I have plants in hanging baskets, it's just if you live with family they need to be okay with drilling holes in the ceiling.... On to more pictures: S. purpurea venosa burkii "Chipola" x typical still getting fatter And there are 2 plants in the S. 'Royal Ruby' x 'Adrian Slack' batch that are really proving their worth. First, the pink lidded one And now, the tallest one, which definitely hit the jackpot. The tube is areolated and deep pink, the lid is white like the 'Slack' parent with red veins And one I haven't shown in a while, S. x catesbaei "Monster" x purpurea 'Red Ruffles'. First, and older, fully colored pitcher: And the newest, biggest leaf which will adopt the same color scheme
Still can't get over how fat this one is, and it's getting fatter: S. purpurea venosa burkii "Chipola" x typical The pink blushed clone of S. 'Royal Ruby' x 'Adrian Slack': I find it interesting that not only does it have the blush, but there is also a blood-red slash down the center of the neck And this clone from above: you can see how it changes from the white hood and magenta body to deep pinks and maroon in the tube, and blood red veins on the white lid. When this one gets to 2-3 feet tall it should be a showstopper And lastly for today, the clone with the widest lid on my purp burkii x rubra jonesii batch
Do note, what they have when they're young is not necessarily what they'll look like as they get older. If it's just a seedling and it shows veins, it may have some serious solid coloration. S. flava rubricorpora only has spotty veins when very young, and the Royal Ruby x Adrian Slack above only had faint red veins when it was smaller.
This is the 3rd pitcher it has put up, and it has a very dark but thin pink-purple line running down the center with veins as low as about halfway down its current length with more vein coloration than green coloration at the top. I hope it keeps this up! My other one is definitely a different species, the pitcher shape and behavior are completely different, and it remains a dark green still. Compared to the one that developed color, it has far thinner pitchers and grows quite a bit slower.
Fat pitcher! This 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Royal Ruby' plant sent up a new pitcher ,and not only are things finally looking promising, this pitcher is already twice the width of any of the other moorei seedlings I have Also, demonstrating color change, here's the pink blushed 'Royal Ruby' x 'Adrian Slack' before coloring up: And after: And the crown jewel of the group continues to get better And this, the thinnest and most elegant of the group x catesbaei "Monster" x purpurea 'Red Ruffles' is coloring up And the 'Scarlet Belle' x swaniana is getting weirder looking last shot, my typical purpurea burkii
This 4th pitcher popping up on mine is completely red so far (3-4th day of development with a little over a week so far as the average time it takes for a pitcher to mature or reach final coloration). This is the longest that kind of color has stayed.
Nothing compares to the joy of growing a plant from seed and watch it prosper.
It's still getting below freezing at night, but day temps are warm enough I'm putting out plants during the day. Fingers crossed in a month or so they'll stay out and have pic-worthy pitchers! In the meantime: 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Royal Ruby' biggest pitcher in the bunch The second largest takes a lot after its mother, very elegant purp burkii "Chipola" x typical nestled in its temporary spot, getting fat and saying "put me outside already!!!" x catesbaei "Monster" x purpurea 'Red Ruffles' hood is getting bigger rubra rubra x purp purp also getting bigger rubra jonesii OP: I think this batch may have alata in it
Spring is finally around the corner! Things are waking up, and flowers are imminent! S. flava atropurpurea x ornata pitcher S. flava rugelii x oreophila S. oreophila Meadowview S. x swaniana And S. 'Scarlet Belle'
There's still a month or so before these guys will actually have any open flowers or pitchers, but things are moving finally. In the meantime, indoor plants still look great: S. rubra rubra seedling S. purpurea burkii x rubra jonesii (the lids on these things are getting ridiculous) And the typical purp burkii showing off its cutthroat colors