dan1 said: I still think leah is one of the best plants we have in this hobby. It is so vigorous.
Agreed! It is truly one of largest most vigorous plant I have. It gets to large size QUICK and is the only plant I have that has 4 ft potential. Because of division it lost that reddish hue.
Here's a recent photo of the plants in a relocated spot. Notice I how couldn't get the taller traps with-in the photo. Hopefully next year it will be back to it's splendor. I'm also going move them back to previous sunny location.
Post by Jesse Miller on Nov 12, 2019 20:23:01 GMT -5
I'm a novice grower in Wisconsin...any advice would be much appreciated! My Leah did ok this summer, but it's no match for our brutal winter! I have her inside now, but it's 64 F in my basement, and not a lot of light. Do I cut her back and stick her in the fridge, or should I give her light and heat throughout the winter? I'm afraid without a dormancy period it won't reach it's potential!
Post by boarderlib on Nov 13, 2019 10:32:30 GMT -5
Since this thread is about documenting the changes as Leah gets established and reaches her full potential I thought I would document mine I recieved from Mike this spring. My quarter sized rhizome put out 2 pitchers this season. The spring pitcher was nothing impressive, settling in from shipping. The fall pitcher was a little better, ringing in at about 14" a far cry from 36", but she'll get there.
First picture was 9/21 and the darker ones were taken just now 11/13
Happy to contribute to this thread, as LW is one of my favorite plants and remained on my wishlist for years until I nabbed one from Mike last season. Truly incredible specimens by everyone here, bravo! Mine is still on the small side height-wise and has yet to flower, but the sheer heft and sturdiness of its current growth make it quite the eye-catcher. It's also quite vigorous and colorful, and it's starting to take on the classic LW look this year.
What I'm trying to do here is recreate the LW Genet as it appears on the Wilkerson's property, Walton County, Florida. All I have to do now is get the plants to synchronize their growth clocks and that will take several more seasons. Patience's will be rewarding once their in sync.
The plants are still pop-in up pitchers so I'll post another photo in about couple of weeks. Very fun to watch this plant grow.
Make believe LW genet is almost complete. Pitchers will continue to grow till end of May. IT's hungry....the plant needs a meal to replenish all that energy spent growing those tall massive pitchers. It waits patiently for soon fig beetles and flying cock roaches will come for the nectar and the plant will feed very, very well.
I clipped off several flower stalks to prevent pitcher crunching. Hate it when that happens. By June all flower stalks will be clipped off in my entire collection in preparation for the coming summer heat waves.
DirtyDivisions: summit I’ve been fine at a constant 95° F under the dome. Once the tiny seedlings have two pitchers I remove the dome and temps go down.
Oct 5, 2019 20:28:05 GMT -5
summit: @dirtydivisions Thanks for that! I'm sitting around 87-88F with the dome fully sealed but I wasn't doing that and sacrificing humidity to keep it cooler but I'll go ahead and close it down now!
Oct 7, 2019 14:10:11 GMT -5
Hello, I want to buy some seed: Hello, I want to buy some seeds
Oct 16, 2019 8:28:32 GMT -5
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Oct 16, 2019 8:30:52 GMT -5
Tian Jingfa: If you have time, please come back to me. Thank you.
Oct 16, 2019 8:38:00 GMT -5
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Dec 9, 2019 20:05:53 GMT -5
Skirt: Sarracenia can grow in Miami, right?
Feb 12, 2020 0:35:25 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: Yep, Sarracenia will grow anywhere! In your toilet even...if have the proper amount of light etc...
Apr 4, 2020 23:49:51 GMT -5
mikee: I have just joined this forum so will make a few mistakes - So here goes I have recently started my collection and now have some 150 to 200 plants during my first year. I have some very nice flowers spikes and would like to propagate.
Apr 18, 2020 4:57:24 GMT -5
mikee: So I would like to know the different properties for colour - vigor - size etc I don't have the time due to my age so would not be able run over many years can someone help or guide me
Apr 18, 2020 5:00:48 GMT -5
mikee: Thanks you chofah, there is a great video from The Pitcher Project with Phil Faulisi this was what I was looking for. However it still appears to be wait and see what results come from the cross. Many thanks
Apr 21, 2020 3:41:45 GMT -5
Willy: It would be rather silly to expect totally predictable results from a cross. The individual plants grown from the seeds will vary, sometimes quite a bit, even with carefully protected hand pollination. If you open polinate, the variety may be even greater.
May 22, 2020 21:30:15 GMT -5
petrb: However, my web is in Czech, but you can find there many photos
May 24, 2020 1:48:38 GMT -5
superstressed: Recently purchased a s. purpurea from Mike and I am so impressed with the quality of the plant that arrived. My Purpurea is now one of the larger plants in my collection! Mike also included an beautiful Flava var. for free. I will absolutely buy again.
May 24, 2020 21:27:00 GMT -5
scottjross79: review for Michael Wang purchased dionaea m. onslow county and arrived in pristine condition and even had a fellow suprise added . wony hesitate ever purchase from him again he is way beyond a seller and a genuine grower with vibrant healthy EquistePlants
Jun 5, 2020 16:29:49 GMT -5
Sarr. minor fan: why are you doing this
Jun 14, 2020 18:34:28 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: \The immature stupid person posting in the chat box has been banned!
Jun 27, 2020 18:46:44 GMT -5