Parrot pitcher plants remind me of S. leucophylla a bit: there's a whole lot of phenotypic variation from one year to the next. Take this S. psittacina var. okefenokeensis from Santa Rosa Co, FL as an example: last year, it produced very small plants, but the "heads" were very large had had rather short, stubby and thin petioles. This year, the heads are still sorta roundish (they don't look as amazing as last year's traps) but now the petioles are winged and much longer. Normally, we don't get the best traps here in northern California until early to late fall, so fingers crossed this is just the beginning.
These plants aren't yet giant, but they're not small either. Photos taken 8/14/15:
Cleaned them all up and repotted these fatties! They're pretty darn giant right now, but they can get bigger. You can sorta tell how big the traps are by comparing them to the size of my hands (medium sized hands BTW LOL). To recap, I think these parrot pitcher plants look best during the dormancy period! Photos 3/13/18. as an aside, notice all those blurry divisions in the background: MW has been slaving over that for the past few months to make some of the harder to get plants more available:
stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
Aug 27, 2020 8:28:29 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5