Thursday, July 9, 2015

Small plants getting bigger

I've started a new job recently, so it's been hard to find time to spend with my plants. Hopefully things will settle down a bit in the next couple weeks. In the meantime, my Drosera spilos seem to have stopped sulking and are starting to put out some carnivorous leaves.

Drosera spilos.
Even unhappy pygmies are adorable.
Let's see if they actually start growing now.

The largest plantlet of my little Dionaea 'B-52' pot is looking mighty cute.

Dionaea 'B-52' plantlets.
There are like 6 or 7 rosettes in there. Nice!
This clone was selected for its large trap size primarily, but I think that the best things about it are the nice strong contrast between the red mouths and the green margins and petioles, as well as the very tidy shape. It's a really fantastic plant.

It's less tidy than the D. 'B-52' plantlets, but my Utricularia cornigera is really taking off.

Utricularia cornigera (and friends).
All the cool kids are growing Utricularia these days.
It's hiding behind the Drosera 'Marston Dragon' and the Utricularia humboldtii, but there's a leaf off to the left and several to the right. I should get this guy somewhere where it can stand out more, because it's looking wonderful.

For the really tiny though, you need to peep these Sarracenia seedlings.

Sarracenia 'Lamentations' × 'Extreme Unction' seedlings.
Maria calls Sarr seedlings "baby brontosauruses."
These are Sarracenia 'Lamentations' × 'Extreme Unction' – two Peter d'Amato cultivars that are just loaded with good genetics. Maybe in 5 or 6 years I'll have some fantastic clone to show off! We'll see.

And in terms of baby Sarrs, my Sarracenia leucophylla f. viridescens are getting bigger.

Sarracenia leucophylla f. viridescens.
They're almost glowing! I can't wait to see these grow out.
Well, they're actually mine and Anne's. We split the bid in the NASC auction. Come on little guys!


  1. Congrats on the new job! Glad to see your baby brontosauruses decided to show up too! Some of mine never germinated.

  2. so adelae dont' need to be around 100% humidity or in a terrarium?

    1. Not in my conditions! I think they like the bright light I provide primarily.