It has been long time since I have not posted any. Hope you are all doing well.
Today, I want to intoduce you to my recent results on my new giant cultivar project.
This is my pot of bunch of giant cultivars that were bought from FTS as tissue cultures.
They are Green Dragon, Big Moth, DC XL, A2 and B52 all together in one large pot. I have cut-off all the flower stalks except the ones from DC XL and A2.
People ask me why I chose A2 instead of B52. It is because I personally think A2 is a better plant than B52 in a way that it can grow really fast to become an adult from a young plant. B52 is somehow senstive to environments expecially transpotting. The A2 shows its unique fast growing characteristic in pH 6~7 cocopeat soil and the root system is also stronger against nutrients in the soil. When I fertilize a young A2 with orchid fertilizer, it becomes matured quickly about in a year. When I do the same to other flytraps, the roots melt.
The DC XL is just a supreme breed. It has very hard and thick leaves, the root system gets so large very easily.
I concluded that by cross pollinating these two plants, I can earn a flytrap that grows strongly as a DC XL but also has the stability and nutrient-absorbing features of the A2.
Anyway, here is the flower of an A2: Here are the mother plants. I left flower stalks for two A2s and one DC XL. Finally, I earned seeds mostly from DC XL. Somehow, the flowers of A2 just rotted. I planted them in LFS on 25th June:
They later got transpotted into two pots because the LFS did not seem fresh.
Here are the A2 x DC XL seedlings, the first pot:
The mix of A2 and DC XL has led to so many varieties than I expected. Some even look like a cupped-trap seedling. Here is the second pot: If you see the one that I circled in red, it is so large!
I have germinated more than 2000 flytrap seeds to date and the largest trap I have ever seen at this stage was only around 3.2~3.5mm.
The largest trap on this seedling is currently 4.38mm. There are also some seedlings that are still very large compared to other normal seedlings.