I just thought I'd mention that MikeB is a predatory CP enabler. Out of the clear blue he sends me a message asking if I had any red flytraps. I think he had read a post or two of mine where I was struggling in the southern heat and sunshine with some typical rescues from Wallyworld and that I had to give up on sundews due to nowhere out of the heat to grow them. Naturally I told him I didn't have any red flytraps...it's then when I'm sure a gleam (or was it a glint) in his eyes appeared (I wasn't there so I really could't tell nor do I have access to NSA's covert surveillance system (which I *know* watches all of our carnivorous plant projects). Probably one corner of his mouth turned upwards in a sly grin, too. The response I got from him was, "These are babies and I'm gonna send you some D. Intermedia seedlings with them, too! Oh, and don't worry, just grow the sundews like you do the red flytraps...out in the full sun, that's the way they've been growing!!! Send me your address." Shoot...I sent'im my address...I ain't dumb!!!!
I've got those red babies out in the sun along with the sundews. It was amazing the number in that wad of sphagnum moss they arrived in. I was terrified when I got them out of the mailbox...remember, we have a heatwave going on and our BLACK rural mailbox sits out in the full sun!!! When I took them out of the box they were *very* warm...I was afraid they had overheated. I think it just made them meaner!!!!<grin> I mixed up some peat moss and perlite and set them out on my old deck...in full sun. The red traps and intermedias have been in the pot for six days now, they seem to be settling in nicely to this heatwave we're having. I'm not sure but what Mike hasn't been training these plants to be attack plants. None of the traps or sundews are over an inch tall and the widest spread is in the sundews at *maybe* an inch. Check these out...do these look like your good little mannerly CPs to you????
And this one....an apparent stowaway....some type of filiformis? When I found it I thought it was just a dead plant of some kind. But, I had to plant it.
It wasn't long before it was showing me it was definitely alive and well and just waiting to show the intermedias how to do things!!!!!
Hmmm, I think this one might be the tallest one in this raucous gang.
Thanks Mike! You picked me up when I was pretty down.