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
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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.
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
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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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