Happy flava Friday! I pretty much just made that up because I wanted to show photos of my Sarracenia flava var. cuprea today. But I have several flavas and flava hybrids looking good lately, so I might just keep this going!
It feels like I’d been anticipating my flava “cuprea” flower since forever! And it finally arrived! Here is the last update post on the flower bud of my mother plant.
Now look! You can see all the separate petals!
Less than a full day later, it finally opened!
I love the thin, delicate veins on the petals!
And not long after, the tallest pitcher finally started opening!
One of the most fun things about owning Sarracenia is seeing how the pitcher colors change and develop as they mature. Here is the main pitcher before any markings show up! You can just see some light veining.
A day or two later, you can see a faint blush of red on the throat appearing!
Getting darker and filling in the middle!
And darker still!
Just for fun, here’s a small division of the same plant getting its markings in a different way! A similar red blush is coming in from the edges, but this little guy has a red line in the middle of the throat already there!
If you haven’t tried it already, take photos of your Sarracenia once a day as they put new growth out and see how the awesome markings and colors appear! It often happens so gradually we don’t always notice the changes until we see photos side by side.
I have quite a few Cuprea divisions I will be donating to charity auctions and possibly selling very soon! Sign up for emails below to be the first to know when they’ll be available!
I hope you enjoyed this flava Friday! What do you think, should I keep doing this and make flava Friday a thing? Let me know in a comment! Have an excellent weekend, everyone!