Post by beautytubes on Jan 2, 2018 14:16:57 GMT -5
just some additional observations to the discussions above:
I started with CP's in 1983. One of my first Sarracenia was a leucophylla (noname one from a plant store).
It was a very colorful one with nice bright white windows, covered with brownish frames.
I still have this plant. Two years ago I "remembered" these nice colors, and I wondered why they have been gone.
The current plants had a few white spots only and they had been more greenish with no frames.
My guess was, that could be the well known effect that juvenile plants tend to be more colorful compared to adult ones.
But I didn't spent too much attention to this issue.
Somehow I needed more space two years ago, so I cut all of these leucos, made cuttlings and sold most of them. The rest I planted into new pots with plenty of space.
The result was incredable: I have seen the nice colors again which never have been obeserved for years!!
And here a similar observation from this year:
Two years ago I built a swimming platform for this leuco. This platform has been located in the middle of my bog. I cannot reach it physically, so I could not cut them this spring. I could not remove the seed capsules too. The result: a few tubes with "ugly" colors:
Now the same clone also this year: it was a cuttling I didn't want do send to the compost. It is a solitair plant. The result: by far better colors with a huge number of tubes compared to the size of the rizome, allthough the cuttling has been quenched between a purpurea.
These colors are by far better and are close to the colors this plant could show:
Additional information: here in Austria the growths of the tubes starts in April earliest and is finished in May earliest. The season ends mid of September. If I do not want to loose the tubes I have to move the plants to my (unheated) green house.
That means, the high temperature periods are very short here and not long lasting. We always have moderate temperatures for some days consecutive to some very hot days (up to 35°C maximum 38°C to 40°C).
One of my interpretation is that intensive cutting is stimulating tube production generally and one of my conclusions is now to make cuttlings as soon as possible to keep the plant stressed continuousely in a positive manner.
Your inputs in the articles above have been an eye opener to me and will be more consequently in doing cuttlings and cutting back the plants in early spring. But where I should get rid of the plenty of cuttlings?
I have some flavas being somehow "bitchy" in producing tubes too. One of my clones is producing one spring tube. If I have luck I will get a second small one and than some phillodes. No fall tubes. Maybe I can trigger more tubes by applying leuco treatment?
We will see, I will Keep you updated, stay tuned,