Crimson Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia Leucophylla)

$11.21 incl. GST
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  • NOTE:
  1. The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and though look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
  2. Flowers are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers at the time of order/delivery.

Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 15cm

POT SIZE
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Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Sarracenia, the North American pitcher plants, are native to the US Gulf Coast states.
  • These plants get their name from their pitcher-shaped leaves.
  • They capture insects by producing nectar along the rim of their pitchers.
  • When an insect starts to lick up the nectar, it tries to get more by reaching in the pitcher.
  • When it loses its footing, it falls right in!
  • The inside walls of the pitcher are very smooth, so insects are not able to crawl out.
  • They also can't fly out because there isn't any airlift in a tube!
  • Eventually, the insect dies, and as it decomposes, the plant absorbs its nutrients right through its leaves.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Use a soil mixture of 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite.
  • Never use potting soil, compost or fertilizer; these ingredients will kill your plants.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • When it comes to feeding, Sarracenia leucophylla is a unique plant.
  • It doesn’t require fertilizer to feed.
  • Just keep it outside, and sit back and watch the plant catch more than enough insects and small animals to feed themselves.
  • But if you decide to keep them indoors, then you have to supply them with dried insects.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • During the growing season, grow your Sarracenia outside in full sun with 6 or more hours of direct sunlight, for vigorous growth.
  • If full sun is not possible, provide a minimum of 4 hours of direct sunlight with bright indirect light during the rest of the day.
  • Such a plant won’t be as vibrantly colored as one grown in full sun, but they can still grow more/less healthily.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Sarracenia requires mineral-free water.
  • If your tap water is relatively pure (less than 50 parts per million in dissolved minerals), then you can safely water your Sarracenia with it.
  • Otherwise, use bottled distilled water.
  • Keep the soil wet at all times.
  • You can do this by setting the plant in small amounts of standing water, no more than halfway up the pot.

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