Hey calen I noticed that the table your sarracenias sits in is empty and dry, is there any reason for that?
Because I hadn't filled it up yet! I typically only fill my tables to 1" depth, max, often less than that, and try to let the standing water disappear before I re-fill. This eliminates the anaerobic zone at the bottoms of the pots that can harm roots and lead to rot issues, especially in hot weather. I was having rot problems in summer and meizzwang suggested I do it this way, and I haven't had a single case of rot since! So yeah I just took the photo right before I filled the table back up, but it is indeed dry and intentionally so! To be sure I NEVER let the soil become dry, but unless the weather is very hot the pots can stand out of water for a day or two before they are at risk of becoming too dry. The roots seem to love this treatment.
Sweet, that's what I thought too. Thanks for confirming and I am going to do the same.
A retilian bud....I'm tempted to net it in case my dog isn't intimidating enough to the local birds.....I tend to loose a couple buds each year even with the dog ..... I do not want to miss my first chance to cross this one.
First flower buds of the year... I'm keeping all my plants on my 3 season porch right now. I think I will keep them inside through the bloom cycle to help with pollinating. The temps are better than outside but yet not green house conditions.
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