Post by beautytubes on Sept 10, 2018 13:26:17 GMT -5
Is it possible to flush the soil in the pots, or with other words are the pots closed at the bottom (causing still standing water with no periodic water exchange)?
I spent now almost three weeks outdoor at the sites of Sarracenia (it was like a vegetarian honeymoon ) All I have seen well flushed soil only (sand in most cases). I have seen all types of water levels (swampy to pretty dry). I have seen the plants growing in the (pine) forest as well as in grass fields. The grass was as high as the tubes.
In all cases however I have seen substrates flushed periodically. Is this may be one hint for you?
I conclude now, for me personally, that I have to change my cultivation conditions: Changing water levels, frequently flushing and way more sand instead of peat! It is not, that I had troubles with my plants up to now, but I can improve the conditions to better ones! May be I can stimulate some slow growing stinkers to speed up a bit!
Beside: I remove all old, inactive and brownish parts from the plants as soon as possible: I have the feeling that in the old tissue there is still some sugar where fungi start to become active. I pluck (don't know whether I use the right term here, I am more educated in technical English) all old parts from the plants, even if I "hurt" the rhizome a bit. The plants don't mind this procedure; they seem to "like that".
PS.: in the next weeks I will write a report here in this forum with plenty of pics (took around 2000! of them).
Last Edit: Sept 10, 2018 13:45:00 GMT -5 by beautytubes
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