Plant as shown after divide and repot. Alway slow and nothing looking like Adrian Slack. I snip the flower stalks to relieve stress and to help the plant grow traps faster for nourishment. This helps the plant recuperate a lot faster. I will follow up with another photo in fall when the the plant grow its larger taller traps. Then we'll see how it colors up in new soil.
Spring 2018, May 6th, 2018 Last season, Spring 2017
Mine's due for a repot so we will see. Hasn't been that colorful this year in its old peat though.
Calen-just out of curiosity, how's your AS looking this year? I don't have much to show...literally! Down to a few, colorless stubs this year, but they're all healthy and growing very well.
Sorry missed this until now! Mine is looking pretty standard after the repot, which is to say it’s one of the sadder looking mooreis right now lol! Seems like AS has a lot of “leuco factor” when it comes to when it produces traps, and isn’t very cold-tolerant. It consistently produces nice spring pitchers in a greenhouse, but not outdoors in the PNW. It makes up for this though - starting in late summer it pumps out flushes of large, colorful pitchers. Like Bristol said, will have to wait until fall to see if the repot helped it out.
Some new pics of Adrian slack! These are surprisingly producing late summer to early fall traps! Pics taken 8/18/18:
For me AS only produces pitchers of any quality in the late summer and fall. It’s just too cold here in the spring for it, I believe. Greenhoused plants and those grown in warmer climates for sure excel in spring, but not in OR. I consider this a major flaw since most moorei clones do phenomenally well here in spring. Oh well it must have gotten the leuco genes in that regard...
Post by meizzwang on Sept 27, 2018 15:35:15 GMT -5
Good to know Calen, thanks for sharing your insight and observations! This is valuable information for those who are breeding with Adrian slack and selecting for cultivation friendly plants. If a cultivar can perform well just about anywhere, it's much more valuable to humanity compared to a cultivar that can only grow well at Calen's or Mike Wang's place
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2018 15:37:04 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Not at full potential yet but coming along great. The lines and complexion of the AS pitchers are starting to come about but color not fully there. Re-call I broke up these plants rhizomes last winter so I expect shortys for now. See what happens next year.
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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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