Imagine living during a time when large figured is a highly desirable trait that we all seek.... Imagine you sit on the couch, eat pizza all day, stuff your grill with ice cream until it hurts and then become the most desirable dude or woman out there....and you're the most healthy "specimen" out of the entire population just because you've been eating so dang well...that's the life of S. rosea ladies and gentlemen!
While we're all busy running or doing some strenuous exercise to stay healthy and lean, these lil lazy bastards are sitting pretty, getting a suntan and chompin on a bunch of insects!
One thing I have said in the past and I'll say it again, NEVER!!!! EVER!!!!! Judge the shape of a rosea trap by the spring and summer pitchers. Also, ignore the juvenile traps, they don't always do the clone justice. I've seen some very regular looking traps on S. rosea, only to find the most bulbous traps being produced on that same clone during the fall! Okay, maybe I'm taking it a little bit too far, but I think you all now got the message: these plants can be packin a serious GUT in them genes, so wait until the fall traps are produced (under optimal conditions of course) to really judge the shape.
Check out S. rosea Escambia Co, FL! This plant can get really round and BULB-TASTIC, but it's not really there yet. I think when the fall traps are produced, there will be even more impressive traps to photograph, we'll see! Pics taken 7/23/20:
Same clone, but this trap is on Jenny Craig in comparison:
This trap is a Jenny Craig drop out, but it hit the gym and got a lil bit swole:
Last Edit: Dec 20, 2020 20:42:48 GMT -5 by meizzwang
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
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
Aug 27, 2020 8:28:29 GMT -5
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