by Nats » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:10 pm
by Sky924 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:29 am
by Nats » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:41 pm
by Nats » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:07 pm
by jamez » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:41 pm
by Steve_D » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:53 pm
jamez wrote:How are you sure Matt's plants are the exact clones?
by dmagnan » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:25 pm
by dmagnan » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:34 pm
by jamez » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:54 pm
Steve_D wrote:jamez wrote:How are you sure Matt's plants are the exact clones?
All of the B52s sold by FlytrapStore.com are tissue cultured clones or divisions of B52 plants originally obtained from the breeder of B52 himself, Henning von Schmeling, and tissue-cultured by David Conner of the San Francisco Bay area, California. We obtained our first B52 plants from David and have propagated them ourselves since (for the last several years).
by Nats » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:48 pm
by jamez » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:52 pm
by Steve_D » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:59 pm
Nats wrote:So what you guys are saying is that I should just wait and see?!
by Nats » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:28 pm
Steve_D wrote:Nats wrote:So what you guys are saying is that I should just wait and see?!
Like David (dmagnan), I think that your plant is probably a B52, just a fairly young one, that's all. If you grow it with plants you know or believe to be B52, and its growth characteristics at various times of year and in the same circumstances and environment as the B52's appears the same, then you can be fairly confident that it is a B52.
Regarding new plants, it's generally a good idea to be gentle on them regarding full sun, wind tolerance, and acclimation to a new environment, while you judge what their limits are. Then they can be accustomed to new and varied conditions without being initially shocked by them. It's great that your young B52 appears to already be fully hardened to full sun. Mine here in eastern New Mexico have had to be kept in the greenhouse many days this spring, rather than outside as they usually would have been, because we have had a severe drought (no rain from before January 1st up until a few days ago, the first of June, a full 5 months of absolutely no measurable precipitation) coupled with the most severe sustained and daily winds--very hot and dry winds--in the entire 20+ years I've lived here.
Therefore, the B52s I have shipped this year have not had quite the exposure to full sun as they normally would (the greenhouse diminishes the sun by 10-15% I believe, and diffuses it). At Matt's home in Oregon, many of the days have been cloudy and summer is very late arriving, so Venus Flytraps from "FlytrapStore North" have probably also had less exposure to full sun than they would otherwise, or might experience in the environment of a person who were to buy one. I guess that illustrates why it is important to be gentle on the plants for awhile when one doesn't know exactly what they have been experiencing for weeks or months in their previous home.
by Steve_D » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:37 pm
Nats wrote:I guess that would explain also why the mature B52 I got from you is taking so long to get sun hardened!?
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