FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Discussions on how to propagate your plants sexually and asexually, by seed, natural division or leaf pulling

Moderator: Matt

By StaatS+17+
Posts:  113
Joined:  Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:26 am
#355439
D.Dreamsicle x Self from Seed Bank. Why do the seedlings resemble each parent and not a cultivar? I thought the seedlings would be the same orange color. Maybe the red one will grow into orange cultivar. Does the self pollination have something to do with this question? Hmmmm

Thank you for your feedback

StaatS+17+
Attachments:
IMG_2978.JPG
IMG_2978.JPG (740.58 KiB) Viewed 2176 times
User avatar
By Shadowtski
Posts:  4123
Joined:  Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:19 am
#355441
Drosera 'Dreamsicle' is a cultivar, a cultivated variety.
It is a hybrid between D. filiformis var. floridana and D. tracyii.
It has a unique arrangement of genes.
Imagine rolling 500 dice and they all come up 6.
That combo is 'Dreamsicle'.
When you self pollinate it, you are rolling those 500 dice again.
The odds are very low you will ever get the same combo again.
(I know, there aren't 500 6 sided genes but for explanatory purposes, the analogy is adequate.)
Panman, MikeB liked this
By DragonsEye
Posts:  208
Joined:  Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:22 pm
#355464
Nope. Doesn't work that way. Selfing the same plant again is simply another roll of the dice ... to use Mike's analogy. You might get lucky, you might not. If you really want a 100% Dreamcicle, you need to clone it.
Shadowtski liked this
User avatar
By MikeB
Location: 
Posts:  257
Joined:  Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:13 pm
#355473
Or an offshoot from the parent plant. 'Dreamsicle' buds just as readily as its parents.

Now that's just awesome. I'd love to get in on som[…]

SASE received. Order is fulfilled. Return envelope[…]

Neps and Helis for sale(some location data)

Here are some more pictures of the (burb x veitchi[…]

Apollyon's Grow List

Got a few new Sarracenia plants from Mike Wang. Al[…]

Not sure if it's been posted already, but here's a[…]

OMG!!!!!!

I got my first division attached to my sarracenia […]

Creating a highland environment

Jose, you don't know me or my background, so I wan[…]

Young Wally VFT

Gave Wally a haircut. Dormancy is a few weeks away[…]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!