An attractive and compact hybrid offering colourful traps that are present year-round, Sarracenia x swaniana is one of the more attractive S. minor hybrids. Exhibiting an appearance half-way between each of its parents, the body of the pitchers is a very close match for S. purpurea ssp. purpurea, except that they are held vertically as in S. minor and the hood is larger and almost fan-shaped.
The colouration is more akin to S. purpurea, too, starting off either green or green infused with pink/pale maroon, gradually deepening over time in good light until the whole pitcher is a deep maroon colour, with a beautifully mottled effect on the inner lid due to the intricate veining. Pitchers can reach upto 30cm and the plant will clump nicely over time.
Stand in soft water during the growing season and keep just damp at other times, removing any dead/brown foliage whenever apparent. Fully hardy in the U.K. so may be grown outdoors if desired but is also a good subject for a sunny windowsill as it's not quite as demanding in its light requirements as most.
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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