Post by emiliasgarden on Mar 4, 2006 7:06:16 GMT 7
I recently bought a Brocchinia reducta. It is a small plant, you can see it bellow:
I would like to hear some advices for those who cultivate this plant. I think it is a really beautiful plant and i want to do correctly the work with my new plant.
I would also like to ask if any of you also cultivate Catopsis berteroniana? I haven't see many pictures of this plant and i would like to see if any of you have pics to share.
The thing is that i heard a botanist in the University of PR saying that Catopsis are found in the wild in PR, including the semi-carnivorous one. So i would like to see pics in order to know if, of the thousand bromeliads i see everyday here, maybe i have seen some Catopsis.
I have my b. reducta all year round in the greenhouse, and not only does it not mind wintery temps (down to the occasionally 6 C in January) and triple daily showers from the watering system, but it's grown from half a foot to an entire foot in the last year. It also loves fertilizer!
Thank you Hans! What kind of fertilizer do you use with your Brocchinia?
The same I'm using for my neps: a weekly normal-strength mix of Hyponex#5, Liquinox B1 and a special super-secret CIA-grade mix of liquid metals created especially for CPs. Not available in stores, a fellow CP freak and chemistry engineer concocted it. I think it's quite similar to Epsom salt.
thatoneplantboi: Hey guys, I'm new to growing nepenthes, I'm getting a mini indoor greenhouse to grow them in. What kind of light should I use for them? Also, if you could provide a link to a product, it would be very much appreciated
Oct 5, 2017 10:16:29 GMT 7
borneo: Yes, they work superbly. But you don't need expensive lights, cheap ones work well too.
Sept 2, 2018 14:34:57 GMT 7
mylesg: i havent checked in here for a while, why does it seem all the CP forums have lost their once strong activity? the trade/sale section used to be so active and now its a ghost town. where is everybody hanging out these days for a strong online CP community?
Dec 9, 2018 3:15:01 GMT 7
mylesg: Happy holidays to everyone out there!
Dec 26, 2018 0:23:13 GMT 7
lance: Everyone left the forums and moved to facebook groups.
Oct 2, 2019 12:09:05 GMT 7
mylesg: yes, facebook groups will never have same feel as this place once did
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etiennecancio: perhaps we can try to revitalize the old forums? i always found them to be much more convenient than facebook groups at least hah
Nov 4, 2019 17:01:25 GMT 7
mylesg: i refuse to abandon this place, i am posting in my grow thread with many photos and always there to answer any questions just built new grow room and tons of pitcher shots!
Nov 6, 2019 21:17:59 GMT 7
vidyut: hey mylesg. glad to hear that. Love this forum. Facebook can't organize knowledge like this. Will participate as much as I can.
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Nov 25, 2019 16:28:58 GMT 7
bonfield: This forum is almost at 13K total threads, I can't wait to read the topic that pushes it past the mark!
Dec 3, 2019 8:27:58 GMT 7
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Dec 9, 2019 11:14:09 GMT 7
mylesg: just posted ton of new pics in my thread!
Feb 9, 2020 3:40:25 GMT 7
bonfield: If you think the situation on this forum is bad, you should see what that those creeps Justin Dunning and Kurtis Herperger(Victoria Butterfly Gardens), Willy Chung, and Lloyd Gordon did to the Canadian forums: www.butterflygardens.ca
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