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Yay!

I got darlingtonia in the mail today! My friends list doesn't seem to realize how awesome this is. XD So I share here. I also finally spotted some drosera seelings, which felt like they took forever to germinate, today. Woot!

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Identification Help

I bought these sarracenias from Sarracenias Northwest. Fortunately they were having a blowout sale, unfortunately when they sent them they did not identify them.

If anyone could help me figure out the names of these plants it would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Tropical Pitcher Plant HELP!!

Last week I put my tropical pitcher plants outside since the temps went up and the sun is shining.
One day a huge gust of wind came and knocked some of them over. I re-potted the ones that needed it after their dirt fell out.

Today I went outside to water them and noticed that a lot of the plants now have brown spots on the leafs and some of the pitchers. I know it is normal for pitchers to turn brown and die off, but the new leaves too??

Could someone please let me know what is going on with these plants.




Please note the brown spotting on the leafs.


More brown spots on leafs



Again, more browning on leafs



A lot of those little pitchers have browning all over them and I do not know why. :(
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Dionaea VFT

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i thought i would put up a few pics of my plants in dormancy. i figured not every one has seen them this way. as you can see many look very dead but they will be back up in a month or so.

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oh and if any one is in seattleish area, i have a ton of plants to give away. i'm running out of room for them.
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my man eatting plants

I took my carni plants out of the fridge yesterday and planted them.
Some of them did not look too good. I planted them anyways in hopes that I could revive them. If I can't I will be very sad!
All my venus fly traps look gone, as well as my sundews. My pitcher plants half look good, and half look hopeful...to say the least.



These are the healthier of the pitcher plants.
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Carnivorous Plant In Disney World's Animal Kingdom

My husband and I just took a trip to Disney World. We went to Animal Kingdom and right by the front entrance was what I believe to be an asian pitcher plant. I have never seen one like it, so I really wasn't sure if it was a carnivorous plant or not. I took tons of photos. If you guys can help me identify this plant it would be greatly appreciated. The pitcher was roughly 7 inches across and it grew on a vine, which I have also never seen before...but then again I am an amateur at this!



Front View



Side view



View of vine.
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New Plants

My new carnivorous plants from Sarracenia Northwest arrived a couple days ago.
Here are photos.
Enjoy.






I am working on a stained glass window of pitcher plants. Upon its completion I will post photos here!
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Pitcher Plants at Lowes...why??

I went to Lowes today trying to find some stuff to put in a Terrarium I want to make. To my surprise they had beautiful Pitcher Plants. I couldn't understand why since they should be going into their dormancy period.
Regardless I bought some, and left a note for the manager of the garden center explaining (as best as an amiture carnivorous plant grower could) that the plants should be starting their dormancy period and not put on in a sunny location as the instructions on the plants stated.






All the tags said were 'Northern American Pitcher Plant' Would anyone out there please tell me the exact type of Pitcher Plant this is? I would like to look it up in some of my books to read about them.




After taking photographs of them I put them with my other CPs on the cold side of the house to allow them to go dormant. I am worried because the temps here have not gone down any. Our highs are in the 60's and lows in the high 30's. I am thinking that I might have to put them in the fridge. I am worried about doing that, but I found a video on youtube where the guy says you can take the dirt off them, put it in a bag, put the plant on top of the dirt, tie it up, and place in the veggy drawer of the fridge...which seems like something I can do without hurting the poor plants. Would they get enough air if they were tied up in a bag for 3 months? That is my main concern. And can I put a few plants in one bag or do they all need to be separately bagged??
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Dormant Help!!

I live in Bisbee, Az and it usually starts getting cold mid to late November. This year has been surprisingly warm. Going into the 50s at night and 70s during the day.
I am worried about my Carnivorous Plants that need their dormancy rest period! They are showing no signs of actually going dormant. Is there anything I should do like put them in the fridge, or just hope that nature takes its course and hope it gets colder outside for them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!



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Identification Help

I saved this little pitcher plant from our local Lowes store. It was one of three plants that were still alive.
Since I brought it home it has been doing very well, growing lots of new pitchers and sprouting new leaves.
Since winter is approaching, I want to know the proper way to care for this little guy. The problem is that I do not know what kind of pitcher plant it is. The label didn't say a thing and I can't find it in any of my books. The big pitcher in the upper left of the photo is about 1/2 tall and the leaves are maybe an inch to two inches.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!



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