I was re-potting an S. montana from Transylvania Co. NC the other day when I discovered a new rosette had formed via a stolon. I had not previously observed this in my collection and I thought it was pretty neat! Sarracenia's close relative Darlingtonia is well known for reproducing asexually via stolons, but this is not generally reported in Sarracenia. This montana was growing in live Sphagnum moss, so it occurs to me that the overgrowth of the moss (tending to cutely bury the purps) and its softness might make the plants more prone to throw stolons. I repotted 5-7 clumps of montana that were all growing in the same moss, and this is the only stolon I discovered. I am pretty sure this is a genuine stolon, and not simply a buried mature growth point that stretched to get back above the moss - it appears to be a segmented stem that grew de novo and only produced small traps the moment it reached the surface. Super cool!
Pretty tiny little guy so here's a better closeup. The stolon is the whitish part to the right; one of the leaves kinda looks like an extension of the stolon in the pic but the green tissue is a leaf originating from the end of the stolon: Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr
You can clearly see how the stolon originates from low down on the plant, well below the mass of traps. Also note the buried growth point at the bottom of the pic that produced whitish pitchers, but no stolon! Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr
Hey Calen, have you heard of S. purpurea ssp. stolonifera? The scientific paper describing it has some weird Latin description that I couldn’t figure out but judging from the name maybe it forms stolons?
The name isn't valid (https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=195656#null) and is a mere synonym of ssp. purpurea. Most "stoloniferous" growths on Sarracenia are a response to the growth point being buried under soil level and growing upward to reach it again; new growth points appearing on the lower half of a rhizome may do this as well and appear like stolons, but are not actually such.
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Post by partisangardener on Jul 7, 2021 8:22:40 GMT -5
I had a 20 cm long 3mm thick one on S. psittacina without any roots. I cut it off and placed it under a Sphagnum blanket. It certainly has rooted now. This was last year in spring. Now it grows new traps.
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