Read about the "Bugweed Method" here.
These plants are from seeds I had sown in Feb/Mar 2007. Seeds were from the ICPS seedbank.
Seedlings were grown under lights 24 hours 7 days a week and warmed with a seed germinating pad thermostat controlled set to about 81F. Plants were feed sporadically with flightless fruit flies. I tried spraying with a dilute solution of Alaskan Fish emulsion (too stinky for indoors) and hand feeding with betta fishfood pellets (too labor intensive, pellets get stuck in nectar around the peristome).
The tallest pitchers on the S. flava and S. rubra ssp alabamensis are 10-11 inches. Pitchers are burned and disfigured from striking the lights.
The S. rubra ssp rubra appears to be a crappy grower. Perhaps inbreeding depression?
June 29, 2008 (14-15 months old)
S. rubra ssp rubra
S. alata "Tyler Co, TX"
S. leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' x ?
S. rubra ssp alabamensis
S. rubra ssp jonesii
Today I took them out from under the lights to put them outdoors (24-25 months old)
front row left to right: S. rubra ssp alabamesis, S. rubra ssp rubra, S. flava
front row left to right: S. rubra ssp jonesii, S. alata, S. leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' x ?
Observe the flowers on a couple of the S. rubra ssp alabamensis. Flowers at 24 months!
(was trapped between pot and plant)