Manfred Buerzele (
Mon, 16 May 94 16:00:25 MESZ

Hello everyone,
my name is Manfred and I am new in the cp-group.
Always fascinated by carnivorous plants I started growing them about ten
years ago. Beginning with a VFT and a Drosera capensis I obeyed exactly
the enclosed care instructions by placing the pots on a sunny window sill
in a saucer with always 1 cm rainwater. But first I had never success for
longer time: latest in winter they decayed and rotted. Finally I leaved
the instructions and putted them much dryer, in winter even without the
saucer, and that was the breakthrough.
In the course of time I learned more about these plants and today I grow
besides the VFT some sorts of Drosera, Sarracenia, Pinguicula, Nepenthes,
Utricularia, Heliamphora, Byblis liniflora and Darlingtonia.
My greatest problem meanwhile is the room for the many plants. I have only
one window sill for placing the more delicate sorts and the seedlings.
The Nepenthes and Heliamphora sit there in a tiny selfmade greenhouse.
In summer I can place the robuster sorts on a balcony but in winter they
have to stay in a cellar room, where it is too warm and dark but sufferable.

Since two years I'm a member of the German Association of Carnivorous Plants
and there I heard of the email-cp-group.
I'm studying physics at the University of Ulm and so I can use the internet.
Besides CP I have lots of other hobbies, some of them are electronics,
computers and astronomy.