Post by meizzwang on Sept 21, 2015 18:22:06 GMT -5
Looks like Wilkerson's Red Rocket has some competition, because here comes a new and exciting red leucophylla! What blows my mind away is how such amazing crosses were made with marginal red leucophyllas in the past (those were cutting edge at the time), but those red leucophyllas were very difficult to grow, rarely produced fall traps even if you babied them better than my wife cares for our baby Ellie, and were just overall very picky about the weather. If you're into Sarracenia, this is a good time to be alive because improved genetic selections are spreading in collections, and it just keeps getting better and better!
If you can keep this red leucophylla Baldwin Co, AL clone on the warm side during the spring, it will produce decent summer traps, but its real potential is found in the fall pitchers. So far, this clone is relatively easy to grow, has decent vigor, shape, and color. Traps aren't flimsy like Wilkerson's red rocket; on the contrary, they're tall, stout, and sturdy. As the night temperatures drop during the late fall/early winter, I expect these traps will become even more dark red. The ones photographed below just opened. Photos taken 9/20/15:
Edit: pics added 9/22/17-this just belongs here, this clone is jaw dropping!
The color on this thing is phenomenal, can you imagine the hybrids you can make with this? I'm already day dreaming about some crosses:
Last Edit: Sept 22, 2017 13:51:43 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Oh my! my! WOW man.....were did this come from! Punishing rapture! what a beauty! Hey wait a minute, I thought I got all your Leuco-Baldwins man... If your "Koo-Koo" for Leuco's like me this is a must have..................
One reason why the Baldwin's are one of my favorite Leuco's is because of their massive white area that drops down deep into the tubes siding. Their tubes are very sturdy, straight up with a handsome face and lid. You noted this plant reacts to warmth. Well the weather temps down here in zone 10 has been a constant 100 to 105 F, even during the rains! This constant heat and humidity may be the reason Leuco- Baldwins are sending up a fleet of large tubes, more so than last year...looking at this plant, the deep white enhances the red which contrast with the green below it.
Awesome plant Mike! ................please update the photos when the red on the tubes darken.............................
That is really nice. I just asked Mike if he had a few plants available and this was one that I asked about but when he got back to me he didn't say anything about this one. I'm going to have to get to the bottom of this.
kayota: how have I only just discovered this forum when I've been raising CPs for 15 years? I'm just getting back into it after accidentally leaving my plants with a crappy roommate and being unable to get them back
Jul 10, 2019 14:44:03 GMT -5
kayota: So all I have rn is S. oreophila but I saw a lovely leucophylla from a local grower at a garden center the other day so I'm gonna pick that up when I can
Jul 10, 2019 14:44:41 GMT -5
summit: Hey guys, I'm about to sow some seeds and I was curious to know what everyone thinks 'too hot' for Sarracenia seeds would be? Having them in the dome bumps up the temps a bit.
Oct 2, 2019 13:36:15 GMT -5
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
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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
yyo: nigga that plant gonna at yo ass
Feb 20, 2020 12:21:51 GMT -5