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Hi everyone! I'm new here. Your plants look great!
I'm slightly jealous since i won't be moving until the winter from my north facing balcony.
But here is my sarrecenia purpurea beginning to bloom. I'm hesitant to let it flower given the second story of my balcony, winds, and the obvious pretty much full shade problem. Somehow though, I manage to keep a nice collection without any elongated pitchers on my neps or this one.
I have a few flowers, mostly from plants that I have received from other states/countries, but my catesbaei was the first of my plants (that have been with me before winter started) to produce a flower. It has not gotten very far along yet but I really like it so far. It looks like a nice strong, proud stalk.
This cat doesn't mess around when it comes to flowering.
I've grown this plant 4-5 years. Pitchers get 12-18 inches tall, narrow pubescent looking with light veining. I haven't tried to identify it better until now. It could be an introgressed hybrid with S. alata.
There have been reports of yellow flowered S. rubra wherryi with normal veining. Barry Rice discounts these having never seen one. But what's the saying? "The absence of proof is not the proof of absence."
Here's one of the small (4-6 inch) pitchers left over from last year that didn't get trimmed off. The plant is normally behind my group of S. leucophylla which act as a wind break. Unfortunately they also cut out a lot of the sun so coloration isn't all that it could be.