- Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:18 pm
Ladies and gents the tax return is in and it’s time to significantly expand my collection. I’ve got a list I’m planning to order here pretty soon and I’d like some opinions on my choices for my climate. First a little history on how I’ve done so far,right now I’ve got a few generic strand fly traps and one serracinia purpurea. I live in middle Tennessee southeast of Nashville, zone 7a so the plants did great outside. Though I admit I brought them inside the first week of January out of fear of losing them to forecasted teen day temps for more than a few days. That said they are happily coming out of dormancy on a warm sunny west facing window. I might continue the practice of bringing them inside for January-early March since that’s really when we have our coldest temps ie below 25-30F. Over all so far I’ve had great success with only one loss to a cat. With all that out of the way my cart currently consists of: serracinia flava, serracinia leucophylla, serracinia x scarlet belle, serracinia psittacina, Cephalotus follicularis, king Henry, dentate, akai ryu, drosera capensis, drosera intermedia, drosera filiformis, drosera rotundifolia. My concerns are mainly with the Cephalotus and some of the drosera, everything else seems like it should handle my climate relatively well.