Starting a series of pots in the front yard. These will be fully exposed to the harsh Texas sun and relatively low humidity (generally around 30%-40%). My main purpose for this thread is to hopefully clear up any doubts that these plants can be grown in harsh conditions such as that of Western, TX. The plants are coming in tomorrow. The set-up is a large Terra-cotta pot within a plastic barrel pot. The outer barrel pot will always maintain about two inches of water. The purpose of it is to keep the sides of the inner pot cool at all times of the day (I see this will be most critical where I live). the soil composition is the basic 1:1 Peat to Perlite mixture. There is some LFS on the bottom and top layers to retain moisture and hold the soil in place. Water is Distilled. No Sun Protection. No humidity domes. Just that Raging sun and some hopeful Sarracenia.
If these take off, I hope to add a few sundews/Flytraps/ Butterworts/Utrics to the bog. There is already a Lowe's Deathcube Sarracenia Purpurea in there as of a few days ago.
I think my fingers will break with all this crossing....
Species coming in tomorrow...
Sarracenia Leucophylla 'Tarnok'
Sarracenia Flava 'Rubricorpora'
Sarracenia Rubra 'Gulfensis'
Sarracenia Alata (Texas Variety)
Some pics to get started...