We’ve grown this form of alata for over thirty years at California Carnivores. We’re not sure with all of the recent taxonomical changes lately but this may be listed as a different species now. Regardless of the name, it’s a wonderful, easy plant for beginners to grow on sunny windowsills. It produces tons of beautifully spotted red pitchers making it extremely rewarding to grow! These are all seed-grown from seeds we made at CalCarn.
Sun: Grow on sunny windowsills with at least three hours of direct sun, in greenhouses, or in a terrarium with fluorescent light
Water: Water with distilled or purified water frequently, do not let the pots sit in water for long periods of time but be sure to keep the potting medium moist all the time
Temperature: Daytime temperatures in the 70’s-80’s with a 10-20 degree drop in night temps
Dormancy: none needed