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Friday, 17 November 2017

Moving plants...

Its near the end of the year. The 1 spot I had placed my plants outdoor of my apartment is not getting enough sun. Plants dont look happy at all. Everytime I look at them. I can almost hear them cursing at me - More sun or NO pitcher for you!!

Their new place

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Amp cuttings rooted.

I've got these Ampullaria cutting from Cindy back in end of August 2017. I always hear about how difficult it is for Amp cuttings to root, I've tried once before, not only it didnt root but also died. I was quite surprise when looking at the stems yesterday,  out of the three cutting, two of them has already rooted. Its was only 2 months.  One is Black Miracle cutting, other 2 are random.  I have transferred the 2 rooted in sphagum but left the unrooted in water .
Bm plant


Amp1


Amp2




Bm


Am1


Am2

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Nepenthes Jamban

I was lucky to be able to acquire Nepenthes Jamban for the second time. They came from BE. I tried growing the first one in my bookshelf LED setup in room temperature. Expectedly, after a few months, the plant didn't survive. This time, I left it in an air-conditioned room with LED set up in a tank. I was fortunate to be able to witness my first pitcher grew despite the temperature still not cool enough. I have taken a few photographs of 1 growing pitcher during the growth shared below. I hope it will continue to grow well in this setup.



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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Cephalotus growing..

It's quite hard to grow Cephalotus in Singapore because the weather is very hot and humid. Sometime the cephs died for no reason. I tried to grow the cephs in different media. I tested one of them in live sphagnum moss and another one in very loose media with about 30% of moss around the roots only. For now this seems to be growing well let's see...




This plant came from a good friend Cindy it has been in live sphagnum Moss for a few months. The big pitchers has fallen off , now there is a lot of small growth




This plant has been with me for a couple years and has been trying to survive,  dying back a few times and re growing in fresh media.  This time, I put it in this very loose media.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

More plants recently...

I'm Guilty of acquiring too many plants constantly. This week is too extreme. Just gotten a big handful of plants from a friend that need get rid of them. Bought another batch from a recent quick Mass Order.

I guess that's about 20 plants in total. Or 10 if we don't count the diversion. I did not take photos of the MO plants. I'm running out of rack space.

Friends plants which I took over. My rack's running out of space...

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Bees stealing water

Noticed the water level in the Utricularia been dropping quite fast a couple of days before. Until today, I found out bees were stealing from it! I don't mind what they are doing, must be very thirsty. Probably the weather is pretty hot lately...

Enjoy the video.


Saturday, 14 October 2017

Carnivorous books easily available in Singapore

Borrowing more plant books from the library. Glad that we have many books on Carnivorous plants here in Singapore. Borrowing is also a breeze. You can reserve online and collect in less than a week at a library nearest to you. At the library, you go to a machine to collect you reserved book.

Collection