This is the first pitcher under my care and it already looks quite nice, with the two parent species clearly apparent. The plant has anchored quickly and sturdily in spite of the initial bad weather, and is currently making three leaves simultaneously. I don’t know whether the milled-bark-based soil has anything to do with it, but it’s impressive. In comparison, S. leucophylla var. alba was still shaking in the wind several months after it was planted due to its weak and slow-growing root system.
I have just received and potted up the plant. I decided to experiment with Mike King’s suggested soil, made of 50% milled pine bark as an alternative to peat moss, 25% grit, and 25% perlite. I used a tall and fairly wide pot because I expect a hybrid to grow vigorously both under and above ground.
Buying peat moss is not environmentally friendly, so I will be using Mike’s mix from now on.