Plantsman89

Seller, rhizome divisions and no roots...

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I ordered some Sarracenia from a reputable source (who will remain nameless for the time being). All of them were recent divions but one of them has no roots. From all the literature I've read and even going back to when I was studying at college divisions must have roots. What are the chances of it putting out roots and surviving? 

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I would let the seller know about it, and say that you are looking after it, but may need to get back to them about the final result.

There's no hard and fast rule that divisions must have roots, it's all down to any number of different factors....... Where would you like me to start...?? :blink:

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I have emailed them and we'll see what they come back with.

I must say though I was surprised and a bit shocked that they'd send out a plant like that. I wouldn't even expect that sort of thing from someone on eBay let alone a specialist. Surely you'd want to send them out with the best chance they can have, it's not the biggest of divisions either. 

 

Whoops, that turned into a bit of a rant :laugh:

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Indeed, there is a high chance that they will root in some time (although when I do it, I immediately plant it.., so there is no risk it will dry out). 

But I don't like it either that I receive a rootless division when I order something, exept when it's communicated in advance.. Otherwhise I expect a division with roots :P 

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40 minutes ago, Alexis said:

No loose roots in the packaging? Presumably it has a grow point?

No sign of anything. It does have a growth point and a couple of phyllodia. 

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Hi,

I don't know what you ordered / agreed or the price etc so feel I have no right to comment on that and personally if small divisions are available I would choose them priced accordingly of course but we can all see this is a small piece of rhizome so understand the question!

It is a piece of rhizome though and only wish to say they are very impressive in general no matter the type, I am sure it will fire but would maybe remove some more material and have a shady spot and control moisture for a bit but would do that for any type of cutting which needs a root or two, which are also impressive things and quite dynamic.

Anyway hope to see a photo of a much more impressive plant soon :)

 

Dean

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Hey Plantsman,

How much did you pay for it, and was it a fair price? That is not a division, it is a cutting.

There should be a growing point or points somewhere at the tip.

But whatever, it is a cutting not a division. I had this image of a rhizome that had rooted and then lost roots for some reason. Clearly that is not the case.

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I paid £20 for it, had it been like the others on the same order I wouldn't mind. 

The thing that annoys me the most is that this seller has impressed me with previous orders. 

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I agree with Karsty, that's a cutting. Very little rhizome, no roots, clearly freshly cut. I would be pretty cross if I paid £20 for a division and that's what arrived. I'm curious as to the seller but also why send one like this if all the others in same order were good quality.

That is not £20 worth of plant regardless how rare.

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20 minutes ago, Ordovic said:

I agree with Karsty, that's a cutting. Very little rhizome, no roots, clearly freshly cut. I would be pretty cross if I paid £20 for a division and that's what arrived. I'm curious as to the seller but also why send one like this if all the others in same order were good quality.

That is not £20 worth of plant regardless how rare.

Agreed, had it been like the other four in the order it would have been a half decent price for one of the whitest S. leucophylla var alba if seen so far.

Cross is a bit of an understatement, I'm going to email the seller again if I don't hear anything tomorrow. 

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do i see 2 tiny roots just forming?  i wouldn't be happy with that but i'm not surprised either. It gives me an idea how much i can charge for  a leuco var alba #1 from steffan Lenssen.

It will grow,but the first two seasons the pitchers will be like grass i reckon

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It certainly looks healthy I broke a rhizome in half that had no grow points but plenty of roots

so I notched some cuts in the top and hope for some growth later in the year

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