Saturday, June 27, 2015

Some new plants

Everyone (in the US at least) should check out Carnivorous Plant Auctions and Sales on Facebook. It's a great group to find uncommon plants for sale. Just recently I bought a couple plants from Brie, a grower in Washington state who has an amazing collection (I'm especially fond of her pings).

The first plant I got was a mature Pinguicula reticulata.

Pinguicula reticulata.
Some leaves fell off during potting, so I'm hoping I get some babies.
I just couldn't resist! I didn't want to wait for the little guy I got in the NASC auction to grow up.

Pinguicula reticulata.
Come on little guy!
And who knows, maybe it'll be two different clones and I can try cross-pollinating them at some point.

I also picked up a mature Dionaea 'Justina Davis'.

Dionaea muscipula 'Justina Davis'.
Flytraps are pretty cool I guess.
This all-green cultivar was registered by Barry Rice back in the days of yore (2006). Definitely a less-than-common cultivar with a funny story behind the name.

Finally, since I've been moving things around a bit under the lights I had room to start some new seeds. It's been a while since I started seeds!

Starting various Drosera from seed.
Starting from seed is so exciting.
These four pots contain seeds of Drosera burmannii (Gunug Keledang), Drosera filiformis "Florida all-red", Drosera brevifolia (Kountze, TX), and Drosera tomentosa. It's been a while since I've started from seed, so I'm excited to watch these guys get going.

5 comments:

  1. Nice plants! I have a Justina Davis too! They're pretty impressive flytraps :)

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    1. I just read that mini article on where the name venus flytrap/Justina Davis come from. WOW I would have never guessed hahahaa

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  2. I've been having some problem with caterpillar damaging my plants, do you have any recommended pesticide? thanks!

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    1. I've never used pesticide for caterpillars. I've always just tracked them down and physically removed them from my plants.

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