To my surprise, my Drosera macrophylla has flowered this tuberous Drosera growing season. The plant is on the small side compared with what Peter D'Amato in The Savage Garden stated as the approximate diameter of Drosera macrophylla (4-6 inches), yet I was greeted with 5 white flowers this January.
During the past few months, my Cephalotus follicularis has produced its first mature pitchers!
The tuberous Drosera have emerged from the subterranean homes they've stayed in for the past several months!
Back in September, I cut some Drosera tracyi leaves that had fallen over and put them into test tubes filled with distilled water (on 9/8/19). I kept these under lights indoors. The cuttings seemed really eager to grow; they started shooting out roots while they were still in the test tube after only about a month. On 10/12/19 I planted them into peat. Here is what they look like about 5 weeks later:
Sarracenia leucophylla is starting to make its presence known...
This is the second post covering my family's trip to Atlanta Botanical Gardens. I'll cover the indoor collection, which includes Nepenthes and Heliamphora.
This June, my family visited Atlanta Botanical Gardens. This post is Part 1 and will cover Sarracenia, Drosera, Dionaea, and Pinguicula. Basically, the outdoor CP collection at Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
Carnivorous plants have picked up the very animal-like trait of actively luring and catching prey. Even though they have this quality, they're still for the most part plant-esque. Don't get me wrong, pitcher plants can resemble yawning mouths, but they don't really look like animals. But this photo I took of the lid of Sarracenia alata came out looking quite a bit zoological. It looks like it could be the thin ear of some animal with all its blood vessels illuminated by the sun.
High school student who enjoys growing carnivorous plants.