You sure have progressed from when u first got here! Good job!
So Ive put all my vfts and sars in full sun, spent their first week getting heavy rain more than sun, the vfts got a bit flattened, and this morning I had to cut one of my rubras cause a small catapillar had taken up residence inside and was eating its way out, and found some small holes bored thru a few vfts, have to keep an eye on that. Im hoping my smaller weaker reds respond to the full sun as about 4 of them arent growing very well, one cant seem to produce a trap that doesnt start to wither almost immediately, but none of the otheres seem quite that bad. Five of them are growing well afaik. Oh well, see how theyre doing in a few weeks.
And then more pics.
Hows that nep looking now MD? I finally found some plants at Lowes other than vft's ad adelaes.They had one tiny Nep in the dreaded box of death but also some purple and red pitcher plants.
The nep is doing well considering I forgot to water it a few dry hot days and managed to brown all the original pitchers. However tons of rain here in florida for the past few weeks has spurred lots of new growth, healthy pitchers coming up all over.
the S purpura seems to going great, 2 new pitchers so far.
Plus my hanging pot of dews is running riot.
Ill post pics soon
So I thought Id put a few pics of my plants, then i decided to spare the forums the loading time/burden and just provide a link to my photobucket album:
All the outdor pics are the most recent, some as recent as yesterday.
Here's my overview:
after moving all the cps outside into direct sun full time the sarrs had no obvious adverse affects. The vfts varied however, some grew very well, others seemed to almost completely die off -- mainly among the reds. All went through a complete cycle of trap death/growth as if the traps that had started on the patio couldnt take the heat; some plants threw up larger traps than ever before, some tightened into rosettes, the dentaes all went very vertical, and now the vft reds that I thought were dying are sending up new healthy traps (many traps would start to grow and only the leaf would fully develop, the trap would blacken and die before the leaf had fully formed).
Some birds ripped the tops of most of my sar rubras but new ones are growing in, the purpuras are doing great, and my binata/multifada dews are still doing okay, though the initial burst of growth hasnt repeated, many of the early larger leaves have blackened and the renewal growth has been sparser than I would have liked.
Anyway, thats it, cps in full south florida sun.
Oh, all my adelaes are ex-sundews, deceased, kicked the bucket, shuffled off their mortal coil, run
down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile...