This is a pretty amazing red S. leucophylla clone that came from the Wilkerson's bog via our very own Brooks Garcia (thanks Brooks!). The full name of this clone is "S. leucophylla Wilkerson's Red Rocket" but of course, the full name wouldn't fit in the title of this post.
Nice thing about this individual is it produces large spring pitchers. S. leucophylla is infamous for producing small, insignificant pitchers in the spring and summer, and selecting plants that produce nice spring pitchers is key for producing desirable hybrids.
Below are spring pitchers-the colors become more intense during the fall-I had pitchers over the winter that turned solid red from the cold...
Last Edit: Dec 26, 2012 13:57:41 GMT -5 by meizzwang
This plant is a standard height for S. leucophylla-I think it can get up to a meter tall under optimal conditions. Pitchers on it right now are about 2 ft tall (60.96cm?) Sorry, I don't know why the US is not on the metric system, but we're trained to think in terms of feet and not meters.
These photos were taken mid December 2012. Interestingly enough, the fall pitchers didn't turn as dark red this year in comparison to last year, probably due to environmental conditions. In any case, this vigorous clone is spectacular!
some new photos, taken 7/26/13. Notice how different it looks when grown under greenhouse conditions-I didn't even recognize the plant! When I first saw it, I asked Damon of california carnivores where he got this wonderful new S. leucophylla clone, and he said "I dunno, some guy." At first, I was thinking, "c'mon maaaan, I thought we were pals?" A few minutes later, I check the tag, and sure enough, it's the piece I gave him that lousy bastard, haha:
I totally agree with eric, my plant was a mess this year, it was shocked from dividing, then got bad rhozome rot, and the whole time was mislabeled as S. 'wilkerson's red'. Finally it sstarted to make fall leaves, but they less then a foot tall. Is this normal?
kayota: how have I only just discovered this forum when I've been raising CPs for 15 years? I'm just getting back into it after accidentally leaving my plants with a crappy roommate and being unable to get them back
Jul 10, 2019 14:44:03 GMT -5
kayota: So all I have rn is S. oreophila but I saw a lovely leucophylla from a local grower at a garden center the other day so I'm gonna pick that up when I can
Jul 10, 2019 14:44:41 GMT -5
summit: Hey guys, I'm about to sow some seeds and I was curious to know what everyone thinks 'too hot' for Sarracenia seeds would be? Having them in the dome bumps up the temps a bit.
Oct 2, 2019 13:36:15 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: summit I’ve been fine at a constant 95° F under the dome. Once the tiny seedlings have two pitchers I remove the dome and temps go down.
Oct 5, 2019 20:28:05 GMT -5
summit: @dirtydivisions Thanks for that! I'm sitting around 87-88F with the dome fully sealed but I wasn't doing that and sacrificing humidity to keep it cooler but I'll go ahead and close it down now!
Oct 7, 2019 14:10:11 GMT -5
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Skirt: Sarracenia can grow in Miami, right?
Feb 12, 2020 0:35:25 GMT -5
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