Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Propagation updates

It's been a little quiet around the blog lately, since I've had a number of non-plant things getting in the way of my plant time. This usually sucks, but it has the benefit of allowing me to be surprised when I have time to spend with my collection again. A number of my propagation efforts are going fairly well!

First up, my Drosera ×"Andromeda" (which is Drosera schizandra × prolifera) water-float leaf cutting had developed enough that it was time to transfer to the media, in this case a pot of living Sphagnum.

Drosera ×"Andromeda"
Had to transplant the cutting before the mother leaf wilted away.
Drosera ×"Andromeda"
Blending in well among the moss.
The cutting that I started directly on the Sphagnum hasn't struck, but neither has it wilted. I'm being philosophical about it.

Several of my Pinguicula pullings have also taken, including a few which I had thought had withered.

Pinguicula moranensis leaf pull.
Pinguicula moranensis leaf pull.
Pinguicula 'Pirouette' leaf pull.
Pinguicula 'Pirouette' leaf pull. I thought this one wasn't going to take at all.
Pinguicula laueana leaf pulling.
Successful Pinguicula laueana pullings on either side of the mother plant.
More Pings: always better.

I've also had almost too much success with those Drosera indica that I started a few weeks back.

Carpet of Drosera indica.
Quite a carpet of D. indica here.
I have no idea whether or not it will be reasonable to separate this pot out later.

The nearby Byblis liniflora are doing well, but are less ridiculous.

Byblis liniflora seedlings.
Now I want to add more Byblis to my collection.
Can B. liniflora be transplanted? I suppose I'll soon find out.

Finally, the Dionaea 'B-52' leaf pull that I started back in November may finally be ready to lose the humidity tent, since I think I've pulled every last plantlet out of that guy.

Dionaea 'B-52' plantlets.
Cute little D. 'B-52' plantlets. Little babies!
Now I just need to let them grow out for a season.

I've been threatening it for a while, but I think it's almost time to expand to one more set of lights. I'm hesitant, but there may be nothing else for it. In the meantime, my outdoor growing is going great. I'm going to wait to do a big Sarracenia post until we have a nice overcast day, but check out this goofy-looking Sarracenia flava var. cuprea.

Sarracenia flava var. cuprea.
Love that funky pitcher mouth.

What a funny plant.

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