Heres the one you sent me with the intact pitcher. It's grown a nice couple of fat ones. It so white the leaves blend in together on a profile shot. It also budded and that plant is growing nice, hence the last photo. Thanks for this one Mike........... Mike's HCW Clone F, 2016
Mike's HCW Clone F, 2016
Mike's HCW Clone F, 2016, broken GP from same plant, now fully established less than six month.
Last Edit: Sept 29, 2016 19:05:46 GMT -5 by Bristol
Hey Mike have you guys narrowed down the red coming out in these, other than the politician like "environmental factors" answer? That HCW clone E x F you sent me last fall is opening its first pitcher for me and almost the whole tube is red including the top, but the inside is white with lots of green veining. The white seems to be taking over quite quickly though
The meat in some trout species tends to turn orange when they eat crustaceans, whereas the same species will have white meat when raised in a farm and fed processed food. Using this logic, it wouldn't surprise me if there's some correlation between what leucophyllas eat and the color of their traps (ie. if they eat a certain type of insect during the fall, perhaps they're more likely to produce certain anythocyanins the next spring). Sorry for the politician answer, it just means I don't yet know but that's my best guess
The meat in some trout species tends to turn orange when they eat crustaceans, whereas the same species will have white meat when raised in a farm and fed processed food.
I didn't know that, but now that I do it makes more sense as to why they maybe do that. My first thought was it was cold temp related, like northern purps and their deep coloring. But then I thought I read in here that you had some midsummer, so that kind of took the cold theory out.
I've been fortunate to grow this beauty for several years now and it never gets old! These traps mostly opened in the last few days and will get even whiter over the next week or two. By far my earliest leuco this year - it is at least 2 weeks ahead of the next earliest clone. IMG_1698 by Calen Hall, on Flickr IMG_1691 by Calen Hall, on Flickr IMG_1696 by Calen Hall, on Flickr The plant about a week ago: IMG_1655 by Calen Hall, on Flickr IMG_1649 by Calen Hall, on Flickr
How old are your HCW when they start looking like this ? Beautiful plants. Mine are growing.
I'm not sure age has much to do with it, even small divisions can be blindingly white. They want full sun and to be kept as happy as possible, especially early in the grow season (ie. before the fall traps are produced). repot every 2-3 years, old, decaying peat will result in root damage, which will hinder fall trap production. Chop off all the leaves to the ground right before new traps emerge in the spring. During the dormancy period, keep that soil moist but NEVER sitting in water!
Newly divided plants may or may not color up the first year, but sometimes they do. Make sure those growth points have sun hitting them! Space out the pots in your grow area. Keep your traps full of insects or supplement with maxsea. Make sure your water is low in total dissolved solids.
Diggity Dex Dawg! Your fall cropz are lookin outstanding this year! How's the weather been for you for the past month or so?
Thanks Mike and for the past month it's been super hot (90 - 95 degrees) and humid but in dire need of rain. This super hot and humid and sunny for weeks on end brought forth amazing pitchers in general but especially the Leuco traps. I'm very pleased and looking forward for next summer already cause I know they've been feeding on tons and tons of flies, wasps and moths.
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
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sarrseens: How about $50
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