Post by BaseDrifter on Sept 18, 2015 16:35:07 GMT -5
Well well well, it's been a little while now hasn't it?
What changed? I got a new job (at a great company) that consumes the vast majority of my waking hours. The few remaining hours are spent working on my car. Gone are the days of waking up and spending an hour outside looking at my plants. Due to lack of time and the drought I've cut back to water every other day. I desperately want to build a full table with water circulation to alleviate the task of watering.
I've had a couple plants die over the last few months. A drosera capensis had what looks like a caterpillar drill straight through the stem which killed it. I just noticed today that the death cube VFT died. None of the plants I really care about have died thankfully. I'm still having problems with mealybugs on my S. x readei though.
The collection looks pretty ragged right now, and that's after I did some trimming this morning. Lots of pitchers are full of bugs and wind swept over.
Here's an overview shot in full sun. I'll take some closer pictures when the sun isn't overhead.
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2015 16:36:38 GMT -5 by BaseDrifter
Post by BaseDrifter on Feb 13, 2016 14:45:06 GMT -5
Had a bit of a scare when I pulled my seeds out of the fridge, things didn't look good. Thankfully it was more the paper towel molding than the seeds.
Here they are sown and hopefully germinating.
In my battle against the mealybugs I decided to chop all the pitchers off down to the solid part of the base, leaving as much green as possible. Numerous times I have found mealybug eggs inside the pitcher tubes, so I hope this took a bunch of them out. I followed the trimming up with a thorough spraying of rubbing alcohol on the rhizome crevices. Next will be an Orthene dunk.
The Drosera are all waking up now.
Here's my D. filiformis var. filiformis 'Carolina Giant'
Some D. binata pot jumpers.
Moss has totally taken over my pot of D. omissa x pulchella. Some new ones are popping up and I'm going to just let this pot be and see what happens.
Pot of D. binata looking great.
D. 'Marston Dragon' also blowing up.
We had a good period of rain in December and January, but we're totally dry now and temperatures have been in the 70s. And it's only mid February. Unfortunately three of my Sarracenia are waking up and have flowers on the way.
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