Good quality carnivorous plants can be tricky to find. A good grower is the first thing to look for when purchasing plants online. Unfortunately it can take a bit of trial and error when finding a reputable nursery. Each have their own species they specialize in, and depending on the shippers location, the plant might be adjusted to that locations environment. I’ve tired many gowers during the years, below are a couple of the ones that have filled the garden.
New designs, fresh and hot off the printer! @ecken and @dingod have done it again with these awesome new prints.
The next prints will try to use the biodegradable PLA!
If your interested in what goes into printing, check out the tutorial for setting up a makerbot:
It took three months to build and deliver but we finally have some really cool garden planters to show off!
Checkout the Etsy store to buy
Green, brown, silver, black, white and the clear biodegradable PLA are the colors we ordered so far. Can’t wait to test PLA as planter material for seedlings, and tags.
The boo was design by our web developer and creative lead behind Turn Table Customs, Dingo. He designed it in the browser based CAD site Tinkercad! A tiny Red Bug Pitcher is used to test out the planter. All planters have drainage holes built in
You can see more designs by checking out the planter tag we started on tinkercad.com
Here’s a time-lapse of the tiki print. A Nepenthes Alta is used in the pic.
These take quite a while to print. The Boo took 18 hours to print! Our current print will about take about 25 hours to complete, so we’ll definitely need more makerbots!
Thorelii x Truncata female and Spathulata x Spectabilis male Nepenthes.
Store extra pollen in a dessicator at 32ªF.
Spring is almost here! The daily run of bringing the plants out for a couple of hours until the temperatures drop again at night is almost at an end. After a whole year of young pitchers, my tiny Heliamphora has finally started to produce adult pitchers!
So much patience is required as they are the slowest and most difficult of species to grow.
Close up of the nectar spoon as the foliage begins to open
These little guys are kept indoors inside a terrarium. Temperatures during the day are around 80 and at night around 70 degrees. Purchased from Cook’s
While repotting the red Ampullaria, I noticed a tiny white pitcher protruding from underneath the moss.
I carefully dug out the the rest of the stem to reveal a nice batch of albino pitchers! The most easiest way to inhibit node growth is to bury the stem in a couple of inches of moss. Not the fastest but it has worked on a couple of my nepenthes. Unfortunately these pitchers will soon turn to shades of red with the exposure of sun. Interesting way to uncover albino pitchers!