My plants are doing quite nicely. First up is my newest plant: an alata from Texas. It’s doing well in the heat — and pushing up a nice, strong new pitcher rather fast. The older pitchers were cut back to ship, but it looks to be a good sized plant. That tall new pitcher has doubled in height in the past week, which I guess means it’s established and over the shock of shipping.
The unopened pitcher of my 2nd NOID plant opened up. Oddly enough, the lid is held much more vertically than on the small growth point that broke off. It may just be a bit weirdo shaped because it had no growth points when I planted it. Both this pitcher and the ones on the other plant have really dense hairs under the lid.
I don’t know if it’s the heat or if the phyllodia have generated enough energy, but suddenly all the growth points are shooting up pitchers on this plant! You can ignore the slight burning on some — that happens when it’s over 100 with low humidity and I’m a quarter day late on watering (oops).
Damn birds and bugs have made my pretty rosea ugly. Fortunately, nothing has damaged the newly emerging pitcher. They tore one pitcher in half! It’s growing nice and fast now — new pitchers are starting just before the previous one opens.
Last but not least is my first NOID plant. Sure, it’s just green with red veins, but it has been growing super fast. Talk about a plant that pitchers prolifically. It’s quite handsome in my opinion.
Post by boarderlib on Jul 25, 2018 10:13:43 GMT -5
Since I haven't done a group shot in awhile here's a couple updated table shots. I couldn't get all the plants in one so I split them. I still have a few plants in the nursery section on my porch trying to recover from my issues this year.
Can you tell which end the fall performers are?😂
And some missed flower stalks were over this pot, which has now become a hodgepodge of plant material.
IMG_5885 by aroids101, on Flickr Do you see the spider? I've noticed that my Sarracenia attract a large diversity of spiders.
Has anyone else noticed that on their plants? I think it's interesting because I live in an area where Sarracenia don't naturally grow, and yet it seems the spiders are smart enough take advantage of the plants attracting insects.
S. ( x 'Godzuki' ) x purp purp NJ
I'm also interested to see how this one turns out. I bought it from California Carnivores this spring.
atroviridis i like your S. flava var. flava Dinwiddie Co, i have a couple that i have grown from seed from aidan selwyn that look very similar to yours,it does not seem that many people grow it, but i like that it seems to have a distinctive look about it in its pitcher shape and venation.
I love the looks of the new pitchers on my S. rosea — they’ve got fantastic contrast. As you can see from the (damaged) one it’s next to, they blush entirely pink as they age. I’ve been pretty happy with this plant.
I woke up this morning to find this pitcher with like 25 ants in it — I guess I better keep the water full til they’re digested.
My new alata hasn’t opened it’s pitcher, nor have any of the pitchers opened on the 2nd NOID (lecuophylla-esque). My oreo is in summer mode, and I doubt y’all want pictures of phyllodia!
Last Edit: Jul 28, 2018 16:10:36 GMT -5 by alexintx
Post by atroviridis on Jul 28, 2018 20:58:15 GMT -5
hunter Yeah, If you have pics, it would be cool to see some pictures of yours. Being from Virginia, I wonder if it could be more cold hardy then some other flavas? As a side note, It would be interesting to see what a moorei with it as a parent would look like.
alexintx Your rosea looks happy! What a fat lip it has!(ok, that sounded better in my head) lol
Here some shots from my meager collection. Hope you enjoy!
My B-52's headed for the NC State Fair this fall.
Here's my pot of Maroon Monster's growing under 2x Acke LED Grow Light 20W at a distance of about 4 inches. I just moved these inside under lights a few weeks ago and they're still getting acclimated but have colored up nicely. Outside they only got ~4 hours of direct sun and then filtered shade for the rest of the day. They weren't nearly this red until I put them under lights.
Here's a picture of what they looked like when I initially brought them inside.
I'll sneak these pictures in before the month turns to August. Can really tell that I'm a novice (read: impatient) grower because I been thinking I was having a kind of "blah" season, losing a few plants to rot and believing I should be seeing some better pitchers. Well in the last week or two, a nice flush of pitchers have popped up. Must be because of a) weather b) really not knowing what I actually have in the collection. EDIT 8/1/18 - Updated with proper identifications when I actually checked the tags this morning
Fuji x Red Blush Savannah Jewel x Moorei Red Lip - This one is coming on strong, which I'm relieved because I remembered this being a nice plant last year, with a soft pink tones
"Red/White Flop Top" x "Red Cobra" - holding steady and throwing up a few more pitchers
S. alabamensis Harvest of Gold - totally surprised me with the color of a new pitcher
Shot of the disorganized collection, with Judith Hindle showing off her colors.
Looking forward to August, as some leucos are beginning along with a couple late mooreis
Last Edit: Aug 1, 2018 9:03:55 GMT -5 by sidorian: misidentification
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
scottjross79: review for Michael Wang purchased dionaea m. onslow county and arrived in pristine condition and even had a fellow suprise added . wony hesitate ever purchase from him again he is way beyond a seller and a genuine grower with vibrant healthy EquistePlants
Jun 5, 2020 16:29:49 GMT -5
Sarr. minor fan: why are you doing this
Jun 14, 2020 18:34:28 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: \The immature stupid person posting in the chat box has been banned!
Jun 27, 2020 18:46:44 GMT -5
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