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Discussion in 'Tropical Gardening' started by JWK, May 28, 2018.

  1. JWK

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    For @ARMANDII - as discussed at Shiney's Open Day - although I did miss hear you to begin with I thought you said Cannabis plants ! Was a bit shocked as you don't look the sort of guy to grow that :)

    Here are my sarracenia today, probably looking the worst at this time of year, last years untidy pitchers and the new ones are yet to develop:

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    Will be interested to see yours and any other folk who grow them.
     
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      You shamed me into tyding mine up just a bit, although not a lot to see at the moment.
      Sarracenia leucophylla, is about all I have left these days.
      Frozen solid just a couple of months ago in the March freeze, neglected, apart from being kept water logged all year:redface::smile:

      But they are making a comeback, always found they do better with some protection, if only from the wind that damages new soft pitchers as they form, slugs also can be a problem outside.
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        Mine froze completely too pete. I made the mistake leaving them outside as in past winters I've put them in a cold greenhouse.
         
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          I think they can take the freeze, especially the more northern ones like purpurea.
          But I tend to think some protection helps with the appearance, if you want good looking pitchers.
           
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            Mine are flowering nicely and producing new pitchers. I moved them into the cold greenhouse just before the Beast from the East. They also need a tidy up.
            Pictures to follow.
             
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              Sarracenia flowers.
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                    I always thought I didn't like them but seeing these I've got to get some.
                     
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                      Here's my very new collection, John, the newest arrived only on Wednesday from Triffid Nurseries, while the first batch, [and the smallest] were bought from Carnivorous Plants Co, and there's another 4 coming from Hewitt and Cooper Carnivorous Plants.:snorky:
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                        I have the most problems with Venus fly traps, they tend to disappear after a few years the pitcher plants keep going and will probably need thinning out next winter. Several Drosera regularly self seed into the moss and should appear soon for the summer.
                         
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                          I always found venus flytrap to be less likely to survive a decent frost, so always kept them at a winter min of 5C
                          Never tried Darlingtonia, which might be worth a go.

                          I did get involved with Nepenthes for a few years, but apart from N. alata I found getting the conditions right, not easy.
                          Too cool in winter, not enough humidity in summer etc.
                          Not a great picture, but the best I can find from 9 yrs ago, was it that long ago :sad:

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                            Sundews are everywhere around here, mainly round leaved but there are all three. Some where in one of the bogs there are (introduced) Pitcher plants growing wild.
                             
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                              Here's the ones that arrived this morning from Hewitt and Cooper.........

                              Sarracenia Leucophylla
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                              Sarracenia Leucophylla "Live Oak Creek"
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                              Dionacea Muscipula "Cross Teeth"
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                              Drosera Binata "T Form"
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                                Unusual colouring on those Sarracenia - I like the veining.
                                 
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