I've read the odd comment here and there about this, so thought I would give it a go! Both rhizomes had a good number of roots, but no grow points. I tried the two different ways I've read about. Both were potted around Feb.
First one, S. Flava:
Rhizome potted 1 inch below soil level. First signs of growth appeared 4 weeks ago (Apologies for the bad picture):
Second one, S. Excellens:
Potted as you normally would and just starting to show some good growth:
I attempted rhizome cuttings twice, both failed. Both were quite large, had plenty of roots, and were kept moist as well. First attempt was a Moorei I had to trim down to fit in a pot, I hoped the rhizome chunk would sprout but never did. 2nd attempt was with a leuco burgundy, same result, except it set the main plant back by probably a year :/ Maybe it was the timing? Perhaps they would have sprouted if I tried now while everything is in active growth...
I've always had good results sprouting back rhizome and if I end up with a chunk of blind rhizome when dividing I always chuck it in a pot. Giving them a little fertilizer through the tray water (maybe a couple fillings at 125-150 ppm) when they are first sprouting seems to really help them along. Then after that they usually form traps capable of catching prey and become self-sufficient.
Edit: the vigor of the parent plant is definitely a factor. Slower clones don't seem to come up as well from back rhizome and they will also be badly impacted if back rhizome is intentionally harvested. If I end up with BR on a slow plant, so be it, but I've learned to maximize division size and retain as much rhizome as possible if it's a slower clone.
I have done this 4 or 5 times now and it always have worked. That's why I never throw away pieces of rhizome. I even done it with a rhizome that did not have roots and it produced pitchers and rooted during the course of the summer.
Last Edit: Jul 14, 2021 9:58:17 GMT -5 by daniella3d
I do the back rhizome work a lot as well. Calen is probably right that it can depend a lot on the actual plant and it's growth habit. I always do mine with the top of the rhizome right at soil level so the rhizome gets some sun. Sometimes just one growth, sometimes several come up. Overall probably 80-85% success rate. Whether I divide a plant in the spring or get an offset in the fall, I at least try. I usually give the fall efforts a warmer in the basement winter. Growth usually happens in the first month. New record this week though, I got a leuco Sampson back in October, rhizome seemed to be alive this spring, just by color so I kept it, just this week pushed up a tiny little red sprout.
Did you wait long enough? sometime it can take a long time to sprout. I had some taking almost a year to do something but if they were not rotted, I would keep them and put them aside and wait. Usually it work. I did not for a few hybrids but also for leucophylla.
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