FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Discuss Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus plant care here

Moderator: Matt

By Wood1988
Posts:  106
Joined:  Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:36 am
#418421
Hi guys hope you are well.

I purchased a rather unusual sarracenia hybrid from a local garden centre - based in the UK.

Can you please help with identification and whether or not I should fill the pitchers with water?

Cheers
Attachments:
IMG_20220818_132350.jpg
IMG_20220818_132350.jpg (3.77 MiB) Viewed 954 times
IMG_20220818_132500.jpg
IMG_20220818_132500.jpg (3.55 MiB) Viewed 954 times
User avatar
By MaxVft
Location: 
Posts:  1212
Joined:  Sat May 08, 2021 4:17 am
#418422
It’s most likely a Flava x Purpurea from my experience.

You shouldn’t bother filling up the pitchers with water, sarrs don’t need it to be able to digest prey.
User avatar
By optique
Location: 
Posts:  1436
Joined:  Fri May 24, 2019 11:15 pm
#418440
Wood1988 wrote: I agree but doesn't sarracenia purpurea fill with rainwater naturally?
Yes, but being a taller hybrid it will most likely flop over. I would suggest looking in to meeting its lighting requirements.
MaxVft liked this
User avatar
By steve booth
Posts:  1055
Joined:  Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:15 am
#418474
It is most definitely a purp hybrid, however in the location shown of a net-covered window, you will not provide it with the correct growing conditions, leading to etiolation or possibly death. It really needs to be outside in full sun, standing in rainwater, especially in the UK. If it's been in the window for a while, or you have just purchased it from a garden centre, acclimate it to the full outside sun over a week or so. If bought from a specialist nursery it shoud be alright but judging by what I can see of the label it is one of the many unknown Dutch hybrids that can have many species in it, the wavy lid would suggest some leucophylla in it too.
As far as the water in the pitcher goes, here's a simple rule of thumb, if the lid points upward and exposes the tube of the pitcher (typically purpurea or its hybrids) then it will catch rainwater indicating it needs water to digest its prey. If the lid covers the pitcher (flava, leucophylla or the like) then the lid is to stop the entrance of water, so these plants will normally produce their own digestive fluid which doesn't need to be watered down.
So your plant probably needs, occasional, small amounts of water to aid digestion. But if its's outside, forget it, the rain will do it for you. Do not fill the pitchers, as has been said they will fall over and they don't need more that a 1/4 pitcher full. If it goes dry outside (or inside for that matter) don't worry, that's exactly what happens in the wild.
It looks like it will be a nice plant but won't make any colour in the growing position you have it in.

Good luck
Cheers
Steve
Unique G16 x Self Seedling?

Nope, G16 OP Yea, I know. I was just saying wh[…]

Show Your Aquarium

My 65g saltwater tank, almost as expensive as ca[…]

Not AGAIN!

Do they sell and ship to Greece? If not, can I f[…]

Been really busy this summer

Happy for his youth then lol

I'm going to buy a 4-cubic-foot bag of perlite. I […]

So I'm looking at nepenthesaroundthehouse.com (as […]

SASE is in the mail along with a few different typ[…]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!