Interview with Ton Sunya
Please tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Ton. I’m from Krabi, the Southern of Thailand. I graduated from Walailak University, majoring in Plant Science (Ph.D). Owner of Krabi Carnivore Nursery.
What’s your favorite plant and why?
I ‘m a Nepenthes lover. It’s the most spectacular plant of the world. It represents a remarkable evolution.
What first sparked your interest for carnivores?
Attractiveness! About 10 years ago, I first came across these plants, I fell in love
What’s your best tip for growing carnivores?
Understand the habits of those plants ;).
What if you don’t have a green thumb? What’s the hardest carnivorous plant to kill?
It does not depend on a green thumb but rather on the experience and ability of cultivation. I failed a lot before I found the right way.
What has been your biggest failure/learning experience in your garden/greenhouse?
My mistake is to let go of negligence until it’s a loss. It helped me realize that I had to work harder and be more concentrated.
What challenges do you face in your specific area/country/climate? And have you found a “solution” or a way to work around or with those challenges?
Climate (Thailand – hot and drought); I designed a water control system to increase the humidity in the greenhouse and checks the temperature and humidity regularly. My new challenge is to develop hybrids to meet the needs of our customers.
What is your favourite task in the garden/greenhouse?
Difficult to say. All the work on my plants!
What is your least favourite task in the garden/greenhouse?
Weed removal LOL
Who or what inspires you?
Seeing my plants grow and flourish is my inspiration. My favorite person are Jeremiah Harris and Dr. Alastair Robinson.
How many plants do you have approximately?
More than thousand plants including seedlings
Thanks for the interview Ton!
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