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Christopher Littrell

I am capable of answering questions about the most common carnivorous plants found in cultivation. I have no personal experience with Byblis, Drosophyllum, Aldrovanda, and Heliamphora. I have not cultivated gemmae forming pygmy sundews nor tuberous sundews. For information regarding those aforementioned species, I would suggest contacting other experts. I can answer questions regarding most species of Nepenthes, tropical and temperate Drosera, Mexican Pinguicula, Sarracenias, and Dionaea. I have some limited experience with growing Utricularia, Cephalotus, and Darlingtonia.

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2017-02-20 Fungicide for germinating:

Hi Brad,    If you're using dusting sulfur, just sprinkle a very fine amount over your seeds when you sow them.  That will give you about the same coverage as you get with a spray solution which is a suspended

2017-02-20 long fiber sphagnum moss:

Hi Maire,    It is best to hydrate the moss first, then work the moss with your hands some to get it saturated.  After that begin adding perlite and mixing it until it looks like you have it well incorporated

2017-02-17 Plants:

Hi Ben,    This looks like a Nepenthes ventricosa, or possibly a ventricosa hybrid.  It's a very common plant in the horticultural trade since it's mass produced.    An East window should be fine for it

2017-02-08 new leaf on Drosera regia dying:

Hi Raymond,    If you currently have it in a 4" pot, next time you transplant go to 6 or 8 inch; taller the better.  Gallon pots like are used for small trees work great too.  I never cease to be amazed

2017-02-07 new leaf on Drosera regia dying:

Hi Raymond,    Get an magnifying lens and look carefully at the crown of the plant to see if any pests are present.  The most common pest sundews get is aphids, but this doesn't look like aphid damage

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