This name is given to S. flava plants that display a distinct copper colouration on the lid of the green pitchers. Nevertheless, there is still considerable variation amongst clones of this type.
The pitchers can be green to greenish yellow. The flowers tend to be large and are borne singly on stems though there may be several per plant, depending on age/maturity. Borne in spring, just as the first pitchers are developing, these can be showy, and some possess a distinct 'cat-pee' aroma! S. flava forms have always been very popular and make ideal starter subjects.
Hardy in the U.K. so may be grown outside in a container or bog-garden but also makes a splendid houseplant when situated in a conservatory or very sunny window - helps to keep wasps & houseflies at bay, too!
Remove all dead foliage as it occurs and stand in soft water throughout the summer, reducing watering during the dormant period so the growing medium is just damp. The plant will lose its pitchers in the Autumn as it approaches dormancy.
Those we currently offer are from a choice clone which forms large clumps given time, and has a particularly well-formed pitcher mouth, crowned with a long lid which tapers upwards at its peak. The whole effect when grown well suggests a distinct air of elegance.
Repot in THRIVE™ + the following size pot when applicable:
13cm > 20.5cm Decorative
Sent potted, in either a 7cm square pot, a 10cm Decorative pot or a 13cm Decorative pot, these are from division. Supplied with a full-colour printed identification label, which includes basic cultural details.
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Page last updated: 04/07/19