I'm really hoping those colors stay once they go outside. I haven't really seen many plants with colors like this. It'll be disappointing if it's only a result of the strong grow lights.
the reds are definitely stronger under artificial light. Also the white is more white under artificial light. I had seedlings that were totally white from top to bottom under the LED and when outside they were green at the bottom and middle and white at the top only, like a regular leuco. I think that with a very strong sunlight, like 8 to 10 hours of full sun each day, it will be close to what it is with artificial light.
Also one thing I have notice when I put my seedlings outside is that some come out with different pitchers, with some whiter and some more green on the same plant, depending on the light available. Sarracenias are very much affected by the quality of light. Even putting some in the greenhouse change the way they look vs those raised under direct sunlight.
No matter what, they are very nice seedlings, and I am sure they will be gorgeous under any light.
Last Edit: Jun 10, 2021 19:15:19 GMT -5 by daniella3d
Post by jgreen1025 on Jun 11, 2021 10:24:32 GMT -5
Good luck, I hope yours do better than mine at keeping their colors. This is a pic of my very red flavas. You can see the red leaves from when it was under lights, and the newer leaves that are very slow to color up. It’s pretty much the same with flavas that just had a lot of color in the top, although the red tubes do a little better. I’m in Los Angeles and the “May gray” and “June gloom” probably didn’t help. Maybe they’ll get better as summer warms up.
Last Edit: Jun 11, 2021 10:25:27 GMT -5 by jgreen1025
I'd love some rain about now, although maybe not 'cats & dogs rain.' Just enough to fill up every single container I can find to store it in. But we seldom get much precipitation after springtime here in L.A. In fact, we just got back from a long weekend of camping at the beach and were greeted with 106f at home today (I guess the "June gloom" didn't last long). I'm gonna be buying distilled water soon (or digging my RO/DI unit out of the garage and replacing the filter$).
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