The 'Othello' x ? seeds I germinated had a better germination ratio than either the 'Othello' x 'Othello' and californica seeds. They also grew quicker and larger. They started a downturn in last couple weeks, maybe two or three seedlings have turned completely brown and died. I started watering them with chilled water this week and they seem to be picking up again. I have not observed any red as of yet.
"To all that recieved the wild collected seed of Darlingtonia 'Othello', here is an update on my progress. I am pleased to report firstly that mine has no red. But more exciting, I noticed the other day that mine has also reached puberty; It has developed its first adult form pitcher. Hope mine is not too far behind everyone else's:-) Cheers, Ivan Snyder Southern California"
I happened to notice, on the internet today, that apparently you have accepted Ivan Snyder's soul, in exchange for an amazing ability to grow plants exceptionally well. His Darlingtonia 'Othello' plant puts mine to shame.
I had thought that Geoff Wong's soul was the only one in California that you had accepted, in exchange for his horticultual abilities. But now I see that Ivan's has been acceptable, also.
Is there a possibility that a third soul might be of interest to you?
Yeah, this is weird. But don't be silly, I don't even believe in Satan. I was either born with these powers or I got them during the meteor shower. I have grown up Darlingtonia from seed before but this one seedling seems exceptional. It was during an intense heat spell that this seedling began actually growing better and started producing these adult-form pitchers. I have not seen Darlingtonia produce such pitchers this early. Imagine the breeding potential here. Feels like I won some sort of lottery. Thanks again for the seed Barry.