random-stuff-from-jayhurl:

Earlier in the year I sowed some self pollenated cephalotus seeds from my own plant. Nothing happened for months so I moved the tray into a slightly sheltered area and forgot about it until today. As it’s poring down with rain where better to be than in the glasshouse. So while weeding and snipping I had a look in the tray, and wow I find a few little ceph seedlings! I’m so chuffed, ceph seedlings from my own seeds!

Nice work!

random-stuff-from-jayhurl:

Earlier in the year I sowed some self pollenated cephalotus seeds from my own plant. Nothing happened for months so I moved the tray into a slightly sheltered area and forgot about it until today. As it’s poring down with rain where better to be than in the glasshouse. So while weeding and snipping I had a look in the tray, and wow I find a few little ceph seedlings! I’m so chuffed, ceph seedlings from my own seeds!

Nice work!

mariafulmer:

I just want to take a moment to say THANK YOU for all the nice comments, likes and reblogs of my plant photos and experiences! I love this hobby, wanted to share some of it, and I’m happy the reception has been so positive. The online carnivorous plant community is truly amazing. 
I FINALLY upgraded my phone, and made an instagram account specifically for my carnivorous plant photos. Please follow The Carnivore Girl if you’re an instagrammer. I’ve been searching hashtags and following as many carnivorous plant users on there as I can find, so make sure I follow you too!
Thanks, y’all!
<3 Maria

mariafulmer:

I just want to take a moment to say THANK YOU for all the nice comments, likes and reblogs of my plant photos and experiences! I love this hobby, wanted to share some of it, and I’m happy the reception has been so positive. The online carnivorous plant community is truly amazing. 

I FINALLY upgraded my phone, and made an instagram account specifically for my carnivorous plant photos. Please follow The Carnivore Girl if you’re an instagrammer. I’ve been searching hashtags and following as many carnivorous plant users on there as I can find, so make sure I follow you too!

Thanks, y’all!

<3 Maria

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irishcarnivores:

Byblis guehoi.

Fantastic!

irishcarnivores:

Byblis guehoi.

Fantastic!

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chasinglinnaeus:

Serracenia bog troughs are growing in nicely.
Photo by Chasing Linnaeus

chasinglinnaeus:

Serracenia bog troughs are growing in nicely.

Photo by Chasing Linnaeus

Some of the Pinguicula plants.A delightful range of sizes and shapes!

Some of the Pinguicula plants.
A delightful range of sizes and shapes!

mariafulmer:

My young Australian pitcher plant, cephalotus follicularis. I wanted a ceph for years, but was daunted by taking care of completely new type of carnivore that is 1) expensive and 2) apparently fickle and difficult to care for. As lovely as they are, Venus fly traps and Sarracenia are gratifying and easy. 

Cephs have come down in price, averaging about $30 - $40 instead of $60+ like they were a few years ago. Their soil and light conditions are also quite similar to Flytraps and Sarrs, so I took the plunge last April and ordered a Ceph from Cook’s Carnivores. 

I panicked at first. It came potted in a black, plastic pot. I knew it would get too hot in California direct sun, so I set to repot it, and promptly broke off some roots. FUUUUUUCK.

Okay, no repotting. Pack some perlite in there and don’t do anymore damage. I decided to clip a paper towel around the pot to bounce sun light instead of absorbing it (thank you, photography degree) and hopefully keep the plant cool in summer heat.

It seemed like months went by and I didn’t know if my plant was alive or dead. All the pitchers it had upon arrival died off, which happens often enough to not be an indicator of anything. SUPER HELPFUL, PLANT. THANKS A LOT!

But some green leaves remained and eventually, I saw little fuzzy bits on the plant. And one day, I was like, “Hey, it’s got new pitchers on it!” Cephs are notoriously slow growers, so it was extremely gratifying to see. 

So lessons learned: 1) Don’t panic. 2) Don’t be afraid to trying a new, challenging aspect to your hobby. You just might surprise yourself. 

Good advice! Plants can often surprise you with their determination to pull through…

theadventuristinwonder:

Carnivorous Plants

Botanic Gardens, Oxford

A couple more of the small and beautifuls&#8230;
Pinguicula jaumavensis Cardonnel

A couple more of the small and beautifuls…

Pinguicula jaumavensis Cardonnel

Cephalotus follicularis
My first attempt at taking a pitcher cutting - it&#8217;s grown a leaf!To be honest, it wasn&#8217;t a deliberate attempt - it fell off as I was dividing a 1yr plant cutting! I thought it was probably too small to grow - guess I was wrong (as well as clumsy). Thrilled again.

Cephalotus follicularis

My first attempt at taking a pitcher cutting - it’s grown a leaf!
To be honest, it wasn’t a deliberate attempt - it fell off as I was dividing a 1yr plant cutting! I thought it was probably too small to grow - guess I was wrong (as well as clumsy). Thrilled again.