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Carnivorous Plants: Some of my Sarracenias!

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tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

May 27, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9140731

Flowering too! Taken in the past day:

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tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

May 27, 2012
4:31 PM

Post #9140871

Those look great. I didn't realise they had flowers as large as that.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9140879

Outstanding! As a newbie to meat eaters, you are really making me want to expand my horizons! Those are beautiful!
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

May 31, 2012
6:29 AM

Post #9145904

Who made the yellow flowers? I only added a couple new plants this year and I am hoping the yellow comes from S. flava?

C

Meateater=nitrogen seeker
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

May 31, 2012
9:20 AM

Post #9146143

Flava it is!
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

May 31, 2012
12:01 PM

Post #9146342

Do you cut the leaves off in the spring? I have been leaving most of mine on all year and only trimming the ones that look worn and brown. I have seen a lot of pictures of them blooming with few pitchers so I was wondering?
C
I hope my flava grows up to be as nice as yours.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

May 31, 2012
3:50 PM

Post #9146653

The flowers usually come first in the spring. Followed closely by new leaves. You can leave the leaves on and only trim off the dead/dieing ones if you want. I cut ALL my leaves off due to the fact that mine go in the fridge for winter. Saves room.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

May 31, 2012
7:27 PM

Post #9147010

I wondered about that. Is it too cold for most of them? Mine keep their leaves all winter with moderate die back. I do find the older leaves smell badly and are often clogged with moths and other insects.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

June 1, 2012
3:46 AM

Post #9147241

You're in Texas so yours can stay outside all year. Just clip off the old dead and dieing stuff. If your night temps don't go below say 35 they'll be fine.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 1, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9147542

Tommy,
My plants have been outside for 5 years and have experienced temps way below 35. Two years ago we had ice storms and they were coated with ice. Still most of the pictures survived and the venus fly traps came back better than ever. Here is the catch. I only had several pots of Judith Hindle and purpurea ssp. venosa. I just bought some flava, alata and leucophylla, so I am wondering how they will like it here. I suspect they will be fine but we will see.
Cheryl
ayahuasca
Beverly Hills, CA

August 6, 2012
2:17 PM

Post #9231970

I know this thread is getting cold. Personally, I leave the leaves on mine up until I see new spring grow just starting to poke out. After that, I cut off all of the previous years growth to the ground. This way, light hits the crown evenly and new growth will come up evenly. Ends up looking awesome this way! I do leave green growth on during the winter so the plant can photosynthesize and not have to use up all of its stored energy.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

August 6, 2012
2:26 PM

Post #9231979

Not a bad idea. I think most of my plants leaves are old ones?
ayahuasca
Beverly Hills, CA

August 6, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9232447

Whatever is left from last year. If they look ok now icwould leave them, otherwise chop off the nasty stuff.
ayahuasca
Beverly Hills, CA

August 18, 2012
10:11 PM

Post #9246207

My trial subscription is running out, Tommy, just wanted to saw you have some fantastic looking sarracenias there, and wanted to thank you for sharing the photos with everyone. I wish you the best- happy growing!
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

August 19, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9246325

Thanks ayahuasca, hope you resubscribe!

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

August 21, 2012
1:51 PM

Post #9249176

Heres abunch of my flowers, thing is they stink like sweat. hehe! Not very good inside.

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tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2012
2:51 PM

Post #9249251

They stink? What a shame! They certainly are gorgeous!

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

August 21, 2012
8:13 PM

Post #9249578

yes they attract bugs and flies to pollinate them so they stink.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

August 22, 2012
3:28 PM

Post #9250413

None of mine produced seed sadly. I was hoping to try my hand at starting some Sarrs.

Good growing Bree!
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

December 8, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9353296

Here be my S. minor v. okefenokeensis.

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breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

December 8, 2012
8:01 PM

Post #9353366

i love Minor heres mine.

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