Well after about a year of searching and gathering numerous information on Sarracenia on this forum, I figured I should introduce myself. I’ve been growing Carnivorous Plants since I was 12 from Sarracenia, to Nepenthes, Heliamphora, Cephalotus, Aldrovanda, Dionea, Drosera, Butterworts and Utricularia and have been a member of the New England Carnivorous Plant Society for about 6 years which was where I’ve learned so much about carnivorous plants. I’m from Rhode Island and winters here can be pretty brutal and mostly unexpected from a 70 degree day during the week then back down to the 30’s which has made growing Sarracenia and other plants outside a little challenging but manageable. I hope to offer information to anyone regarding how I deal with the New England climate and growing carnivorous plants and am proud to be part of this wonderful hobby that we all share! Thanks for having me.
Thanks very much calen! I think I'll be sticking with this hobby for the rest of my life as these plants are very remarkable and diverse. I also look forward to seeing the plants I've received from you grow this season! I'll definitely be posting pictures soon!
Gabe, welcome to the forums! In Central Texas we also get crazy swings in temperature. Today it was high 40s and in two days it will be low 90s... definitely wreaks havoc on any emerging growth coming out of dormancy.
Wow that’s quite a temp change! Usually what I do to protect my plants is bring them all inside if temps are freezing and then once it returns to above freezing bring them all out but it’s certainly quite a challenge!
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