Here are some good sets of pics to start this thread!
To recap, here's Feb 9th, 2018 (I know, I know, off topic, but hey, this is worth the comparison):
And now we have a pic from this morning ( March 5th, 2018) before heading out to the office. (Note to self:prune that lemon grass in the lower right hand corner, you missed it! LOL)
First flower of the season to pop? I guess it's a tie between a flava cuprea Brunswick Co, NC and a S. flava 'heavy veins' or something like that (it's a flava with intense coloration underneath the lid). I think this heavy veins plant is also a carolina clone, but don't quote me on that. Here's the flava heavy veins:
And the cuprea brunswick Co, NC. Notice all the freshly potted plants in the background, last year was overwhelming and a lot didn't get completed, but this year, we divided a massive number of plants:
Last Edit: Mar 5, 2018 17:18:54 GMT -5 by meizzwang
I've been busy building a new grow area in my back yard and getting the plants setup in their new crib. The area is 22' long by 16' wide and gives me double the table space for plants then I had. I still have a few finishing touches that I'm working on but I think its complete enough to share some photos. Meanwhile, the plants are really starting to take off. I'm finding new buds and pitchers on more plants almost daily.
I like the setup! Nice, and organized. I'm jealous of the plants though, the only life at my place is a couple plants that came in in bad shape so I forced them to wake up. Hoping that would give them the best shot at recovery.
Post by AudacityOfTheMind on Mar 8, 2018 11:39:47 GMT -5
gotsarrs I’ve taken some of my plants outside already despite the weather here still dropping in the 20’s at night but rises up in the 40’s during the day. I’m feeling out the weather, but I know I will be putting out all of my plants outside in about 2-3 weeks time depending on the warm weather progression, then I’ll post some photos of them.
Meantime, my first attemp at seedling is promising ! Seeds I got from meizzwang , high germination rate seeds, thanks Mike ! I keep them under light 16 hours a day, 22°C (72°F) . In few weeks I will try MaxRoids to boost them !!!
Where do you live? Did you have your plants in pots outside at 5F? If so, were they covered up? Just curious.
I'm living in south West of France (Zone 8b). My plants stayed outside in big pots and covered with pine needles, I store them near a wall exposed South -East : they are protected from rain and wind and the sun will quickly heat the substrate.
The past two weeks we passed through a exeptional cold wave : temperatures fell to 5°F during 5 days (but sunny). Near the wall I think temperatures were not so cold and quickly heated by the sun -> no damages.
I let one pot on a less protected area (AKA not near the wall) and flowers were damaged by the frost.
If I had not this protected zone near my wall, I wouldn't let the plants without a better protection (plastic film).
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
Aug 27, 2020 8:28:29 GMT -5
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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