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Byblis gigantea


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#1 Sheila

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:54 AM

I bought this plant from Greg Allen at the  CPS end of season meeting at Winterbourne Gardens. i half expected it to just curl up and die on me as the seedlings I have managed to germinate have all done. I just put it on the window sill with a day light power saving bulb just above it and hoped for the best. In the last few weeks it has started to flower for me.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:56 PM

Lovely. I kept one for a couple of years and was very disappointed when it did the curl-up-and-die act for no obvious reason.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:44 PM

Very nice!!

Another one of those plants that I'd love to try, but am afraid of killing it off before I get a chance to appreciate it!

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:40 PM

Hi Sheila- that looks great. Mine look awful at the moment I the greenhouse! I can't recall whether you got two plants. If not, i may have a flower open on one of last year's strAggly stems that I have yet to prune. If so, would you like me to send you some pollen? Also, have you spotted any Setocoris on your plant?

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 01:26 PM

I got two off Greg last year at Mike's open day.  They seem to be doing well in the greenhouse 5°C minimum, with a bit of supplementary lighting.  I managed to cross pollinate and get some seeds too!

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:49 AM

hmmm looks like my reply yesterday disappeared.,

I have tried growing them from seed with no success in keeping the seedlings growing past the first inch and I bought a little one via the forum that was eaten by slugs, so I hope this one being of flowering size will last a little longer. I have got it through one winter which is a relief.

Stephen, I got your Byblis gigantea seeds yesterday morning along with all the others thankyou,  Your GA3 is on the way back to you.

Greg I have kept mine indoors all winter on the window sill under a power saving daylight bulb. I did buy two, but the other one had been slug bashed when I bought it and just never really recovered, it died before i could get the light for it, so now i only have the one and would love some pollen if you have it. I haven't seen any Setocoris on it recently, There were several, but they probably died off due to a lack of food. I hope there will be some dormant eggs somewhere. So when this has finished flowering, you recommend pruning the stem?




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