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New range of Triffid Classic Botanic T-shirts now instock and ready for Summer!We are very proud to have created a range of T-shirts featuring some stunning antique prints from the mid 19th Century that illustrate 3 iconic carnivorous plants. There is the Venus Fly Trap drawn by Curtis in 1847, Cephalotus as illustrated by Louis Van Houtte in 1845 and finally Nepenthes madagascariensis and associated fauna from 1837. All are in fabulous full colour printed on to 100% white cotton t-shirts. Wear something special this Summer!!
Growing Nepenthes from seed.Recently we have been able to source some fantastically rare and more importantly, fresh Nepenthes seeds from some experienced growers abroad. Species like N.lowii, edwardsiana and more recently, N. macrophylla have all been offered and have generated much interest.
To successfully germinate these Nepenthes seeds requires very specific conditions and, in my opinion, some degree of experience too, and I am always being asked how best to cultivate them.
I usually refer people to either our Triffid Germination Guide (which is downloadable from this website) however I have recently been hugely impressed with a particular section on Tom Bennets website which is dedicated to growing Nepenthes and covers off Nepenthes Elevational Distribution, Classification and Cultivation.
So, if you want more Nepenthes information to help you understand this fascinating and addictive carnivorous plant group, I certainly recommend you pay them a visit;
Good luck to all those customers who have purchased Nepenthes seeds from us...More unusual Nepenthes seeds are currently on their way over...!!!....BE READY!
Macro Photography Classes at Triffid NurseriesJust have a look at the superb detail of this macro shot of a Drosera nidiformis and its prey!
It has been taken by Bob Brind-Surch who runs regular macro photography classes via his website. Bob is now arranging 3 or 4 new dates for 2018, but please email me if you would like to know more.
Amazing CP micrographs using Optical Projection Tomography!!Now here's something interesting and one for the Scientists out there!
Triffid Nurseries has recently been used by the John Innes Research Centre to obtain these amazing shots of CP's using a technique called Optical Projection Tomography.
This picture shows the amazing external structure of an un-opened trap of the Albany Pitcher plant Cephalotus follicularis.
Allen LowrieIn August 2010 Allen Lowrie spent 2 days at Triffid Nurseries inspecting a whole range of CPs. Unsurprisingly, most of the time was spent looking at the Drosera!
How to dig up and re-plant Tuberous Drosera tubersOnce your pot of Tuberous Drosera has completed its annual life cycle and died back to its dormant tuber, it is time to investigate whether you have been lucky enough to increase your tuber numbers.