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White-leaved plants are fascinating. When I bought my first white pitcherplant, I thought I had found the holy grail of carnivorous plants. Then I read about some clones exhibiting more white than others, saw some photos, and told myself I had to grow one of these… but the whiter the rarer, so it was a long quest. I used to grow a beautiful « red and white » variant of this species, but it was not enough to satisfy my lust for the ultimate albescent Sarracenia. Later on, I learnt about an alba variety — even whiter plants! But, guess what? There are quite a few different ones out there and they vary a lot, some of them boasting more white, with less veins, than others. Here comes 2023, and at long last, I may have found the whitest white pitcher plant.
- Source: Christian Klein’s SLE_4 „Alba #A“ clone
- Temperatures: from -2°C to 15°C in the coldest months ; from 15°C to 35°C in the warmest months
- Light: full sun almost from dawn to dusk, as much as the weather allows it
- Soil: 2 parts sphagnum moss, 2 parts kanuma, 1 part quartz sand, topping of coarse quartz sand for protection against birds and slugs ; 20 x 18 cm plastic pot with drainage holes
- Watering: daily input of rainwater, either naturally or from my own watering, during the growing season
– HISTORY [March 2, 2023] Plant received
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