Here's a really interesting population of rubra gulfensis that can get abnormally gigantic! It's the okee giant of the rubra world! As an aside, there are also gigantic rubra ancestrals, which are suspected to be very ancestors of rubra gulfensis.
Traps can get around 3' tall, and in the wild, they grow somewhat hydroponically or partially submerged in water. I grow these like any other rubra: not sitting in water for long periods of time! Unlike all the other rubra gulfensis populations in the collection, these plants, for the most part, produce much less anthocyanins.
This year, they produced normal sized traps, but in previous years, the traps were enormous. I'll try to get them to shoot out giant traps next year, will keep this thread updated.
S. rubra ssp. gulfensis 'green giant' Santa Rosa Co, FL, pics taken 11/4/19:
Post by meizzwang on Sept 13, 2021 20:28:24 GMT -5
some updated pics of the green giant form of gulfensis, taken 9/9/21. I've neglected these big time and haven't repotted them for many years, if you take good care of these, they can get really gigantic! For now, here are some tall traps, which are much larger than the regular form:
Yes, there are some truly gigantic rubra gulfensis in certain wild locations. I have seen photos of some essentially free-floating ones in situ in aquatic locations accessible only by canoe that were the size you say Mike. All the plants at the location were that size. Unfortunately, I cannot publish these photos as I agreed never to or disclose the location.
They truly blow your mind!
Last Edit: Sept 15, 2021 3:07:50 GMT -5 by kiwiearl
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
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