The first flower of 2013! Great looking rhizomes bulb purchased from California Carnivoes have started to show their colors early this season! This Sarracenia Leucophylla ‘Red’ x Flava v. Atropurpurea has already out grown one of our custom designed 3d printed planters.
In Florida, only Oreophila and Flava seem to develop phyllodia leaves during the slightly chilly months. The rest keep a lot of their pretty pitchers throughout the “winter”.
Definitely a showy Sarracenia with great foliage throughout the year! To get your own custom 3d printed planter head on over to our Etsy page!
Good quality carnivorous plants can be tricky to find. A good grower is the first thing to look for when purchasing plants online. Unfortunately it can take a bit of trial and error when finding a reputable nursery. Each have their own species they specialize in, and depending on the shippers location, the plant might be adjusted to that locations environment. I’ve tired many gowers during the years, below are a couple of the ones that have filled the garden.
Spring is almost here! The daily run of bringing the plants out for a couple of hours until the temperatures drop again at night is almost at an end. After a whole year of young pitchers, my tiny Heliamphora has finally started to produce adult pitchers!
So much patience is required as they are the slowest and most difficult of species to grow.
Close up of the nectar spoon as the foliage begins to open
Insects fall in by trying to reach the nectar spoons, lose footing and drown inside.
Spiky hairs that keep bugs inside once they fall in.
Side shot of the adult pitcher.
Top shot of the nectar spoons
These little guys are kept indoors inside a terrarium. Temperatures during the day are around 80 and at night around 70 degrees. Purchased from Cook’s