Fantastic! I’ve got a couple photos — first up is my NOID 1. It’s got a super dense thatch of ptchers and is sprouting up loads more. Although the late summer pitchers (like these) are smaller than the spring ones, it produces a lot of them. It’ll probably be busting it’s pot open next year.
My rosea caught a wasp during the rain — I guess it couldn’t hold onto the slippery lip when it was trying to fetch water like they normally do! The big ant is a Camponotus festinatus minor, and the little ants are a bunch of Pheidole sp. minors.
Unfortunately, all the rain rotted the last individual NOID 2 growth point (probably lecuophylla). It was in a shallow pot, so the water line was at the base of the rhizome for ~48 hrs. The entire inside of the rhizome as brown, though some root tips were still white. At least I’ve still got two big pots of this that are fine.
Last Edit: Sept 6, 2018 11:29:42 GMT -5 by alexintx
This past week or so, we’ve had a stupid amount of rain. Like 8” — my rain gauge is literally overflowing. Fortunately, with the rain and tropical moisture have come cooler temperatures — we’ve been sitting about 10° below average in the day — so the low 80s instead of the low 90s.
I think the combination of rain and cool weather has really helped my plants — all my sarrs have started to explode in growth.
My alata finally settled in — initially, it looked like it had been grown in more hospitable conditions than mine, so it wilted bad. It put up one, oddly shaped pitcher and just kind of sat there. But, just this week, it’s pushing up 4 new pitchers!
My “Doreen’s Colossus” has started a new division, and even though the guy I got it from said it’s probably done making pitchers, it’s pushing one up.
The new growth on my rosea is way more colorful with the cool temperatures:
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2018 11:18:22 GMT -5 by alexintx
Looking good everyone! The fall is coming on QUICK up here. We've already had about a week of damp, cool weather and some trees are already turning colors. It's amazing how fast the seasons can shift up here. We SHOULD have a few more weeks of decent weather mixed in though October - I hope so, because most of the leucos are only half way up. Here are some shots from around the place taken in the last couple days: Leuco medley - lower left: alba "European Clone;" bottom center: "throat blotch leuco" moorei from Leah W's; top: a chameleon Baldwin Co. Al alba from Mike. Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr Here's that leuco-dominant moorei from Leah's again - it's still a small plant so it's got a lot of maturing to do, but I just love these hybrids where it's essentially a leuco sporting a stylish red throat! Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr S. 'Drew McClain' from philcula always looks it's best in late summer for me. It has equally good pitcher spring and fall down at Phil's but we don't get enough warmth in May and June for this guy to produce optimally, I don't think. Gorgeous! Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr Come on, you can do it! Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr My second season with Mega Mouth and it's beginning to look mega. These genuine giant / fat / hugely proportioned clones take multiple years settling in to reach full size - they don't just blow up to full size in one season. This is it's second year in my care, and if all goes well, 2019's traps will be iPhone swallowers! Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr
Sorry about the slacking, I typically post in downtime at work and unfortunately IT changed some settings that happened to affect access and posting on the message board. Looks like its working this morning so I'll post a few from this month before I post some in August.
Some hybrid from Wes Buckner with "Night Sky" in it
Leuco Santa Rosa x Gulfensis Red from Dean Cook
In the bog, Leah Wilkerson x Snowflake
From Calen, Moorei (Mesa Exotics x Prince of Darkness). iPhone saturated the pic a bit, more dark purple than red.
My alata is still growing super fast. It opened up it's first normal pitcher since I got it. It's a little small, probably because it's still establishing, but I'm super excited. It's got nice coloration, nice form, and a lot of vigor. What makes this even neater is I've visited the site this plant is from -- the late owner gave some of them to the nursery I got it from. I'm looking forward to what it will do next year when it's better established!
My second season with Mega Mouth and it's beginning to look mega. These genuine giant / fat / hugely proportioned clones take multiple years settling in to reach full size - they don't just blow up to full size in one season. This is it's second year in my care, and if all goes well, 2019's traps will be iPhone swallowers! Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr
wow, I would like to buy one from you if you have any available. Let me know when you have any! They are gorgeous plants.
Very excited to finally get my first pitcher on this leucophylla 'Tarnok' I came across this young plant at a local nursery a few months ago, it was all dried out, with nothing but a single phyllodia sticking out of it. It is now thanking me for saving it wit a fall pitcher, and two more on the way( this pic is a week old.)
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