Either that's an old leaf, or yeah, it's exceptionally red. The species may tend to lean toward the red side in good light (save for my plant, which is nearly pure green with some veins), but rarely have I seen them with solid red leaves.
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Post by goodkoalie on Jan 12, 2014 13:13:38 GMT -5
I would say it is in the redder side of things. I got my first psitticina from Jerimia haris, and it d it was bright cherry red, except for the white patches. The second on got was pure green and i was so shocked at the coloration, i thought all were bright red
David-that looks rather red to me! I think a lot of clones can turn dark red during the end of fall/early winter, but not all of them do. The cool nights and bright sunny days help bring out colors.
In the wild, we saw plants that even during the grow season were quite dark-these pics were taken in September. This will give you a solid idea on the immense diversity in S. psittacina
S. psittacina Washington Co, AL
Another dark colored clone, washington Co, AL:
S. psittacina Washington Co, AL-this one is an interesting orangy/bronze color:
"regular colored" S. psittacina Washington Co, AL:
another "regular colored" S. psittacina from okaloosa Co, FL-I bet in the dead of winter, this plant is darker red:
s. psittacina Okaloosa Co, FL-even under the same conditions, some clones are redder than others:
Here's a bronze colored S. psittacina from Franklin Co, FL. These are very strange:
S. psittacina Ware Co, GA:
S. psittacina Liberty Co, FL. I suspect a lot of plants in cultivation are from this county:
S. psittacina Bay Co, FL-they're red, but seem pretty standard looking in terms of color. Again, I bet these turn solid red during the winter dormancy period:
There were some greener ones here in Bay Co, FL:
S. psittacina Baldwin Co, AL-not AF, just grown in low light:
So there you have it! While red may be the "norm" I still think they're some of the most beautiful variants within this species. The dark purples are also very cool, and for sure, many of these variants accumulate more anthocyanins during their dormancy period.
stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
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sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
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adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
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sarrseens: How about $50
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