Well, after the second hottest August on record here, most of my stuff doesn't look too hot. But, there's a few decent looking things and lots and lots of baby pitchers shooting up for the approaching end of summer.
I was super happy with the newest pitcher on this young flava:
My 'Judith Hindle' x minor has lots of asparagus pitchers (sorry for the wonky lighting):
My most vigorous sarr is still this NOID plant from CC. It's not the most colorful or most tall thing in the world, but holy cow does it grow a lot of pitchers and make lots of growth points. Its nicest ones come in the fall, and you can see that from these fresh pitchers.
I'm guessing many of y'all will have some nice leucos this month, and I'm excited to see them!
Post by beautytubes on Sept 8, 2019 11:56:25 GMT -5
... after a long time of absence (sorry for that) I find some time now to participate in this forum again (days get shorter and my workload has been reduced, I could finish a very challenging project!) It is fall time and my leucos start to grow the fall pitchers. In my bog the albas are glistening!
Simply enjoy the variety of my leuco collection:
Note the nice lid of the next plant!
Even the hybrids grow fall pitchers now:
NOW THE DARLINGTONIA CULTIVATION TOPIC. I tried plenty of approaches. This year I had no time to look after them. I didn’t transferred them outdoor. They had been in the greenhouse. More than 30°C! No roots cooling. Hey why you are not dead and why you are in the best shape ever? They grow fall pitchers now.
My small Mexican Ping collection. Poor treatment, great plants.
My nepenthes maxima clone. The old pitchers get almost black spots!
One of my Hybrids start to flower. The whole greenhouse is stinky now!
My small Heliamphora collection. In a terrarium (almost open front doors during summer) at the north side of a wall. I had been more brave and gave them more light (and higher temperatures). They responded with nice colors. Even H. minor is growing now (I was not really successful in the past with this plant).
Drosera finlaysonia germinated very late this year. I hope I’ll get seeds (it is an annual plant).
The red of D. adelae is amazing now:
I hope I could compensate my long absence with this post.
Beautiful plants beautytubes! Regarding your Darlingtonia, what do you think the nighttime temperatures were in your greenhouse when it was that warm in the day? I’ve read some about people saying they have success with warm days like that, but I think they all probably have cooler nights. I’ve also heard speculation that there may be some sort of pathogen involved, too.
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Beautiful plants beautytubes ! Regarding your Darlingtonia, what do you think the nighttime temperatures were in your greenhouse when it was that warm in the day? I’ve read some about people saying they have success with warm days like that, but I think they all probably have cooler nights. I’ve also heard speculation that there may be some sort of pathogen involved, too.
night time temperatures had been around 15 to 25 °C depending from the actual weather condition.
I am growing five different clones from different sources. They all perform well now.
Before clones of the same plants died looking to be sick (drying out in a greenish status). This year none of the plants died like this.
Conclusion: Humidity is one key factor. Outdoor dry summer winds kill them simply (and not only Darlingtonia). This conclusion triggered me to think about a complete different "hybrid" outdoor cultivation. Right now I am designing a complete new type of "greenhouse" for such an approach. I will realize it next spring.
Post by boarderlib on Sept 28, 2019 10:27:55 GMT -5
Life is just beating me into the dirt, but better believe I'm still enjoying the plants when I can make time.
I'm pretty much unfortunately giving up on the leuco's at this point, until I move south or get a real greenhouse which would still require me moving. On a better note everything else seems to be doing pretty well.
Alata's have never really done good for me, but since I changed my setup. alata 'Night' and 'Black'.
Second try with this one, seems to be a little more successful. Miss Leah freshly opened.
Not the most impressive plant, but DAYYYUUUMMM this thing is an outstanding performer. First year for nice robust fall pitchers though. An OP plant from C dawg.
Tattnall was looking hot mid September, even though the temps definitely weren't.
This plant came as a fresh division, so it's taken awhile to settle in. Getting there though.
Love the contrast at this stage😍
A confused flava that I'm crushing pretty hard right now.
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