Post by greenthumb on May 20, 2014 10:37:45 GMT -5
I am very glad that I was able to get one of these 'Giant' Psittacinas from Mr. Mike, AND WOW IS IT HUGE! I'm excited thinking about it filling up the whole pot with it's giganticness. A few of the pitchers are even bigger than last years, but not quite as big heads. I put in a typical white tag for scale.
wow, that looks great David! I'm starting to wonder if there are any other clones that consistently get this big? It's very strange: smaller divisions from this plant flowered, but the gigantic plants haven't flowered for years. I suspect no flowering contributes to the size of the traps.
Been a while since I took pics of S. psittacina var. okefenokeensis Calhoun Co, FL, but here's some new pics! Well, there's also the okee giant psittacina from Santa Rosa Co, FL photo-bombing the pic (pot to the left, front), the Calhoun Co, FL plant is to the right, front. These are traps from last season, still in really nice shape, photos taken 3/25/19:
The population where this giant calhoun Co, FL psittacina came from has been extinct in the wild for a while now (I believe it was destroyed in 2004, but not positive). I found the original tag on the mother plant, and these came from seeds sown in 1997!!! Dang maaaaaaaan, I'm gettin old!!! LOL
Last Edit: Mar 26, 2019 20:14:32 GMT -5 by meizzwang
I wanted to show off this incredible psitt that I got from Mike this spring. I have never been a huge fan of psitt, but this one has captured my attention. I have been loading its pitchers up with maxsea at least once every 2 weeks, and it seems to appreciate it.
stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
Aug 27, 2020 8:28:29 GMT -5
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