My Mexican Butterwort

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  1. Apr 8, 2008 #21

    Gilda

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    Mine doesn't geta cool down but I can't really say if I have my original plant from 2 years ago or not since I have divided mine numerous times !Mine grow like weeds !
     
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    Eric,
    It is actually a Lpths. calodycton. I got it at the WOC. It actually went through a rough time. It lost 4 of its 5 leaves, but it has put a new leaf since then. It have kept it alive for the past 2 months.

    I have it mounted, surrounded with moss and sitting on pebbles inside a clear container. I fill out the container up to an inch of tap water every 3-4 days. The container is almost in front of the fan so it has a little air.

    It has been recuperating and hopefully it would bloom some of these days :)
     
  3. Apr 8, 2008 #23

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    I know some are supposed to go dormant but mine doesn't get much of a cooldown.

    I would get some Sundews (droseras) if I were you - they seem to be able to catch and handle more gnats, at least in my experience they've been a little better at it.

    Clearly though, YMMV, we all seem to be doing things differently.
    I have always heard never fertilize carniverous plant and always sit them in distilled water so that's just what I've done.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2008 #24

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    Good job I massacred mine! :(
     
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    I was reading on a carniverous plant website that you can supplement their diet with dried insects that are sold to feed lizards and such...eeew.:eek:
     
  6. Apr 9, 2008 #26
    The temperate ones probably do, but I don't think the Mexican types need a cool down. At least not all of them....

    I grow mine "hard" - no standing water! In other words, they be fairly easy going....

    New one at the office caught a couple of gnats this weekend :) finally settling in and getting the dewy thing going :)
     
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    I went to the greenhouse at my university and they had a Pinguicula caudata with very similar leaves to yours. No blooms on it though ....doh! I had my camera but I took no photos
     

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