from the basement greenhouse..........

Discussion in 'Greenhouses' started by rattler_mt, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. i said in the roll call i grow carnivorous plants......figured i might show some of them off....all are grown in an improvised greenhouse room in the basement under lights.....

    Aussie pitcher plants


    Nepenthes hamata from southeast Asia....just a baby yet, the pitchers will get about a foot tall



    Nepenthes bongsoalso from southeast Asia, still not full grown but getting there


    full grown pygmy sundews from Australia next to a quarter


    a small butterwort from Mexico


    flowers from a larger Mexican butterwort



    venus fly trap


    a natural Nepenthes hybrid
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Woah...dude- I think I had a blind date with her! What COOL picts! just keep them away from my meat, eh??
     
  3. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW!!!! Never seen most of those. Very interesting![​IMG]
     
  4. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Hope you don't show the scars to prove it [​IMG]
     
  5. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    So , I'm pretty sure you don't have any flies and such left living in your basement , where do you buy food for those cool plants ?
     
  6. actually you would be surprised how many bugs are in a "clean" basement...they catch spiders and centipedes and sowbugs and flies and gnats and all kinds of stuff but i supliment with half strength orchid fertilizer every couple of months. especially for the nepenthies since they grow pretty big and some of them grow pretty fast.....actually if you understand their care alot of them really arent any harder to grow than a african violet, especially the Mexican butterworts and the sundews....
     
  7. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ... yeah but how do they taste in a salad??? [​IMG] J/K

    Nice job and definitely not your average everyday house plant.
     
  8. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cool stuff rattler.
     
  9. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cool pics, very exotic!! I'd think those plants would qualify as pets ?? [​IMG]
     
  10. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    I dont suppose those plants help rid basements with pesty mother-in-laws??? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  11. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice pics rattler i would like to do this when i find room for the green house i know this is a smoken place but thanks for sharing. now lets get smoken.
     
  12. zapper

    zapper Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Way cool dude!
     
  13. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice pics and cool plants [​IMG]
     
  14. rodc

    rodc Smoke Blower

  15. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome pics rattler! Kind of got your own "Little Shop of Horrors" going on right there.
     
  16. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Neat hobby, thanks for sharing the pics
     
  17. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Definetly some cool looking plants. I have a pitcher (3) plant on our front and back porches to eats noseeums and mesquitoes around our house and they works really good keeping crickers away.
     
  18. badfrog

    badfrog Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Don't think I want a salad that bites back!!! lol
     
  19. badfrog

    badfrog Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    incredible collection! where do you get the plants? we had a venus fly trap we got at wally world a few years ago...not sure what ever happened with it. I really like the Nepenthes...is it difficult to care for?
     

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