I've had S. flava var. rugelii in the collect almost since day 1, and out of all the clones, clone A and it's offspring were the only ones that get giant. Don't get me wrong-other clones get big, but not giant. Well, last year, I acquired a new clone of S. flava var. rugelii and thought nothing of it, but thought it was interesting to have genetics from an uncommon location (Thomas Co, GA).
It was surprising that the first pitcher produced this year was gigantic! Under greenhouse conditions, this thing probably gets even bigger!
S. flava var. rugelii Thomas Co, GA, photos taken 4/26/13. Most traps will get crushed or topple over if you put a golfball on them, but not this monster:
Some people recommend chopping off flowers because it "taxes" the nutrients stored in the rhizome that would otherwise go to pitcher production. It seems this is only true for new cuttings, but if you have an established plant, it doesn't seem to matter:
Last Edit: Apr 29, 2013 13:28:06 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Despite having a great grow year last year and great grow year this year, the traps on my mother plant this year is just big, nothing gigantic. Perhaps it took a lot of energy out of the rhizome to produce the giant traps last year? Clone A and AxB, on the other hand, are consistently producing gigantic traps year after year after year. This is likely because it's so vigorous, and produces an abundance of pitchers throughout the grow season.
In any case, the Thomas Co, GA rugelii clone is still very much a keeper, and as pointed out above, very few clones seem to be able to get gigantic. Photos taken 4/5/14:
Trap in the middle is the Thomas Co, GA clone. If I put a golfball on this pitcher, it would probably bend it and fall over:
rhiizomatous-I'm not certain, but this clone did originate from Dean! He sent me a huge rhizome about 3 years ago and the plant didn't do much the first season. After acclimating and catching a choke-load of insects, it produced a phenominally large trap the following year. For sure, the large sized traps are strongly genetically linked, but you definitely need a good environment to get this plant to its fullest potential. Here it is this year, still pretty big:
Last Edit: Apr 17, 2015 13:26:35 GMT -5 by meizzwang
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