262
Swiss cheese plant (Monstera obliqua)
Buy it in IKEA or just about anywhere that sells houseplants.
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Anyone grows heliamphora? Are they any harder than highland neps?
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I Found this growing in my garden what is it
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>>2571350
cucumber. you harvested it too early.
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For containers, do you like to put extra rocks in for drainage or are drainage holes enough?
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>>2571364
You still need drainage holes regardless.
I use rocks in my larger containers so that I don't need as much dirt, for plants like petunias that don't mind being root bound.
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>>2571350
have you never seen a cucumber, anon?
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hey fellas, relative newbie here, living in the Mediterranean (hardness zone 9 i think?)
I've got a mint plant and a peppermint plant for about half a year now, unfortunately I was away for christmas and they got hit by loopers this past month pretty hard and they are suffering. I was gonna take care of it the usual way (pick them by hand) but they've been hit pretty hard, so I was thinking of just cutting them close to the ground and waiting for them to grow back in spring. Would that work right now or am I late? I know the mint is supposed to regrow, will the same happen for my peppermint? Also, is there anyway to get completely rid of these damn loopers? For some reason they get them every month or so, it's getting annoying.
Also, another minor question, I've got a lavender since last spring, it's doing pretty ok but it's getting pretty long, should i prune like it I would my other plants?
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>>2571626
Your mints should regrow on their own. I suggest doing nothing, since cutting them down would force them to expend more energy to regrow. If you meant loopers as in worms, then you can spray them periodically with neem oil to suffocate them. Lavendar is a mega bitch plant to maintain. You need to prune them just right. Too low, they die. Not enough pruning, they get mildew and die. My suggestion is to cut it back by 2-5 inches with some big old Woody cuts. Not too much though or you will kill it. :)
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>>2571637
thanks for the reply mate!
I wasn't planning on cutting them completely, but my mint especially has gotten pretty damn wrecked since the fall, it has been hit by bugs multiple times and at this point it barely has any leaves, so I thought of cutting them as a "fresh start". I've been watering them regularly but I haven't seen much progress for about a month now, hence my thinking. Would you still recommend I sit it out and wait, or should I go through with it?
I'll look up neem oil, for some reason loopers are very popular around here, I've cleared my plants multiple times of them but more always appear.
About the lavender, I guess I'll just cut it down by a couple of inches and give it some time to see how it goes. What do you mean by woody cuts? My lavender is pretty small, I'm thinking I can probably do the job with a pair of scissors or so.
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>>2571626
I'm living in cold ass Germany (8a) but even here mint is no problem, they are very vigorous, you can prune them back (to use as tea or so) several times a year and they'll still grow back, even during mild periods in the middle of winter, and foliage only dies down in very cold winters. But I'd guess that repeatedly pruning off the new shoots that appear from the ground/roots when they're just a couple days old might eventually kill them.
Lavender, once established, isn't too difficult either, just needs full sun here (you might get away with semi-shade), but it definitely isn't an indoor plant (needs some moderate winter cold, plus indoor light is barely enough, so if that is the reason for leggy growth, just place it outside and plant into ground). I only ever cut off the flowers if they're done, that way they keep re-shooting until December
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>>2571647
Woody growths as in old and dense branches that have been cut down a lot. If it's a small lavendar, then I suggest doing nothing.
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>>2571657
>>2571714
Thanks again for the replies mate(s)
I have only harvested my mint once so far, it started getting pestered by the bugs I mentioned afterwards so I didn't want to stress it out more than needed.
I think I'm gonna cut the mints up after all tomorrow, their current condition really saddens me so I'd rather wait for them to sprout up healthy in a couple of months or so, they don't seem like they're gonna get any better until winter ends anyways.
I don't know if my lavender is small or average, but it has expanded a lot, especially when I kept it in relative shade (makes sense I guess). The growth stopped when I put it in a good spot, but taking a couple of inches off the biggest stems isn't gonna hurt (I guess)
Thanks for the help fellas!
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Is this flower stalk of helli?
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>>2570035
Divorce is the only solution in your case, I'm sorry...
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>>2570977
Well, what would you be interested in? I can put a short list out of what I have in seed right now.

Abutilon vitifolium
—Clitoria Ternatea
—Dierama pucherrimum
—Fatsia japonica
—Gladiolus italicus
—Gunnera manicata
—Heuchera sanguinea Firefly
—Iris tenax
—Matthiola bicornis
—Monarda didyma
—Nepeta Cataria
—Nicotiana glauca
—Nigella sativa
—Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa
—Petunia integrifolia
—Salvia nubicola
—Semiaquilegia ecalcarata
—Tithonia speciosa 'Torch'
—Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India'

>>2570977
I'll have more in a second
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>>2572006
Gaillardia
Heliotrope
Verbena
Canna Lily
A whole host of vegetables, like 30+kinds
Other stuff
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>>2566411
Nature, it finds a way
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Flowers my dad took to the flower market
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>>2572380
Dahlias, nice.
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>>2572967
Does this think spit seeds?
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Hello /plant/, I recently received a dancing lady orchid (Oncidium, species unknown) and I found two female mealybugs on it today, generic picture for reference. I've already taken care of them and will be treating the leaves with isopropyl alcohol shortly, but I don't see any eggs or other larva on the rest of the orchid. The question is, how fucked am I?
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>>2573237
Mealybugs are unavoidable, but easy to control on houseplants.
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>>2573237
spray them or something like that.
>>2573322
just how unsanitary and disgusting your set up have to be if you think that mealybugs are "unavoidable"?
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I got some plants today.
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>>2573674
And
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Hey /plant/. Recently I purchased a young Cycas revoluta, pic related.

What should my watering schedule look like? I read online the soil could remain dry for two weeks before watering it again during the winter months. Is this true for a young Cycas as well?

It's placed in front of a window that points east/northeast. The temperature at night doesn't drop below 12 celsius I believe.
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>>2573430
Because you don't control the environment the plants that you order come from...

But I'm sure the knee-jerk response was worth it. Try managing a greenhouse and not your windowsill and you'll know what I mean.
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>>2573948
you speak down to me yet it didn't ever occur to you that quarantining your new plants is a good idea. i stand by with my statement.
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>>2573826
>east/northeast window
enjoy your one new leaf per year anon
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>>2574188
>Your quarantine is sufficient
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>>2573237
>two mealy bugs
>spray plant with alcohol
>'caring' for plant
what is wrong with you?
just squash the fuckers.
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>>2574299
alcohol evaporates.
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you see comrades, you do not need a pot if your plant is the pot
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>>2574321
how often do you water that phal?
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>>2574323
Now that I'm back on break, I have to water him daily since I grow it without a pot and media. But over the semester, my parents really fucked him up and now he has permanent leaf droop.

At least the flower spike wasn't aborted?
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Is this yellow streaking on my Golden Pothos normal? Only two or so leaves have completely yellowed and I removed them, but these leaves have kept these streaks for awhile. Websites say it could be too much sun, which I doubt because I live in NW Washington and there’s barely any sun right now, or watering issues. I water it about once a week right now. Thanks for any input guys
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>>2574354
are you sure that you're not confusing varigatetion with streaks? it's very normal for pothos to randomly lose older leaves.
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>>2574354
>>2574362
oh yeah I probably am. I just feel like these yellow sections of the leaves have been increasing slowly, but if it's normal then it's all good! Only two or three leaves have truly "died" in the 3months I've owned it, so I'm sure it's doing fine. Thanks though
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>>2574378
nice utricularia. which species is it?
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>>2574411
Thanks, it's livida from a south african location
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>>2566411
for example
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I've got a relatively small Platycerium superbum as a gift, but it's potted.

How do I mount it on some cork bark without damaging it?
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anyone know what this is?
Its been growing next to my lime tree for a while and i like the look of it
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Can anyone tell me how the hell I permanently deal with this white bullshit spreading on all of my plants? I was told it's an aphid that hams the plant and leaves white residue (likely eggs) on its leaves, living on them as a parasite. This residue is soft and powdery, like an egg sack or something. The plants haven't died off from it (not that I know), but I clean it off as soon as I notice it.

I was told to wash them off, spray with a general product meant to kill aphids, isolate them for a while then bring them back. I've done this several times, and a couple weeks later the white stuff returns every time. How the FUCK do I kill this thing permanently?
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>>2570494
There are no ugly plants.
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>>2575090
Apply 10,000 ladybugs a week

Easy
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>>2575124
w-where do I get 10,000 ladybugs?

and how do I get rid of those once they've done their job, get 5,000 spiders?
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>>2575130
Amazon, obviously. But in all seriousness don't do it. Asian ladybugs are already invasive enough.

If it they keep on coming back every time they're probably living somewhere else close to your plants. Have you sanitized the area yet?
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>>2575138
Amazon send ladybugs by mail?

"Sanitized" in what way? They're in my house, and the environment is clean. I can't see the animal causing this, so it is either invisible to the naked eye (i.e. very very small), lives underground somehow in the plant's soil, or it isn't even an animal and it's a fungus of some sort. Does anyone recognize this effect?
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>>2575124
>>2575130
>>2575138
>>2575150
bought 50 two-spot ladybird larvae a few years back, to deal with a blackfly problem on my prized roses
they came in a white cotton sack, mixed up in a load of fine sawdust.
funny little buggers. dark grey, with orange markings and menacing spines along it's back
so, with the sack of larvae in hand, i went into the garden and headed for the roses
it was late May, and the succulent new shoots of my rose bushes were caked in thousands of tiny black bastards.
i quickly opened the cloth bag which contained the ladybird larvae
reaching inside with my hand, i grabbed a handful and launched them towards the infected shrubbery with intense rage
chaos ensued
the larvae were apparently famished
once gaining their bearings, they sighted their quarry, and with eyes aflamed charged head on into the swarm of sap-sucking succulence
the blackfly had no time to react. before they knew what was happening, their brothers and sisters around them were snatched away by the jaws of the great beasts
i watched the massacre unfold. the ferocity of the larvae was as if a hundred foxes had been let loose in a coop of a thousand hens
and in that day, i learned a respect and admiration for the ladybird that will stay with me forever
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>>2569547
>crypto gains

my wharton-sense says 'oh no'

you better cash that shit fast my dude
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>>2573826
place south window, or outside with partial shade.
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>>2575221
Nice.

I have no idea what your point was though. Are you saying mine are blackfly as well?
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someone grow Catha edulis?
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>>2573826
Wouldn't recommend growing it indoors

The leafes will grow towards the window and will stay that way untill they fall off

I recommend growing it outdoors in the summer and placing it dark and really cool in your garage in winter

Cycas are not for growing indoors

>>2574290
>enjoy your one new leaf per year anon
They only grow one set of leafes per year anyway
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>>2575090
Anyone?
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got this silver dollar jade not too long ago. im a dumbass, so whats going on with the leaves? (its normally in front of a window, i just moved it so you could see what was going on easily in the pic)
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>>2575653
he has aids rip
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>>2575653
Too wet maybe? Especially if it's winter now where you live too, you should wait between waterings until the soil is completely dried out. Also does it have drain holes? If not, there could be salt buildup from the tap water
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>>2575653
just looks like a little bit of scorch from bright sunlight. nothing too serious, but you should rethink where you are keeping it.
sunny windowsills, combined with the low humidity inside most houses isn't always a great combination, even for succulents and cacti
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So I went ahead and got myself a cephalotus.

I plan on growing it indoors with my nepenthes and pinguicula.

What am I in for?
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>>2575894
An extremely slow and picky plant that doesn't know what it wants.
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>>2575894
Sudden Infant Cephalotus Death Syndrome
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>>2575927
>>2575937

I got an adult tho, afaik its the small ones that grow slow as fuck.

Also, isnt that 'sudden death' thing related to root rot? I plan on watering it like once a week and not using the tray method
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>>2568224
>throw it in the bin
>they are fairly cheap to buy anyway
You people have no fucking soul. You'd throw your grandma out to the bin too if it was easy to replace.
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>>2575090
looks like mealy scales. if it's really early or not a bad infestation, clean off what you see with a q-tip dippped with lemon juice or isopropyl alcohol. then increase ventilation or air flow. they tend to appear on plants in areas with bad air circulation.
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>>2575090
>>2575995
forgot to add that if it's bad, then you'll want some indoor insectide/pesticide to treat your plant with. there's a variety available of sprays and systemics out there to choose from. you can try talking to a garden expert at a garden store for what works for your growing conditions.
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>>2575995
oof, meant mealy bugs, not mealy scales. just scales tend to be brown and smooth shelled instead of white, fuzzy, and soft.

they wouldn't be aphids. your description sounds a lot like mealy bugs. and aphids look very different. looking at the photos again, those are of two different plants... how are you growing your plants? is there little to no air circulation where they're growing?
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>>2575995
>>2575999
>>2576002

Thanks! Was just about to start buying ladybugs on Amazon. Have a spider.

I suspected they weren't aphids when the repeating treatments of anti-aphids spray I used didn't work and they returned. I clean the leaves when I see the white residue, but I never thought of making them a cocktail afterwards. Are the little buggers too small to see, or do they hide somewhere? Because I've never seen them on the plants.

All my plants are in indoors, in a large-windowed room where they can get plenty of sunlight. You're right about air circulation - while I open up the drapes I don't really open the windows, partly because it's winter now and partly because there's no net. How will air circulation help kill them?

The worst part is that they seem to travel to my other indoors plants as well,
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>>2576067
large mealy bugs are a few millimeters at most. they can crawl around, or small ones can catch air currents, or ants can carry and spread them around. they like to hide in nooks and crannies. if conditions are right for them, they'll grown and multiply like crazy.

they can appear when growing conditions are off and plants are stressed. like having stagnant air or low light. I mentioned they can catch air currents, but it's still better to have the fresh air. the circulating air won't really kill them so much as make the environment less desirable for them. and it'll generally be healthier for your plants too. think of when you step into a stuffy room and it feels easier to breath after you open up a window for air flow.

Since it's winter and you have no window screen, you could experiement and try having a fan put on a timer to push air around the room. oh or maybe propping the door open for at least part of the day might help.
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Uh, my flytraps are starting to grow again.
That's Mediterranean "winter" for you I guess.
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>>2575927
They can be a bit slow growing, but all of mine - I have about 10 now, had 18 at one point, have grown fine. They seem tolerant of some temperature fluctuation and levels of moisture as long as kept moist but not too wet and not frozen.
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>>2575977
but why keep a dead plant, anon?
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>>2575977
i wouldn't be outraged if you didn't want to keep a stinky decomposing dead body of your grandmother in your house anon.
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I'm getting heliamphoras. What am I in for?
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I need help /an/!!!

My pin striped Calathea (pic kinda related) that I bought only a week ago developed spider mites!
I never had them before, how do I get rid of them? My coworker said I should probably wash the leaves with water, so I placed the plant under the shower and gave it a thorough cleaning.
It's slowly drying, but I can still see a few white spots under the leaves. On the other hand I can't see any adult mites, so those are probably the eggs.

Aside from putting the plant under the shower every morning, is there some bug spray or...anything to get rid of these fuckers?
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>>2576439
Worse Sarracenia.
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>>2566168
Omfg, those are awesome carnivorous plants my man, how do I go about getting seeds for those?
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>>2576441
just throw it in the bin
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>>2566080
Anyone here a collector of seeds? I'm from Canada and I'm trying to find someone to collect me yucca/cactus/palm seeds to which I could send a few dollar paypal(I'm poor but I got atleast 10-15$ in PayPal.
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>>2576467
Anyone have any info on where I could get these varietys in Canada?
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>>2576461
but sarracenia needs stupid dormancy bullshit. heliamphora turns blood red in high lighting with stately pitchers. seems like the chad of the vagina plants.
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>>2576437
plants generally dont smell at all when dying, specially when dead and dry
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>>2576527
missing the point fellow plantfag
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>>2576469
you can easily get these seeds on ebay. make sure that you don't buy from scammers though.
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>>2576532
Anyone know of reputable sellers?
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>>2576466
No, I love that plant. So elegant and classy. Also it moves, so at night it's leaves close upwards slowly. Very fun to watch.
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>>2576439

Theyre nice but need lots of light, lots of humidity and cool temperatures.
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>>2576465
Most basic garden centers carry a few of these, they are relatively easy to grow. Just don't use potting soil or fertilize them, and only give rainwater or RO water. Good soil for most is peat mixed with perlite.
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>>2576437
>>2576415
I'm not the guy who took in the plant, I'm just someone who wouldn't throw into the trash a dying plant just because it's easy to replace. Cat are phenomenally cheap to get, in fact the best ones are free, would you throw a dying one into the trash if you found it on the street with frostbite? Yeah the plant was likely to die but you can at least try and save it.
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>>2576491

...c-can you stick your dick in one?
will it feel nice?
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>>2576778
yes to the first, no to the second
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N. Aristolochioides x ventricosa
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Before I started a new thread for this, I was hoping I could get a little help. I have this plant, I'm not sure what kind, that is slowly dying. The leaves curled up a while ago, but now it's dying. Any idea what kind of plant it is and how I can bring it back? Tried different lighting and moisture but no change in health. Thanks.
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>>2576972
It's a prayer plant. Needs way higher humidity and less light. Probably needs better draining soil.
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>>2576972
Looks like Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana, look up care sheets

But most likely what >>2576985
Said
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Northern hemisphere folks, roughly when do your neps start pitchering again after winter? The random storebought hyprid I got a few months ago and the N. truncata baby have both produced nice pitchers for me in autumn, so my humidity seems to be high enough, but now in winter, while they continue growing nicely, they stopped making pitchers. Roughly when in your experience does it start up again?

I'm at roughly 50°N
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>>2576972
throw it in the bin anon
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I present to you GOAT Nepenthes, N. bicalcarata!
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What are some good plants for my bedroom? It's mostly cold and very, very dark. I might get some room fountain if that helps.
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>>2577475
anything made from plastic should work
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>>2577483
Anon, please.
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>>2577475
Mushrooms might be your only option, otherwise get some lighting.
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>>2577486
plants don't grow in the dark
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>>2577496
some do
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>>2577290
i had a couple of small lithops but some rodent ate them.
weirdly enough, my pleiospilos were untouched
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>>2577507
Yeah, dying ones or parasitic ones
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>>2577532
he could if he had enough light to read some paper w difficulty, otherwise grow lights
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>>2577251

When temperatures start rising and days get longer.

Cant give you an exact date, all I can tell you is 'in spring'.
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>>2577539
I know that much. Well, guess I'll just wait it out then.

I thought they'd do a lot worse in winter with the few hours of sunlight they're getting but the growth has been phenomenal actually.
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>>2577475
parasitic plants with fungus host. they are not sold at all, so good luck with this.
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What is this with my nepenthes pitcher leaf.
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Is this water drop?
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>>2578051
Nectar. Neps secrete nectar over the surface of their pitchers and leaves to attract insects.
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Nepenthes paniai SG
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H.minor
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>>2578374
how hard is it to do in vitro reproduction?
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When you become professional tissueculturerer,succsessful rate is over 90%
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>>2578383
how hard is it to become profesional tissueculturer?
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not hard just some combination of hormon introduce one Nepenthes to many.
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my first time CP's tissue culture was terrible.100% contamination.
But I keep to made more than 100 bttles,finally I got succsessful.

N.spatulata Highland
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>>2578389
what's your Nep seed sterilization protocol?
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Surfactant wash
1min alcohol
3min hydrogen peroxide
10min breach
3times rinse water

many american europians dont
because seed looks still brown
it is not enough sterilization
even though use PPM
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>>2578401
thanks, seems pretty standard.

I heard about the color change being a good indication when to take them out of the bleach. I have some seeds right now, will sow most of them traditionally but thought I would try starting a few of them in vitro.
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>>2578383
>mass cloning

these things lead to too much inbreeding very fast
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Best flytrap I've had
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Smol




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