Tag Archives: Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Bris’

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know this plant isn’t to everyone’s liking but you know that I like them “freaks of the greenery” …keep it freaky, yo.

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Bris'
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Bris’

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Bris'
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Bris’

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Bris'
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Bris’

Baby Nepenthes!

Here’s a few little baby Nepenthes that I’m watching grow with great anticipation. Some don’t look like much right now, but I hope that in time I can look back at these photos and see just how far they’ve come. It will be a few years before I see anything considerable but it will be a fun journey to watch these babies grow for me. Aren’t they just adorabs?! Like OMG, cute-plant overload!!

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Nepenthes hamata
Nepenthes hamata
Finally showing some signs of toothy-ness on it’s peristome!

Nepenthes robcantleyi x hamata
Nepenthes robcantleyi x hamata
Showing some nice potential with that ribbed peristome at such an early age!

Nepenthes villosa
Nepenthes villosa – pitcher about to pop open!

Nepenthes lowii
Nepenthes lowii – coloring up nicely!

Nepenthes macrophylla
Nepenthes macrophylla

Nepenthes attenbroughii
Nepenthes attenboroughii – showing some stripes!

Nepenthes attenbroughii
Nepenthes attenboroughii – pitcher from another seed grown baby.

Nepenthes edwardsiana
Aww yeah – Nepenthes edwardsiana. A Nepenthes freakin’ edwardsiana!! YES!! Soooo cute. Now hurry up and grow lil’ one.

A Few Leucos

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone A
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone A

Sarracenia leucophylla - TAHBWG Clone
Sarracenia leucophylla – TAHBWG clone, from extinct GA site.

Sarracenia leucophylla "Red"
Sarracenia leucophylla “Red” – clone received from Phil Faulisi. Fall pitcher recently opened and pitcher will get a darker shade of red as it matures. I really enjoy that dipping lip that it has.

Sarracenia leucophylla "Red"
Sarracenia leucophylla “Red” – clone received from Phil Faulisi. Fall pitchers recently opened and pitchers will get a darker shade of red as it matures. I really enjoy that dipping lip that it has.

Sarracenia leucophylla - Alabama
Sarracenia leucophylla – Alabama

Sarracenia leucophylla - Franklin Co., Clone A x B
A large new pitcher inflating of Sarracenia leucophylla – Franklin Co., FL Clone AxB – cross by Wes Buckner.

Sarracenia “Saurus”

Sarracenia “Saurus” never ceases to amaze me. This select cross of S. leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. ornata was done by the legendary Phil Faulisi. I remember when I first saw this beast of a plant at Phil’s place in 2009 – I had to pick my jaw off the floor. I jokingly told Phil, “Phil – dude that thing is a Sarracenia-Saurus!” He then goes “Dude, you know what? You just named that plant!”

The pitchers on my division this year got to over 30 inches. If the plant wasn’t divided, they would of gotten close to the 40 inches that it normally attains. (See Phil’s post here.)

The pitchers below are fresh fall pitchers that recently opened up this past week. They will color up and get dark as the season rolls on. You can see the pitcher on the right in the first photo starting to darken up. For the time being, I’m enjoying the beautiful contrast of the veins as they lace up the pitcher. Simply amazing! As always, brilliant work, Phil!

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Sarracenia "Saurus"
Sarracenia “Saurus” – A Phil Faulisi Creation

Sarracenia "Saurus"
Sarracenia “Saurus” – A Phil Faulisi Creation

Nepenthes lowii x campanulata

Here’s an interesting Nepenthes hybrid that I received from Drew Martinez during the 2014 Annual Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society show and sale this past June. It’s been a nice addition to the Nepenthes sector of The Asylum. One thing I that I find really fascinating is the sweet sugary secretion under the pitcher lid. This is thanks to the Nepenthes lowii all up in the genes. (Yeah, I did taste it and it’s mildly sweet… maybe I harvest some to use in my coffee? Heh heh!) Thanks again, Drew!

Nepenthes lowii x campanulata
Nepenthes lowii x campanulata

Nepenthes lowii x campanulata
Nepenthes lowii x campanulata

Nepenthes lowii x campanulataNepenthes lowii x campanulata
Check out all of that sweet secretion on the underside of the lid!
Yummy!