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.)
summit: Hey guys, I'm about to sow some seeds and I was curious to know what everyone thinks 'too hot' for Sarracenia seeds would be? Having them in the dome bumps up the temps a bit.
Oct 2, 2019 13:36:15 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: summit I’ve been fine at a constant 95° F under the dome. Once the tiny seedlings have two pitchers I remove the dome and temps go down.
Oct 5, 2019 20:28:05 GMT -5
summit: @dirtydivisions Thanks for that! I'm sitting around 87-88F with the dome fully sealed but I wasn't doing that and sacrificing humidity to keep it cooler but I'll go ahead and close it down now!
Oct 7, 2019 14:10:11 GMT -5
Hello, I want to buy some seed: Hello, I want to buy some seeds
Oct 16, 2019 8:28:32 GMT -5
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Oct 16, 2019 8:30:52 GMT -5
Tian Jingfa: If you have time, please come back to me. Thank you.
Oct 16, 2019 8:38:00 GMT -5
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Dec 9, 2019 20:05:53 GMT -5
Skirt: Sarracenia can grow in Miami, right?
Feb 12, 2020 0:35:25 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: Yep, Sarracenia will grow anywhere! In your toilet even...if have the proper amount of light etc...
Apr 4, 2020 23:49:51 GMT -5
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