Post by Jonathan Mejia on May 30, 2013 11:42:04 GMT -5
One more day to fill this thread with awesomeness! New thread opens up June 1st!
Here is an update from the windowsill at Donna's job in Manhattan! Panoramic view:
Here is a closer view of the Pinguicula. Utricularia livida, and some Sarracenia seedlings growing in the left corner of the tank!
Now let's focus in on the Pinguicula
Now on the far right of the panoramic is a very interesting plant. I brought it from the black jungle terrarium supply listed as Sarracenia 'Coral'. The leaves seem scraggly now, because i had it in low light until recently (now it is doing better), but the traits are amazing. It looks kind of like a catesbaei, but I haven't seen this cultivar published anywhere! If anyone can elaborate on the heritage or history of the plant, I would be most appreciative:
Now for the purp mont transylvania co. Looking as awesome as ever.
Utricularia sandersonii typical form was added to the tank recently, and these sundew keep popping up. I had sprinkled some seeds a long time ago, but nothing came up, but now I see at least 4 plants, so I'm happy:
New leaves coming up on the Sarr purp 'firespirit' x 'Avalanche'. Again, out of all my seedlings this cross seems to be giving me the most noteable offspring. Seeds from Jerry's annual sale last year. If anyone has any pictures of either of the parents, I would love to see them. I chose to buy the cross because 1. I love purpureas, and 2. with names like that, the cross had to be awesome!
Utricularia livida is in flower
New leaves are coming up from the OP sarracenia seeds I planted:
A small seedling catesbaei x purp ruffles hybrid with a new leaf coming in as well.
I had hoped the new leaves would have been open on these previous 3 sarracenia (firespirit x avalanche, OP, and catesbaei x purp ruffles) before the month was over so I can show you all some cool stuff, but the unopened (or about to open) leaves will have to make due for now.
Jonathan-that's the most impressive amount of growth I've ever seen on a Sarracenia, let alone on a montana! That thing was medium sized at best when I sent it to you just a few months ago. They really look happy there on the windowsill too.
Eric-your collection is really advancing-nice plants!
Post by Jonathan Mejia on May 31, 2013 0:56:20 GMT -5
meizzwang, maybe it just benefitted from repotting, bring grown in pure sphag moss. Also, when i first repotted it, it was at home where it received a bit less light. Perhaps the huge leaves were a way to compensate for lack of light or something. It is interesting to see how the phenotypic plasticity of plants. especially when grown under different conditions.
Also my plants only get distilled and not rain water! Can be any number of factors really..
Creator of the forums! Yeah, I know I was away for a while, but I am back!!!
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