Sarracenia minor

daniella3d

Carnivorous Plant Addict
Haha, now that I look at them they really do look like they are laughing. I never noticed that before. Nice plant!
 

Kurblius

Carnivore
I bought a S. minor from the Carnivorous Plant Store earlier this spring - the plant I got, based on the tuber, was quite large. At the time it had just one trap. It's now put out a dozen or so traps and I can see a flower stalk emerging. Except that according to Wikipedia, S. minor is supposed to flower in March to May. I'm somewhat baffled - did it's seasonal cues get messed up somehow, or is this a fall-flowering variety? It seems unlikely that the Carnivorous Plant Store would alter it's dormancy period, given the implications for the plant's health. Also, I was going to start it on the path of dormancy on September 21st, but now I wonder if I should wait for the flower, cut it off, or start it on dormancy anyway.
 

daniella3d

Carnivorous Plant Addict
It was shipped and transplanted, so it might have not bloomed when it was supposed to and bloomed later after acclimating to its new environment. It might be less normal if it was a plant that was in your home for more than a year, but due to the repotting and probably a long time in darkness during shipping, it has not bloomed as it should have. I moved a 18 months old seedlings from artificial light to the green house and after a few weeks it bloomed for the first time. I guess the change in lighting did the trigger.
 

Troy West

Plant
Are the minors very “sturdy” pitchers, so many of the tall thin pitchers look like they’d be easily knocked over with a little wind?
 

Olivera

Carnivorous Plant Addict
I live close to ocean in Victoria,it is quite windy often.Is that can be a problem for the plants?
 

Olivera

Carnivorous Plant Addict
Also it is never too cold and not too warm here where I live.It is like spring/summer zone but sometimes with a long periods of rain.
A little bit confused what is good to grow.
 
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