Check out the color contrast between the purplish black mouth and the yellowish olive lid! This is one of my favorite subtleties of alata var. rubrioperculata. And you're welcome guys, because it took a few tries to get a shot that sorta does the plant justice, wielding a mere iPhone as I do haha!
Outstanding! I'm a sucker for that purplish colour on any Sarra. That contrast is really nice as you say - very striking. Bulky upper pitcher tubes too by the looks of it. So, do you anticipate these pitchers will become pretty dark all over or remain pretty much as is?
And yes, our seasons are diametrically opposed right now. Will try to get some pics posted soon of a new season emerging. Big gnarly sub-tropical storm here tonight. My outdoor collection will be taking a beating in winds that are shaking the house....
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2013 14:13:48 GMT -5 by kiwiearl
KE - no, I think it's pretty much going to stay var. rubrioperculata, at least under my conditions. The mouth and underside of lid is very blackish purple but the outside of the upper tube just has red veins as you can see. But I bet if you threw some polycarb over the plant it would redden considerably, and we'll see what happens when the weather turns colder. The pitcher tubes are slightly bulbous but not as much as some alatas (my 'Night' x sib plants are very bulbous) - they have some nice volume to them though!
Here is a shot of this clone taken 2 days ago. This trap is only a week old - the underside of the lid will turn completely red-black by 2 weeks of age. I obtained this plant from CCs and it has become my favorite alata - very vigorous with a lot of personality!
It seems like when you take a really, really nice clone and self it, it's a good idea! Well, I have decided that at least under my conditions this clone may be better than Night itself. Hard to tell from the pic, but this trap is huge and fat, and the color is so awesome. IMG_5874 by Calen Hall, on Flickr
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
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sarrseens: How about $50
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