I was wondering how everybody's plants are coming along and I wanted to say howdy to all the forum members as a new member. I took some pictures after class today so maybe we all can compare how our plants are doing?
I grow them outside literally right next to my tomato patch. So far it's been quite beneficial because tomato plants attract a lot of parasites, which then attract a lot of predators like my friend the ladybird beetle, which keep my plant alive and safe from scale, aphids, and the sort.
I began to feed all my plants weekly with 1tsp Maxsea per gallon which also aids my LFS in coming back to life as you can see. I really love the stuff. You might have to excuse my plants for being a bit slow, in San Jose we were cursed with a couple weeks of shat weather bringing them down to high 40's at night so they aren't where they should be!
All my plants are a year old from starters from the various nurseries I buy from.
This is my precious flower planter which I started this year. The Leuco 'Tarnok' is on the left. I actually was surprised to see the rhizome triple in size from last year considering it's a slower grower. The Rubra ssp. Rubra to the right of it was a personal gift from Dean Cook! I use a 2/3LFS and Peat/perlite mix, it's a darn pretty media once it gets growing.
In clockwise order; VFT green, S x Cobra Nest, S x Moorei, Danas Delight, Minor, and random Peter's rhizome (the plant was growing upside down so it's spent a lot of time and energy correcting)
These are my favorite S. Flava which are tagged and those three pitchers with hoods are actually from one rhizome!
This big guy I'm pointing my finger at is a random rhizome I bought from Peter during his spring cleaning. The rhizome was about the size of a golfball, and if rhizome size dictates pitcher size, I'm going to have a couple foot-and-a-halfers this year
Highlighting my best and worst grower, my S. x Moorei actually has like 5-6 growing points which somehow came out of nowhere. This guy used to only have 2 pitchers the entire season!
Oh boy someone is excited for spring!
First Sarracenia blossoms of my growing career. I'm so excited! S. x June Bug and S x Hummer's Hammerhead above
I believe this is my Oreo x Flava and Flava x Oreo on top.
If you guys don't own a Cobra Nest, please give it a try! There is some hidden charm I can't point a finger at in it's coloration... this is a division, I gave my mother plant to another forum member to take care of this season.
I'm so excited for this growing season! Do you think my planter will crowd or did I space them all correctly? I have more plants but they're awaiting division and repotting so they'll see some camera time later.