They are growing a lot. Soon they will be too big for my small grow tent! I had to rise the lamp by 2 inches, so can't rise it any more. The last pitchers is 12 inches tall. I had no idea they could grow so fast, as these are 8 and half months old. I have a large grow tent ready for them, lol!
@daniella3d you are the sarr queen haha my babies are still tiny tiny little things despite growing for about a year. I have them ~4" under two T5HO's and they're still tiny. I really need to feed them more...
It also help a lot to have them growing in a grow tent, because all the light gets on the plant, since it is trapped inside. It's also hot and humid in there, plus the Maxsea every week, and they have all the good conditions to grow fast.
I am using it at 1/4 the recommended dose and about once a week. I know that's a lot, but they really like it. When I skip a week, I can see them slowing down or the pitchers not growing as tall. I use foliar spray and for the larger one, I also feed them in the pitchers. It's a combinaison of light 24/7, warm (82 to 84F) and constant humidity (75%) so they absorb well the high level of CO2 that is in my house. There is always around 1000ppm of CO2 in my house, winter and summer. In winter we don't open up much because of the cold, and in summer it's the opposite, the AC is ON most of the time.
A 17 inches baby! My red throated seedling as just popped a 17 inches pitcher. This is going to be a very tall plant when mature I am guessing because it is my tallest seedling out of the whole batch and the seedling is 11 months old.
It's a leucophylla green open pollinated, so the other parent could be flava? not sure where the red throat coming from but the mother plant does not have it. Here it is, a really tall plant for sure. It's beautiful, white with a red throat and a red border on the lid. The new pitcher is near 19'' now. What is interesting is that there is no red anywhere except on the throat and border. The veining is green, no red there :
The only thing I am sure about is that the mother plant is leucophylla green, but the father plant must have had a red throat or carry it. I don't know if the red throat is recessive or dominant but if it is a dominant trait, then one of the parent must show it in order to pass it. Probably leucophylla green x flava rugelii or an hybrid of it. it is very possible since flava is a tall plant and this one surely is tall. I will never know for sure.