Finally have some red-tinged flowers: S. 'Wilkerson's Red' OP by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr S. 'Red Sumatra' OP by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr Particularly like this one. Every flower (there were 4) has the same pattern. S. 'Doreen's Colossus' x 'Tapestry' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr Still grumping about the weather though; snow yesterday, snow starting again tomorrow evening, and plants are rotting in the low light in the basement because I can't get them outside still...most of the older ones are fine this time it seems, but seedlings are going (and I can't find the fungicides I had that I'd normally be using on them too).
Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.
It's been a wet and cool past couple weeks in Southern California. Most of my outdoor Sarracenias are still just sending up pitchers. Looking forward to May! In the meantime, here are some photos from my terrarium. I find with enough grow lights Sarracenia will do quite well. It's just not an ideal situation for large plants. My apartment gets cool enough that the plants will make phyllodia and go dormant if the daylight is decreased in the winter.
This S. oreophila from Mike Wang is descendent from the last Georgia site. It is slow growing for me, so I've kept it indoors where conditions are easier to control. Oreos from the sister site in North Carolina are much faster growing, but are just emerging from dormancy outdoors.
S. rubra ssp. gulfensis Turkey Hen Creek. Rooted this one from a tiny growing point that fell off the mother plant when repotting.
Spring in Central Texas is starting to allow the pitchers to color up.
Leah has been beastly this year, outgrowing all other large moorei:
Vintner's Treasure sun bathing:
Really beautiful moorei I got from Mike Wang (atropurpurea x luco dark pink)
'Black Widow' looming over most of the rest and sending up a bunch of pitchers. 'Royal Ruby' is intent to catch up.
'Saurus' just opened and looms over both 'Black Widow' and 'Royal Ruby'
Really digging this Sarr I picked up from Jerry Addington. The picture does not do it justice but it kind of has a crown of thorns vibe to it. Has good size (25 inches) and cool features. I believe it is [(oreophila x leucophylla) x Doreen's Colossus] x 'Adrian Slack'
Tower of terror
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This is what I call a 'Catastrophic Rot'. A TOTAL LOSS. Drawn by the notion that large rhizomes will produce the largest traps. (as in Leah Wilkerson) Yes that may be so but I've should of know better that by NOT dividing the plant I risk loosing and the entire clone and that's exactly what happen here. THE jacked up rhizome displayed in the bin was about the size of two large potatoes with several GPs branching out all around. The plant was stuffed in a 1-gal pot sitting in 5-6 year expired soil. Procrastination and pure laziness also contributed to the death of this plant. I thought, "Well its doing OK so I'll get around to it when I do." (I didn't change the soil. Just took it out of pot, adjusted the GPs to clear the edges, re-potted then filled around with fresh top layer. That's how lazy I was. )
This plant was attacked. Iris borers had infiltrated the rhizome from the rear while others entered bottom mid-span and from the top. During dormancy the plant was buried by dead foliage and I failed to see what was happening underneath. By the time I got around to it the plant it so damaged that the infection had spread to all growing points. On top of that gnat larvae took occupation in the dead zones and started to eat fresh tissue. All what was left was dead GP's and a hollowed blacken core. If I had only divided the plant last year as I intended I would of still had healthy clones.. S**T happens and it won't the first time.
I thought as I enjoy y-all's beautiful photos, I'll change up my seasonal monthly contribution and share this awful but learning experience. There's still some hope, for portions of the rhizome buried deep underneath still had healthy tissue. I'll keep this pot under shade and keep my eye on it . See what happens as the season progresses.
Looking great Horizon46 ! Those flowers are such a welcome sight!
Still waiting on the main show up here in OR, but we're getting close. Weather has remained warm - but with just enough rain that I don't have to start watering the lawns
Here's flava ornata Original Black Veins, Bulloch Co. GA, Clone B teasing me with what's to come: Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr And here's Tini the cat (pronounced like "martini," not "tiny" - get it right!), who absolutely adores the warmth inside the little greenhouse! Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr
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
Hello, I want to buy some seed: email@example.com
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
scottjross79: review for Michael Wang purchased dionaea m. onslow county and arrived in pristine condition and even had a fellow suprise added . wony hesitate ever purchase from him again he is way beyond a seller and a genuine grower with vibrant healthy EquistePlants
Jun 5, 2020 16:29:49 GMT -5
Sarr. minor fan: why are you doing this
Jun 14, 2020 18:34:28 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: \The immature stupid person posting in the chat box has been banned!
Jun 27, 2020 18:46:44 GMT -5