Personal favorite capensis seedling update

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Personal favorite capensis seedling update

by Adelae » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:36 pm

I think this tall skinny red baby from my mixed capensis seeds is happy to have its own pot now! It's responded by making tons and tons of new leaves.
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It continues to be much larger than the majority of its siblings:
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I'm excited to see how big this thing gets.

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Re: Personal favorite capensis seedling update

by CarnivoresUnite » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:57 am

Hmmm.. I wonder if you have a possible Big Pink? It looks similar..

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Re: Personal favorite capensis seedling update

by Shadowtski » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:03 am

CarnivoresUnite wrote:Hmmm.. I wonder if you have a possible Big Pink? It looks similar..


It's probably from a 'Big Pink' x Self seed.
Those seeds are in the capensis mix, came from my 'Big Pink' which I self pollinated.
It looks like they inherited a lot of their parents' appearance.

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Re: Personal favorite capensis seedling update

by Adelae » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:58 am

Shadowtski wrote:
CarnivoresUnite wrote:Hmmm.. I wonder if you have a possible Big Pink? It looks similar..


It's probably from a 'Big Pink' x Self seed.
Those seeds are in the capensis mix, came from my 'Big Pink' which I self pollinated.
It looks like they inherited a lot of their parents' appearance.


It's a pretty striking resemblance. Does 'Big Pink' breed true(ish)?

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Re: Personal favorite capensis seedling update

by Shadowtski » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:45 pm

It's a pretty striking resemblance. Does 'Big Pink' breed true(ish)?


David Flocken has been breeding capensis for several years trying to develop the the ultimate Cape Sundew.
I believe I recall him mentioning that Big Pink x Self seeds turn out looking like capensis Alba 25%, capensis Red, 25%, and some intermediate form 50% of the time.

You could call your Specimen 'Big Pink-ish'

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Re: Personal favorite capensis seedling update

by Adelae » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:25 pm

Shadowtski wrote:
It's a pretty striking resemblance. Does 'Big Pink' breed true(ish)?


David Flocken has been breeding capensis for several years trying to develop the the ultimate Cape Sundew.
I believe I recall him mentioning that Big Pink x Self seeds turn out looking like capensis Alba 25%, capensis Red, 25%, and some intermediate form 50% of the time.

You could call your Specimen 'Big Pink-ish'


Interesting! Remembering my punnett squares, is Big Pink a cross between a Red and an Alba?

I guess that might also explain where my buddy Largest Alba (leftmost pot) came from.
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Re: Personal favorite capensis seedling update

by Shadowtski » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:43 pm

is Big Pink a cross between a Red and an Alba


I believe so.

Here is a quote from Joshua Lynch, the discoverer of 'Big Pink'.
I germinated seed from my Albino cape sundew and a few of the seedlings were different. They flowered 6 months from germination when the other seedlings took 8+ months. They have pink foliage and are 10 to 12 inches across, about 30% bigger than the other albino seedlings. Please check http://www.flytrapking.com for current availability.


Maybe it was a spontaneous mutation.
Maybe an unknown pollinator appeared on the scene with some excessively healthy Red capensis genes.
Who knows?
I bought my 'Big Pink' from FTK directly, a few years ago.
It flowers every year and I usually toss the seeds into the Cape Sundew variety packs.


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