When a friend gave me a cutting of his Sarracenia Stevensii in June last year, I couldn’t thank him enough.
I treasured that cutting and promised myself that I’d do it justice.
I potted the single pitcher in LFS and watched it like a motherhen.
For a long while, nothing happened. While this meant there was no progress, it also meant that the Stevensii was still alive, at least.
And then it happened.
After 3 months, the Stevensii bloomed and I was chuffed – it was a proud moment. I pollinated the flower, determined to harvest a few seeds at least.
The Stevensii continued to grow.
Today, less than 7 months after I planted the lone pitcher, the pot holds about two dozens rosy Stevensii pitchers.
And the flower which I pollinated about 4 months ago has formed …. a very promising plump pod!
Care and propagation: long fibre sphagnum or a combination of peat, perlite and sand (2:1:1); sit in dish of water; full sun; propagate using cuttings or seed