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Sarracenea sp (Pitcher plant)

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Plant description

sarracenia pitcher plant

sarracenia x pitcher plant

Sarracenea, the pitcher plant, is a carnivorous species of plant. It is a herbaceous perennial with an underground rhizome and tubular shaped leaves. Sarracenea trap insects by luring them with nectar into the pitchers, where they encounter the slippery liquid. Unable to escape, they drown and are digested, providing food for the plant.

Sarracenea are a relatively easy to grow carnivorous plant. They like a moist to wet soil, and dislike drying out. They prefer a nutrient free soil, such as peat moss mixed with coarse sand or perlite. They should only be watered with distilled water or rainwater, as tap or bore water can burn them. They like a sunny position while actively growing through the warmer months. They need a peroid of dormancy in winter, when watering and light intensity should be reduced.

Sarracenea hybridise readily, making classification difficult.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: not specified.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: wet, moist.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: None.

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