Post by DirtyDivisions on Feb 27, 2015 10:24:48 GMT -5
So I let a little secret out of the bag last week about how to maximize seedling growth by filling up each pitcher with a MaxSea fertilizer solution. I regret to say that the secret wasn't mine to tell. calen is the genius behind using Maxsea as MaxROIDS and he has pictures to prove that it truly makes a huge difference. Here are a few photos of my some of my seedlings growing in my closet, before and after filling them to the brim with MaxRoids:
To get this roidal growth growth: (1) Mix up a solution of 1 tsp MaxRoids / gallon of H2O (RO or distilled) (2) Fill up pitchers that are large enough with your MaxROID solution every other week. (I use a dropper to do so) (3) Watch as you seedlings have an explosion in MaxROIDal growth!
Gee, I've been doing this for a couple of years already. It definitely does help, I've had two plants already go from seed to flower in under two years, and plenty of plants jump from 3" to over 14" within the space of about 4 months.
Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.
Yes I am certain I am not the one who invented this technique! DirtyDivisions everyone is going to think I'm trying to take all the credit lol! I'm sure as long as folks have been foliarly feeding their seedlings under lights they have been filling the pitchers too. Peter D'Amato just put out a blog post about using osmocote pellets inside mature S. purp / rosea and Nepenthes pitchers with excellent results as well - going to try it this year! Intra-foliar feeding does seem to be an order of magnitude more effective than spraying. It's also an order of magnitude more tedious if you have a lot of mouths to feed but so worth the effort when you see how fast they grow. Among this jumble is a group of minor okee giant seedlings. Guess which one I experimentally filled with maxsea three weeks before the photo was taken?
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
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
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5