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Howard Snocken

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Here are a few recent shots of some of my Sarracenia taken just before

my holiday a couple of weeks ago - apart from the 3rd and 4th photos all are

of seedlings/hybrids of my own. I hope you like them - opinions welcomed!

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S.flava seedling plants - Bayou Co. Florida.

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S.catesbaei x rubra ssp. gulfensis - nice and sturdy this one!

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S. ''Dana's Delight''.

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S.leucophylla hybrid.

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S.leucophylla - Bear Lake, Blackwater River State Forest, Florida.

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S. ( oreophila x leucophylla ) x purpurea ssp.venosa

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S.( alata Red lid x flava ) x leucophylla showing early promise.

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S.( alata Red lid x flava ) X minor var. okefenokeensis

Cheers

Howard

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Superb Howard!!!

Lovely pictures and pitchers!!

Iggy :smile:

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i have a question....how does everyones Sarrs have nectar rolling off them!?!? at the most i get miniscule drops on the lip or on the back of the pitchers. whats the deal?

BTW.... great plants! i love the S.(alata Red Lid x flava) x minor !!

Alex

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Thanks for all your encouraging comments :thumbsup:

I too like the tubbiness of the S.catesbaei x rubra ssp. gulfensis

and the curves of the S.(alata Red Lid x flava) x minor var. okefenokeensis

that give the plant as a whole ( imo ) a very graceful air which is sadly difficult

to capture in 2D - I'm still trying! The lids turn coppery on older pitchers.

My two € cents!

i have a question....how does everyones Sarrs have nectar rolling off them!?!? at the most i get miniscule drops on the lip or on the back of the pitchers. whats the deal?

I would say that, perhaps, the high air humidity, relative lack of air

movement and absence of precipitation in a greenhouse allow the nectar

drops to build up and persist better than they would, for instance, outside.

Some plants also seem to produce more nectar than others.

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Great plants Howard - I love your S.catesbaei x rubra ssp. gulfensis and S.( alata Red lid x flava ) x leucophylla. Both are very good looking plants.

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i have a question....how does everyones Sarrs have nectar rolling off them!?!?

Those grown inside (in most of the UK and Europe Sarras are grown in greenhouses) have lots of nectar which tends to build up as there are very few insects around to drink it. Those plants grown outside rarely show lots of nectar because they get frequent visits from insects. Try putting a dripping pitcher outside and see how long it takes for it to get sucked off - not long in my garden.

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Those grown inside (in most of the UK and Europe Sarras are grown in greenhouses) have

lots of nectar which tends to build up as there are very few insects around to drink it. Those

plants grown outside rarely show lots of nectar because they get frequent visits from insects.

Try putting a dripping pitcher outside and see how long it takes for it to get sucked off - not long

in my garden.

Good point Jim.

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This indoor S.flava needs to have its secretions chewed off!

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