Anyone else growing any little doods with Saurus as a parent? I have a tray of various crosses started last winter... They summered outside with not the best care and all kinda sulked a bit not putting on much top growth... By the time it started cooling off in the fall and getting moved back inside under lights.... The two Saurus crosses where smaller and weaker looking then all the others. Now after being under lights for a while... Some plants are 6" at this point putting out a lot of pitchers... Including a minor okie x minor okie way cross (I thought minors are where suppose to be slow growers). Anyway... The Saurus crosses are still both an inch tall not doing anything.
Any else have any saurus crosses?
Last Edit: Dec 13, 2016 21:26:57 GMT -5 by nevermore
I picked up some Saurus x Suarus seeds this fall and they are still in stratification. Another week and they will be ready to go under the lights. I can't wait to see how they turn out. I'll keep you posted.
I only had a few seeds germinate from the cross and there was one that looked promising. It had really dark pitchers , but they all ended up deformed and twisted and most never even opened. Not quite sure why that happened. There were no visible signs of thrips or other insects. It is going outside this winter, so I will see how it does in the spring.
Polyhybrids (ie. F1 hybrid x F1 hybrid) will give you a wildcard of results. It's like gambling: sometimes you win on the first try, but in most cases, you'll have to dig through a lot of tries before you find something special. If you have bred extensively with both polyhybrid parents before and know how they "behave" in crosses, that might get you a step closer to something special. In simpler terms, it's never a waste of time to make crosses with Saurus, as an example, as you will gain valuable information. Oftentimes, polyhybrids are a complete waste of time, but in other cases, they are sometimes the missing link to your ultimate cross. The more crosses you make and the more you remember, the better your educated guess becomes when making new crosses. Of course, that's the wishy-washy quasi-science method, but it's tried and true.
To me, the most exciting breeding work involves using clones that have never been bred with or are just starting to be used in crosses. This is where you really are digging into the unknown and discovering new possibilities never seen before. That said, I'm looking forward to seeing the results of Saurus crosses!
Post by daniella3d on Feb 22, 2019 20:24:22 GMT -5
I have seeds of Saurus x Adrian Slack growing for a month and some have 3 little pitchers already. I think they grow quite fast. They are growing in optimal conditions though, 78 to 80F, humidity at 70%, Co2 at around 1000ppm (high inside my home in winter) and reflective material everywhere inside the grow tent so no light is lost.
I bought seeds from Sprouse58, Saurus x Adrian Slack and Purple Lip x Linda Butt X Saurus. one pack of seeds was 25 seeds, and the other was 15 seeds. It's not just one seed. If you look on his list, you will see at the end the number is how many seeds there is in that seed pack.
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
sarrseens: How about $50
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