Most likely, this plant resulted from a rubricorpora or ornata back-crossing with some other flava plant. Nature is complicated since a lot of the plants in the wild are extremely complex hybrids, randomly mixed with each other.
The plant on our Sarracenia forum T-shirts is a rather amazing clone! Well, S. flava Killer isn't looking as deadly this year, but nevertheless, it's still a killer plant. Been trying really hard to propagate this plant, but it's very slow growing and only produces 2-3 traps per year for me. I was finally able to get a flower this year, and if the pod takes, I'll hopefully be able to get some vigor in the offspring. It seems to go into phyllodia mode around early July like S. oreophila, so even though this clone is drop dead beautiful, it needs some genetic improvement.
S. flava 'Killer' Okaloosa Co, FL Photos taken 6/5/14:
hard to beat this clone in terms of beauty:
looking deadly these days, but not like it was 2 years ago...it looked more like a serial killer back then(referring to photos from previous years above):
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2014 16:36:15 GMT -5 by meizzwang
I'm not sure.Florida may be too flat.I think some mountain air,a little snow in the winter......that's what it needs.I'm sure it could find itself comfortably at home in,oh.....the foothills just south of Yosemite. ; )
Some snaps taken a few days ago. Killer was my last flava to flower and develop traps so I thought it might be headed into a sulky year, but not so! It kinda snuck up on me with some killer pitchers! These are freshly opened traps and I think they will continue to color a bit over the next couple of weeks.
This is such a unique clone and I couldn't resist snapping a few more pics of it a couple days ago. I am told this clone came from a now-destroyed site along the side of Interstate 10 in Okaloosa Co. FL.
kayota: how have I only just discovered this forum when I've been raising CPs for 15 years? I'm just getting back into it after accidentally leaving my plants with a crappy roommate and being unable to get them back
Jul 10, 2019 14:44:03 GMT -5
kayota: So all I have rn is S. oreophila but I saw a lovely leucophylla from a local grower at a garden center the other day so I'm gonna pick that up when I can
Jul 10, 2019 14:44:41 GMT -5
summit: Hey guys, I'm about to sow some seeds and I was curious to know what everyone thinks 'too hot' for Sarracenia seeds would be? Having them in the dome bumps up the temps a bit.
Oct 2, 2019 13:36:15 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: summit I’ve been fine at a constant 95° F under the dome. Once the tiny seedlings have two pitchers I remove the dome and temps go down.
Oct 5, 2019 20:28:05 GMT -5
summit: @dirtydivisions Thanks for that! I'm sitting around 87-88F with the dome fully sealed but I wasn't doing that and sacrificing humidity to keep it cooler but I'll go ahead and close it down now!
Oct 7, 2019 14:10:11 GMT -5
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Skirt: Sarracenia can grow in Miami, right?
Feb 12, 2020 0:35:25 GMT -5
yyo: nigga that plant gonna at yo ass
Feb 20, 2020 12:21:51 GMT -5