- Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:37 pm
@Apollyon, great information, thanks for sharing! Yes, it seems like Cephalotus, Heliamphora, Highland Neps, Darlingtonia and D. regia all need to be grown in conditions that are mild and with very cool nights. Our climate in southern Oregon is far from ideal for growing Flytraps and Sarracenia, but we do have the benefit of always having very cool nights here. It is rare that the night-time lows stay above 60F at any time during the year. That makes it possible for us to grow some of these harder-to-cultivate species.
I was impressed with the Cephalotus this year. They took one day that was over 110°F in the greenhouse and did OK. The tiny ones were unaffected. The larger ones seemed to get stressed a bit but, in all fairness, they were still acclimating to my environment after only having them for a few weeks before the heat wave hit.
In addition to expanding more into Sarrs, I'm also going to try to do more Cephalotus and Darlingtonia. I've got Darlingtonia in TC right now so I should have some to offer by next year. And some of the Cephalotus I planted out in summer are starting to get some decent size to them and are looking nice so we should be able to offer some of them soon too.
Should be a great year for FlytrapStore in 2021 in terms of plants we can offer! We also have quite a large inventory of nice flytraps right now. It's gonna take some time for me to ramp up to offer any nice Sarrs other than the ones I've been growing for 10+ years, but we'll get there eventually. I recently told Leah that I'm really looking forward to the next 5-8 years as I dive headfirst into propagating Sarrs, both new varieties I start from seed and cloning some of the very desirable ones like Saurus, Ellie Wang, Legacy, Waccamaw, etc. Gonna be a super fun journey!