Seedlings Grown Year around. I grow mine indoors under 17 or 18 hours of light year around. Below are some seedlings that will soon be transplanted outdoors or in the greenhouse but are looking interesting to me and will color up much more outdoors soon. I've been using Brittnacher's recommended fertilizer treatments in his recent 2009 pub since it came out with good results. I used to use a different soil treatment but switched to the time-release for some seedlings. Anyone else been using it? Plants in reference pots are between approximately 2-6cm tall and fertilized plants 8-18cm tall based on quick observations. These were all sown between 2009 and 2010.
S. 'Adrian Slack' x 'Hurricane Creek White' cross from Fred P
S. x formosa ((x formosa) x (psitt x minor 'Okee Giant'))
S. x moorei (flava var. cuprea x 'Leah Wilkerson')
According to Steve Millar Sarracenia seedlings can be grown under 24 hour lighting and the soil warmed to 81F constantly for two years. I have tried this method and gotten similar results as yours. A couple plants even flowered during their second year.
I'm eager to try Steve Millar's method combined with fertilization.
Here are some of my plants at about 15 months. All seed was from the ICPS seedbank
S. leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' x ?
S. rubra subsp. alabamensis
S. rubra subsp. jonesii
Here they are at about 26-27 months. Note the flower. I think that's the S. rubra subsp. alabamensis
flower had been stuck between the plant and flower pot wall
Very nice! Both of you have great looking seedlings that I would love to have specimens of if you have too many ;D. Not a # year 2 flowering is probably a record or at least tied for one. I for some reason can't talk myself into leaving lights on 24 hrs. If on the rare case a short caused a fire I would rather be awake than asleep. The below may flower this year (year 3) and were a product of very diluted orchid fertilizer soil treatments under the same light regime for ~18 months + an outside growing season so approximately 2 years. When planted outside following the artificial light and fertilizer treatments plants take off.
Complex cross with Sarracenia purpurea, Sarracenia oreophila, Sarracenia x areolata, Sarracenia rubra. Neat how the clones are so different.
They are all much the same and without forcing the plants as illustrated here, seed to flowering size plant typically takes 5 - 7 years. Vigour is not something that may be determined by looking at a seed.
very very cool seein seedlings grow that fast!!! I am going to order some seeds for my new bog I'll be building. Also guying rhizomes but figuredthe seedlings will be itty bitty for a while and I can possibly pot and gift them down the road.
Oops your right. My mistake. This should be correct: S. [x formosa x (psittacina x minor 'Okee Giant')] and the top plant on this thread should be S. 'Hurricane Creek White' x 'Adrian Slack'. That's what I get for being in a hurry.