Post by billredlionpa on Sept 5, 2016 16:09:40 GMT -5
Man, I hate hearing about losses from rot. I've been fortunate to be rot free; the mix I use is 50:50 peat and silica sand, with a small amount of high quality lfs at the container bottoms so the media doesn't leak out. I go to a construction supply store and ask for 'sandblasting sand.' Like others have said, be very careful not to breath the dust as it will turn your lungs into sushi.
I grow my Sarracenias in a grow tray, filling it up to at least 1/4 pot height then let all of the water get used up till the tray is bone dry. This helps keep mosquitos from breeding (plus I use mosquito dunks) and also hopefully helps with root aeration. I only let the tray stay dry for 24 hours at the most during growing season so they don't get stressed. In the winter I store them in my unheated garage and let the trays go dry for longer periods of time.
I'm currently having rot issues. Been growing 4 yrs and this is a first for me. I have about 10 out of 50 plants affected. It started with a dewthread tho. It was coming out of dormancy and the outer layers of the hibernacula were turning black.
One grow site vid recommended water no more than halfway up the pots but after reading this thread i reduced the level to just above the drain holes and will let that go down before adding more. I'm hesitant to top water since I lost one after doing so. Lost another when I did a repot during the grow season.
I'd like to repot everything now bu I'm worried obout losing anything else so I'm going wait until early spring 2021 with perlite in the bottom of the pot with the screens over the holes. I liked that idea. Was thinking of doing that before I read this thread but this just solidified it for me. Only thing extra I might do is add a plug of lfs in the perlite that reaches into the soil mix so it can get water. Thoughts?
I've also used the propiconozale but, for a few plants, it was too late. My r.rose looks like it'll pull thru and my maxima is still iffy. Anyone know what concentration to use? I did an 8 oz per 100 gal mix and let the entire pot sit up to the grow point for about an hour. Anyone know if it should be a higher concentration?
Lastly, from what I've read, I like the idea of using sand in the soil mix. Pool filter sand? Sounds like a good price for quantity but, does it leach any hardness into the water? Love the idea of glass silica but, yes, its expensive.
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
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