okay and do i just bring my plant? also i moved my plant to a window that gets more sun and the new plants look like they are doing well how often should i watter them to i put water in the tray but it just sucks it up in a few hours then its already below the dranage holes
Yes, we often bring plants to display and for a silent auction during the meetings. We have a separate room at Logee's with a side entrance, so you do not need to bring your plant into the store area.
You can fill a tray so that it sits in a few inches of water. The roots of a VFT are used to sitting in water, unlike most other plants. You want to keep enough water so that it does not dry out completely.
By using the water tray method is it possible to still cause over watering and rot the roots? The soil has never been dry, also never looked like a swamp but just moist. Is it normal for the plants not to look so healthy just because its been somewhat cold low 40s high 30s I've been keeping them inside until it get warmer out, or is it just because it is so early in the season until they really flourish? I have been looking for new growth still have not seen any dont know if that is a bad sign or what.
Is there any way I can get seeds at a meeting or somthing because I would like to have plants started from scratch I've been looking for sundews but can't find any good sites for just seeds and not a full grown plant. any recommendations on where I can get seeds or should I buy a plant and wait for it to seed and just start next year
No, you should be fine with the tray method if you occasionally top water it. Yes, plants do not looks as good when it is that cold. These plants emerge from dormancy this time of year. I suspect that your plant is from tissue culture and went through the stress of changed growing conditions/environment.
Various vendors will sell seeds. They also show up on our auction table now and then. I would suggest not growing from seed when you are new to these plants as seedlings are more difficult to keep alive than mature plants.
Thank you for the help ill give an update in a month or so and bring my plants to the meeting in may. I am going to keep them inside until the weather is warmer hopefully that is my only issue thanks for the help Dave and packrat would have no clue what was wrong with out you guys. Hope to meet some new people at the meeting
Some new growth most of the original plants are dyeing and now they are under 2 15 watt t8 lights one florescent one floral and two new plants look good no death yet... 3 sprouts from seeds growing quickly dormant pitcher plant looks like it isn't going to make it. Does any one know what the reason is for leaves and traps turning a brownish red and not sure what the cause is have the lights on a timer for 14 hours a day 6 to 8 is this to much or too little light? humidity according to my cheap gauge is 50to 60 percent any one going to the meeting can check them out I will brim them and will appreciate any advice. Still not sure if its just because they are tissue culture plants that that's why they are not doing so hot or if it is me not providing sufficient lighting or watering or both
yes i was there and unfortunately no i was unable to bring my plant to discuss with any one, i think i found my problem and when i planted my first vft i made the hole too big and when i planted the two others it was smaller than my first and the two other plants have been growing fast and have not lost any vegetation and its been two weeks. there is some new growth on my fist plant so i have been hesitating to fix what i presume to be the flaw i will defiantly bring them to the show to receive any advice. do you think i should re plant it or let it be?
yes i apologize for not bringing it like i said i would. i will be attending the show in oct. and i will bring them then. Its been real helpful having this forum. should i treat my sundew or butterwort any different that the venus? i have researched both types of plants and they seem very similar any tips from experience?
How can you tell I googled both of those types and my plant doesn't look like either I purchased it from logees and the butterwort along with it they only had those two types there and they all were the same type I would say. the leaves look thicker than the cape sundews there not "blades of grass" more flat and very small. Almost a spoon shape but not exactly which category would they fall under?
Okay got it if you go to the necps home page go to photo gallery and click on the loges album there is pictures of both the butterwort and the sundew I purchased from there. so if you can give me the specific name on either plant or both would be helpful so I can research how to grow them better.