Just like this little bug ... y'all will have to sit tight for any pics from the Peanut Gallery. After an above average March, as far as temperatures are concerned, most plants woke up raring to go. I had some nice 6-8" asparagus going ... then the weather turned fickle, and instead of covering everything up, I figured I'd do a 'test'. After all ... the low was only supposed to be in the 31F to 33F range. LOL. Well ... the low temp crashed to around 28F. Needless to say, some pitchers fared better than others. Flava rugelii and a few moorei didn't like the situation. The plants are fine ... but those pretty pitchers ... drooped like the Gateway Arch (St. Louis) in less than three days. Anything with oreo in the mix were fine. Purps and rosea? Not a scratch. No leucos had put up any growth ... thankfully. Anyway, things warmed up for a week or so, then this last week the whiplash weather here on the Great Plains decided to get cold again. This time with five straight morning lows below freezing. One as low as 25F. Good thing is ... I packed everything up and stuffed it back in my garage before this last cold blast came through. So, today ... April, 18th, my plants are finally outside for the duration of the growing season. Hip, Hip .... I'll have something for you to see in a few weeks. See ya then ...
Things are progressing here in the Peanut Gallery. Dodging hail and wind storms has been the norm ... comes with the territory I suppose. Here are a few pics. Still have a ways to go for color, however, as things have been unseasonably cool here in the middle of the country.
This clone I picked up from calen late last summer has proven to be quite the trooper. A vigorous grower that colors up even when I have clouds for days on end.
Wow. Clouds, clouds, clouds ... Really tough to get anything to color up right now ... so we have a ways to go on that front. Finally got on the bandwagon for this one. I think I was one of the last holdouts ... S. Reptilian Rose
Photos taken 5.23.20 This one is tough to beat ... S. Manky MK F70 It literally stands out like a glowing beacon in my collection. Got this one from almightydolla
My S. Doreen's Colossus is making a comeback after my huge clump freaked out on me. Now I have 5 smaller pots all doing much better.
Kind of a 'glamour shot' attempt at this one. I never stage plants or move pitchers to embellish the look of my photos. I take pics how they are growing in my collection. When I saw this ... I had to grab my camera! If you look closely you can see the damage caused by hail stones from a storm a few weeks ago. S. flava x oreophila Buckner clone acquired from calen
I'm liking most of the crosses I see with Alucard or Alucard select ... here are a couple of mine ... It's hard to tell in the pic but this one has some heft ... and vigor! S. Doreen's Colossus x Alucard
This is one of the biggest plants I have in my collection. In girth and height. It's even bigger than Doreen. Everything about it is gnarly ... grrrrr! S. Alucard select x oreophila
Thanks awkwardsilence. I picked that one up from the flava master almightydolla. He can give more detail, but I believe it will infuse orange as the pitcher ages. He is also the one who named the plant. I love it. It really sticks out in the crowd!!
Post by almightydolla on May 25, 2020 12:54:59 GMT -5
Manky was created in the UK by Mike King - it’s MKF70 - it was a select seedling he grew from Marston’s Exotics in 1996 per his grow list. Manky is British slang for sickly/dirty which describes its later season coloration as the red slowly infuses from the bottom up in a mottled splotchy pattern all while the lid stays green
Things are chugging along here in the Peanut Gallery. The heat is finally going to show up in earnest next week with stifling humidity due to the relentless amounts of rain as of late. The plants just hate cool spring weather, but I'm seeing a much improved response to warmer weather.
Here's a hedge of S flava ornata 'red lips' from Mikey Wangster ...
With a heat index of over 100F, I decided to do absolutely nothing today. When you have idle time to spare, your mind starts to wonder ... So ... guilty as charged ... I started to think about booty ...
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
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