1.Thrip control & 2.the S. rubra complex

From: David Bradley (sundew@mitmania.net.au)
Date: Thu Feb 11 1999 - 03:49:21 PST

Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 22:49:21 +1100
From: "David Bradley" <sundew@mitmania.net.au>
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg408$foo@default>
Subject: 1.Thrip control & 2.the S. rubra complex

Dear all
        I have a problem with the dreaded thrips on a few of my carnivorous
plants, growing in Australia. What I am wanting to know is what chemicals
would be safe to use on Darlingtonia californica & Heliamphora nutans?
        Some of the ideas so far have been Folimat, Malathion, Confidor & Rogor.
The Rogor I am led to believe is poison on Nepenthes & possibly the live
        Any ideas on what is tried & true would be most appreciated.
        Another piece of advice I am after is with the Sarracenia rubra
subspecies. I have read that it can take a few years once one repots a
specimen for it to send out the proper Autumn pitchers, at the original
size. Is this what other S. rubra growers have experienced? I am also
wanting to know what various forms of S. rubra ssp. alabamensis do exist in
cultivation. Is it true that there is a red form of the otherwise type
golden green colour?
        Thanks for any help that anyone can provide, either on the listserve or my
email address.

Nathan J. Clemens


This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Tue Jan 02 2001 - 17:31:54 PST