Sunday, September 25, 2011

Late frosts and earwigs ruin the first pitchers…

For me at least, the start of any CP season is always mixed. This season is no exception. Canberra has experienced one of its colder winters this year, with two days of near record temperatures (-8*C) and a number of frosts that have come after the Sarracenia had started broken dormancy. The worst hit plants were Sarracenia alata, S. minor and a S. flava.

S_alata_frost damage

Saturday, September 3, 2011

How to tell if your Sarracenia is about to produce a flower…

With spring comes the anticipation of how well your plant will perform in the season ahead. One question often burns at this time of year: will my plant flower or not? Here’s a couple of sure-fire ways to tell.