Post by BaseDrifter on Feb 13, 2016 18:54:37 GMT -5
I sure hope so! Last year was a 0% success rate lol.
These are the crosses I made. MW = Mike Wang, pod parent on left, pollen on right.
S. x excellens "pink clone" (MW) x S. alata var. nigrapurpurea (MW) S. leucophylla x S. x excellens "pink clone" (MW) S. x readei x S. x excellens "green face" (MW) S. x excellens "Pink Clone" (MW) x S. x readei S. x readei x S. x excellens "pink clone" (MW) S. x excellens "green face" (MW) x S. leucophylla S. 'Judith Hindle' x S. x excellens "green face" (MW) S. 'Judith Hindle' x S. 'Dana's Delight' S. 'Judith Hindle' x S. x readei S. x readei x self S. x readei x S. flava (var. rugelii x var. maxima)
rob58, I didn't do anything to the seeds. They went straight from paper towel to peat moss.
Post by BaseDrifter on Feb 21, 2016 22:49:56 GMT -5
It's been a couple weeks now (I planted the seeds a week before posting about them) and there are just a few that look like they are germinating. Dunno what I'm doing wrong.
My D. californica was starting to look a bit cramped in its pot so I decided to upgrade its home.
I picked up some volcanic pumice and red rocks to mix with the peat in a 4:1:1 ratio.
Now, I had noticed some small signs of mealybugs on this plant before, but I did not expect what I saw when I pulled it out of the pot.
They were everywhere. They were covering the new stolon under the soil, they were inside nearly every single pitcher, I found more eggs tucked between the walls of the pitchers. Argh!
I was cleaning them up as best I could, but I clipped one pitcher and saw they were all the way in the bottom of the tubes. I ended up cutting all the pitchers off and cleaning them out. Not what I wanted to do, and I hope the plant is ok.
Here's the collection.
S. x moorei 08 (Wilkerson's Bog) (Jay Lechtman)
D. binata looking better than ever.
Same could be said about all the drosera.
D. 'Marston Dragon'
First triple forked leaf!
D. binata again.
My first D. capensis I bought two years ago has grown a nice sized stem and has sent up lots of new plants.
I removed the big drosera from their small black triple water tray to give them more space, they were too cramped before.
Post by BaseDrifter on Mar 20, 2016 2:17:20 GMT -5
I purchased the S. x readei in 2010 (it was my first CP), and I put it at 2 years old when I got it, so its 8th birthday is coming up in April! Hard to believe how big it is even after taking nearly 10 divisions of it last year. It should put on quite a show this year! (As it always has.)
Post by BaseDrifter on Mar 20, 2016 16:09:41 GMT -5
Was able to snap a few more pictures today between small rain showers. The first pitchers are just opening up.
S. flava var. rubricorpora "agristats" x var. ornata (Phil Faulisi)
S. 'Judith Hindle'
S. flava var. cuprea
First open pitcher on S. x moorei 06A (Wilkerson's Bog) (Jay Lechtman), just a lil baby.
What I thought was a cool shot. Everything looking very green so far.
I'm happy to see the two growth points I dislodged on my Okee Giant doing very well. You can see them on the right side of the pot. They are definitely on their way to being monsters in their own right. Never throw away a growth point if you damage it or knock it off during repotting/handling. Stick that thing in the soil and let it do its thing.
One thing I'm super pleased with this year is the ground coverage I'm getting. I think this pot looks awesome, so much color and variety. A nice thick cover of ground moss, some taller spikey looking moss, U. bisquamata, and even a few other drosera buried in there.
Post by ps3isawesome on Mar 27, 2016 23:03:10 GMT -5
Glad to see your plants made it safe through the bay area storm!! Btw that red cobra looks really sweet!! Where did you get it and how long have you had it? So sorry this happened to you again esp after reading your other post.
Post by BaseDrifter on Apr 1, 2016 21:53:06 GMT -5
S. x excellens (S. leucophylla burgundy x S. minor var. okefenokeensis) ("pink clone") (Mike Wang)
A few months ago I noticed something weird growing in the pot of my D. filiformis var. filiformis "Carolina Giant", I decided to let it grow because I wasn't sure if it was actually part of the plant or not. I should've known better, of course it wasn't. That pot kept drying out very quickly due to the weed's extensive root system that had turned into a sponge in the water tray. I decided to rip it up and repot the caroline giant in a proper pot. It's looking better already.
S. leucophylla (Baldwin Co, AL) (various clones) (Mike Wang)
I can't get enough of this plant right now. It's looking fantastic. Great coloring and quite symmetrical pitchers (also known as looking pest free, knock on wood).
S. 'Judith Hindle'
S. minor var. okefenokeensis (Ware Co, GA) (unique seedling) (Mike Wang)
S. leucophylla and S. flava var. rugelii x var. maxima (CCs)
S. x readei (SFSU greenhouse)
D. muscipula 'Dente'
S. alata var. nigrapurpurea (MW)
Great coloring on the S. flava var. rubricorpora "agristats" x var. ornata (Phil Faulisi)
S. 'Leah Wilkerson' looks to be settling in and resuming growth of its first pitcher.
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