That’s right, Sarracenia seedlings look like baby brontosauruses! I am always open to opportunities to compare carnivorous plants to other unusual looking things!
Pictured above is a cluster of Lynda Butt x (moorei x flava var. atropurpurea) seedlings currently growing in my space bucket. These are my most mature seed grown babies so far! I sowed the seeds on January 19th and first saw germination on February 11th. The one with the longest brontosaurus neck was the first to germinate. For a while, I thought it would be the only one to germinate! But the stragglers started popping up soon enough.
Soon I’ll be getting a small sample of Maxsea fertilizer, which lots of Sarracenia growers use on their seedlings to increase growth in record-fast time! I can’t wait to see what this baby brontosaurus will look like after a bit of a growth spurt!
What else in growing in the space bucket? My Sarracenia leucophylla “Hurricane Creek White” Clone C x Clone F were the next to germinate! I’m very excited to have seed-grown Hurricane Creek Whites! It’s an honor to help propagate a plant that’s sadly gone extinct in the wild.
I have two more sets of seeds which haven’t germinated yet. Hopefully we’ll see those soon in a future post!
As an experiment, I also have seeds outside that have yet to germinate. I’m curious to see how much faster or slower space bucket germination is vs. outside, natural light germination. Currently I’m giving my space bucket seedlings 19 hours of light. For both inside and outside seeds, I’m spraying the surface once a day and keeping them in a tray of water. Which will germinate first? Time will tell!
Do you have any seedlings growing inside or outside right now? What’s your set up like? Tell me all about it in a comment!