Post by beautytubes on Aug 1, 2018 11:13:01 GMT -5
lets open the August thread for this year (I have the advantage of being in an earlier time zone, nanananana! )
Technics check! In one week I'll be in Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia Checking my equipment today for the photo shooting at the native habitats there Unfortunately it was windy today in my bog. (:
I am still waiting for the first autumn tubes, however I found some nice plants to get portraits from.
Here the results:
Utricularia australis: such a cool flower every year!
... some new pics before leaving to Tallahassee on Saturday (looking forward to stray around in Apalachicola NF ).
Starting in my greenhouse. I grew lotus from seeds this year. It has been the first time to grow them in my greenhouse in the top. These plants grew new to a size of 40 cm within 6 months. I still hope to get flowers this year!
Meanwhile I collected some Nepenthes too!
Here Nepenthes maxima. Unfortunately my mobile is not showing the correct colors. The pitchers are more dark / black. A very nive plant from Günter Seiters shop here in Austria:
Nepenthes Rebecca Soper, also very dark pitchers
Nepenthes ventrata: this plant is growing like weed!
Nepenthes ventricosa red form (but does not turn into red, looking like my alba form, but with some ideas of red spots)
Nepenthes Bloody Mary, so beautiful red colors!!
Sarracenia psittachina var. Okefenokensis with a Diameter of around 40 cm and incredible colors
Sarracenia leucophylla from Mirek Srba
Cephalotus follicularis "M Type", guess why I call it "M Type" LOL
Now the outdoor plants:
Sarracenia leucophylla Helmuts Delight
Sarracenia leucophylla var. alba from Christian Klein
Now some Heliamphora from my outdoor terrarium. It is located at a wall orientated to the north. Not the best colors, but the plants survive the hot summer!
Heliamphora Group with Heliamphora huberii at the left side
Just love the contrast S.flava var cuprea BH x rubricorpora UCD select solid 'red'
I believe this may be the elusive S.'Bengal Tiger'😂
I forgot which plant this is, but I like the way the sun was cutting through the lid.
Someone should tell this guy it's fall and time for flimsy pitchers and phyllodia. This pitcher is less than a week old so I may actually get to see it's true colors this year. S.flava var atropurpurea “black” Black Water Co, FL
S.flava var ornata ‘red lips'. That lip!
A group shot of some of my staples to any collection.
I can't believe fall is starting already. Short growing seasons suck! S.leucophylla var alba HCW Clone F.
Well, unlike all of y’all with a short growing season, we’re only midway through summer here. In fact, today is, on average, the hottest day of the year. I’ve planted chili seeds right around now and harvested ripe chilis off of them before the first frost in the past. Fortunately, it’s cloudy today keeping the temps down some.
My NOID 2 and S. alata have been enjoying the heat — since July 16th, the coolest day we’ve had had a high of 98°. But these guys are loving it:
My VFTs, on the other hand, have not been loving the heat. At least they don’t look abnormally bad for this time of year (and no, they haven’t dried out — this is just heat stress).
My NOID 1 has its usual dense patch of pitchers, albeit smaller than in the spring:
My rosea is doing nicely and coloring up well:
While I was at the ICPS conference, this little spatulata tried flowering! I cut off the stalk because the plant is only the size of a dime
Speaking of the ICPS conference, I got 3 nice, new plants from the BACPS sale. I can’t take credit for the pitchers — that goes to the kind folks I bought them from. I’m really excited for these plants! Here’s “Doreen’s Colossus” — I needed a tall, bulky plant to contrast with my shorter/thinner stuff that I love!
A little ‘Judith Hindle”:
And a wonderful ‘Judith Hindle’ x minor hybrid:
Regarding the conference, it was really great to meet other cpers in person, finally, after nearly a decade of growing carnivores! I know I met a couple people from here — y’all were really great.
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