User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 24

Thread: Drosera whittakeri

  1. #1
    Moderator Joseph Clemens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    2,539
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This plant is the result of about 3 years of effort from seed. First it was nearly 16 months from sowing to the germination of one seed. Then the wait, but the sight of this gorgeous gem made every moment worth it. The larger plant is 3 cm (1-1/8 inch) in diameter.



    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]



    Joseph Clemens
    Tucson, Arizona, U S A

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Cambridge, MA, USA
    Posts
    818
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Indeed! Gorgeous! Good work and congrats. This looks a lot like a red burmanii to me (sorry if i offend the experts). Is it in the petiolaris complex or a basic rosetted sundew?
    There's no 'a' in perlite.

    My Growlist
    NECPS.org - New England CP growers unite!

  3. #3
    Moderator Joseph Clemens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    2,539
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Don't feel bad, I have discoverd that quite a few people, experts included, can have difficulty differentiating amoung Drosera. This is a rosetted tuberous species from Australia. This one is just about to initiate flowers, it is 3 cm in diameter or about 1-1/8 inches. The following two images have been merged into one, same scale, nearly the same size plants and of course the second plant is Drosera burmannii (Red tentacles).





    Joseph Clemens
    Tucson, Arizona, U S A

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    988
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    gorgeous whittakeri! I have nver had the chance to grow this species, as my earleier attempts with tuberous drosera failed miserably (poor falconeri and petiolaris [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] ).

    Oh yea, PingMan, was it you whom I sent a small petiolaris too (we thought it was slackii, but it wasnt). If so, how is it?
    Taproot, Anti-Flag, The Casualties, Alkaline Trio, Eleventeen, Deadsy, AFI...what's not to love?

  5. #5
    Moderator Joseph Clemens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    2,539
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It actually turned out to be a small Drosera pulchella and it did not make it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] Most sad because Drosera pulchella is my most favorite pygmae Drosera species.



    Joseph Clemens
    Tucson, Arizona, U S A

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    698
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lovely photo of a lovely plant. Which subspecies of whittakerii is this, ssp. aberrans or ssp. whittakerii? I'm pretty sure it's ssp. aberrans but sometimes it can be difficult to tell. The plants growing near my house are all going dormant now. It's your turn to appreciate their beauty now.

    Sean.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Southern CA, US
    Posts
    1,058
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great looking plant! Are you growing this under artificial lighting?

  8. #8
    Moderator Joseph Clemens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    2,539
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes, for awhile yet I will continue to grow under cool-white fluorescent lights at 15 hrs/day photoperiod. The final touches are going into the greenhouse though and then the plants will be moved there in stages, to ensure they adjust properly.



    Joseph Clemens
    Tucson, Arizona, U S A

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •