A full sized Dana's Delight. S. Dana D is one plant that could go through the winter without browning a trap. Yearly! I cleaned up all of my plants for the winter but left Dana D intact.
When you can get a Daina's Delight to look that good they are a sight to behold. They really seem to need to be older with a large crown, and a good long, hot growing season. Our cool weather came on abruptly this September so those and many of our leucos never got to their potential.
jdallas wrote: When you can get a Daina's Delight to look that good they are a sight to behold. They really seem to need to be older with a large crown, and a good long, hot growing season. Our cool weather came on abruptly this September so those and many of our leucos never got to their potential.
Yes that's right Mr. Dallas, just to add to your comment those traps popped up starting in August through October. Zone 10. It was in the 100 degree F in Sept, and 95 to 100 in October so the plant definitely reacted to the hot weather. The now December frequent rains and cold is a good sign for a longer dormant periods usually means a nicer more luscious up-coming season. This plant "eats" really good in spring and summer, so the plant shown in the photo is just resultant factor of what it ate!
WOW Mike, that just an amazing collection you have, what would be cool is you shoot a photo shot next season in the same spot to compare the periods; winter & spring. I could just imagine the work it takes to clean it all up for the coming season. Just to share when I chop down old traps I lay the entire pot horizontally such that the dried tubes are just over the yard bin, then chop away. Kid you not, it is so disgusting when I cut the large tubes and a spray of funk, digested bug guts and splat-dookie sprays all over my face. I srceam F**K! and run for the spray nozzle. This happens every year. I think next time I'll just wear a full face safety shield...cause its sick, I tell you.....and stinky.
Little late but here are mine.....resting comfortably.
It's not in the pic but there is a temp controller that regulates the electric heater. Comes on at -0.1c and shuts off around 4c; I think I seen it come on like once so far. yay! propane heat is a backup.
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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Oct 16, 2019 8:28:32 GMT -5
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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