Kickin it off for midsummer with a few shots from around the collection!! Reptilian Rose just opening - this plant is a demon I tell you. flava atropurpureas from Blackwater (MK F27 a, b, and c) open and coloring up. Unlike many rubricorporas, these western panhandle plants open almost totally green with a hint of bronze, then infuse over a period of a couple weeks. In the end they will be just as dark as the red tubes. Part of the red flava zone - still some coloring to happen, but looking pretty good! There are a ton of clones in this shot - Liberty Co., Bay Co., (cuprea x rubricoprora), etc. Green flava zone - cupreas and rugeliis making a frickin hedge! This is a select seedling of Mike's AxB cross and it's honestly probably my most gorgeous rugelii - skinny neck, shapely lip, and a big spout mouth. The photo doesn't do it justice!
Looking great @audacityofthemind and jwalker - a nice set of tables / benches is such a nice boost for the grow area visually IMHO. Big benches / beds give them the chance to really mass, unlike when they are scattered willy-nilly in small trays and saucers everywhere. One thing you have to watch out for though is mutual shading - the downside of the massing bit is that as they all open pitchers all of a sudden the plants in the middle aren't getting any light! Even if the pitcher tops are in full sun, the rhizomes will be less robust and the plants will catch fewer bugs when they are buried, leading to decline. I try to mix different height zones (bands of short plants and tubs of seedlings, for example) in to help eliminate that problem. The alternative is to space your pots widely, but who has the square footage for that???
nevermore finally had a chance to throw a tape on some traps. My tallest red flavas are around 30" but most are 24-27" I'd say. Big Cuprea takes the top spot again this year with a few of its traps at 36." Rugelii AxB#1 is nipping at its heels around 34" (those are both visible at the center-top of the pic), and there are a lot of green flavas up around 30." Tied for tallest plant is leucophylla "Wilkerson's Red Rocket" which has a couple 36" traps and a couple more at 34-35" - spring pitchers but they partially grew in the greenhouse so theres a bit of a * on that one. Very, very strong for a leuco in the spring though without a doubt!
Post by AudacityOfTheMind on Jun 8, 2017 4:43:14 GMT -5
Thanks gotsarrs and jwalker and my bro calen and yes I'm Still going to install a drain and I'm figuring how to stop it from leaking once I punch trough the plastic and wood with a hole saw. And it ended up 3 1/2 feet x 12 but my original plan was 4 x 12 but instead of getting the 1 x 8 boards, I accidentally grabbed 1 x 6 or something like that and didn't realize after I finished my table DOH!!! but that's ok cause it gives me more reason to build another table lol.
I'm starting to see my cultivar showing up more places...so happy The pink on that excellens reminds me strongly of one of the moorei I'm intending to register hopefully sometime soon; can only imagine what it looks like when full of pitchers.
Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.
hcarlton the 'scarlet tears' is an absolute beast. So far it's been faster to adapt than any other drosera I have currently. Extremely vigorous, and very frost tolerant too. Not to mention absolutely gorgeous, pictures just can't do that plant justice. Well done sir, well done! Hopefully the 'childhood wishes' will come out of its funk soon, so I can post some pics of it. It just started bouncing back when it got thrown outside, so it's not to happy with me right now. It will be though.
As far as the pink moorei keep me in mind, in case you haven't noticed I love all things pink and burgundy.
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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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