Sarracenia alata v. rubrioperculata (L-DIV) Deluxe Potted
We've had Sarracenia alata v. rubrioperculata in the collection at California Carnivores for decades. Damon even took his senior picture with it!!! It is still one of our best alatas. It's always one of the first Sarracenia in the collection to start growing in the spring and the last to look rough in the winter. Mature pitchers can be well over two feet tall with an elegant shape. The pitchers are olive green except for the underside of the lid which is dark red.
Sun: Full sun outdoors
Water: Always sitting in at least two inches of distilled or purified water
Temperature: 20 degrees - 80 degrees, can even take temperatures from freezing to 100 degrees but only for short periods
Dormancy: All Sarracenia require a winter dormancy starting in October and ending in February. Many of the pitchers will turn brown and die back during this time. Leave them outdoors in full sun, sitting in distilled water during this period. If you live in an area that snows; over winter them indoors on a sunny windowsill in an unheated room or garage. Still sitting in full sun and distilled water.