KE: Although these plants were mostly empty (we inspected hundreds of pitchers and the most we saw were a few ants and small flying insects at best), my guess is that some aggressive member of the Vespidae family is responsible for these holes.
Some more photos! The first photo below and discussion is dedicated to our fellow homes Skillz-it, Calen. Before I ramble on, this bright white plant below is one of the best clones I've ever seen.
What do these 3 traps have in common? Sorry to spoil the surprise: they're from the very same exact plant! You're probably thinking, "No way, Mike Wang is full of it and is a complete Liar, those don't even look close to the same!" Well, if you don't believe me, try growing a few different S. leucophylla clones and observe them throughout the years. See if you can find traps from the same plant that look different from year to year-some clones are more extreme than others. If you still don't believe me, check out this post: icps.proboards.com/thread/5595/leucophylla-hurricane-creek-white-controversy
The bright white trap to the left is a fall pitcher, and the one to the center (me holding onto it) and to the right are burnt out spring/summer traps. Yes, I did a thorough inspection and verified all 3 pitchers are attached to the same exact rhizome...unfortunately, the picture isn't as clear with that regard (hence, you just have to take my word for it). Notice how the color of the 2 traps to the right are not very white compared to the one on the left-time of year, environmental conditions, and genetics all play a role in the production of super-bright white traps. Equally bizarre, the shapes are slightly different:
Here is the fall and summer trap side by side for comparison, produced from the same plant:
same clone, I went crazy and took a few photos:
Some of these photos are pretty darn incredible:
This appears to be all the same clone. There were quite a few large clonal clumps here:
Another jaw dropper:
I think this is the same clone, different trap:
Hurricane creek white look-alike?
Another jaw dropping photo:
Yup, more to come!
Last Edit: Dec 15, 2014 19:47:51 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Daaaaaayum Mike! Those pics are so sick. I love the bright whites and the landscape shots. And way to keep your wits about you in the stifling heat and notice the seasonal variation in that one clone. I bet all sarr species can be chameleons like that - certainly flava can. Just can't beat a full on leuco savanna for visual impact. #tearsofjoy
While we wait for spring to push the grow season forward, I found a couple more pics on my camera to keep you all entertained in the meantime. There might be a few that have already been posted, but I'll do my best to only post "new" pics. This is from August 2014:
Same trap as the picture above, and check out those insect bites!
Not an alba, but definitely gorgeous:
Closer shot: everyone is all crazy about albas, but don't forget there's some stunning "regular" clones out there too:
Now is this a weird shape or what? This is a quasi-alba:
Vanilla ICE white:
A "boring" var. alba, I've seen better regulars than this. No, I'm not biased....oh wait, I am:
Almost var. alba, but not quite. What a beauty!
There's something to be said about regular clones with a lot of white, even if it's not solid white in the throat:
Alright, my rant about regular leucos being amazing is over, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves at this point:
A nice habitat shot, blew this one up a little bit so you can see more details:
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
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