There seems to be a strange fascination with this plant among growers. Some hate it. Some love it. What I do know is the fact that this plant gets TONS of looks when I post pics of it to my flickr account. It's almost unreal how popular it actually is. I think more so in Europe than here in the States. More specifically, kiwiearl from 'down unda' ... hates it. LOL. I've heard it was a cross developed from Adrian Slack's breeding efforts. My plant is massive. I haven't divided it since 2014 when I acquired it. (15 - 20 growth points I'd say.) For what it's worth ... it has done better for me under my conditions than some of the more expensive moorei in my collection. So, how about a rare Rick's Pics Spotlight! All pics are my own over the last few weeks. Maybe the images below will change your opinion of this moorei. Maybe not. So, without further ado ...
Here's my S. leuco 'red' A x B Franklin Co, FL so far. A fantastic cross that grows very good in colder areas. This leuco has NEVER rotted on me. (knock, knock)
Based on my second season with this cross in Ohio, I'll agree with this. (knock, knock, knock). It has only sent up one large, and a couple smaller pitchers but man, that one "full size" pitcher is totally stunning. Hopefully it will keep up the growth. As always great looking pics rmeyer !
Thank you sidorian. I've got a few standouts this Fall for sure. I think I can attribute the success to growing my crops MUCH dryer than I have in the past. Enough water to let them saturate for no more than two days. When the water in the trays go dry, I'd wait 48 hours to water again. Small pots have to be watched doing this, especially in a heatwave. The bigger pots do fine. No longer fighting rot all summer. I picked up this method from some of the more accomplished growers on the Forum, then figured out what worked for my conditions. So far, so good!
Post by meizzwang on Sept 19, 2018 18:24:50 GMT -5
Sir Mix a lot describes very well how I feel about your S. Lynda Butt. Viewer discretion is advised:
Regarding the albas, I'm going to write up a storm about their mystifying nature in a little bit, which may not help explain why your plant isn't coloring up all the way, but it'll definitely get you thinking....
I didn't really have a ton to show as I was putting plants in their tubs for winter. As they take in the sunshine for another week or so, these images evoke the changing colors here in the middle of the country. The reds, yellows, pinks and burgundy's are now making a statement.
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
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5