Carnivorous Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia psittacina

Carnivorous Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia psittacina
Bring the greenery indoors
This colourful and decorative carnivorous plant (Sarracenia psittacina) produces a certain fluid that attracts insects. Sarracenia psittacina's pitchers are practically horizontal so creeping insects are attracted too. This pond edge plant (marshy soil) will thrive there, but also looks great in a mini-pond, anywhere on the patio/decking. The more sun it gets, the redder this plant will colour. A pitcher plant lures the insects into the pitchers, then digests them with enzymes present in that fluid. Treat the plant to the odd dead fly now and again if you like. Such an intriguing plant really!
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Specifications:
Latin name: Sarracenia psittacina
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Green
Preferred location: Half shadow, Shadow
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Growing Height: 10 - 15 cm
Planting+

The trumpet pitcher plant is a unique houseplant. When planting, preferably use moss peat compost or a soil mixture that is low in nutrition. Choose a wide, shallow pot with holes in the base. Add some soil to the pot and plant the root ball of the trumpet pitcher plant at the correct depth. Fill up with soil and press firmly down. Water the trumpet pitcher plant immediately after planting.

Place the pot in a bright, warm place, but protect the plant from direct sunlight. Stand in a saucer that is always filled with water during the growing season. When the humidity is low make sure that the soil remains damp.

Care+

The trumpet pitcher plant does not like lime and prefers to be watered with rainwater or tap water that has been boiled and cooled. The soil can be constantly moist since it originally grows in swamp-like areas. Place a saucer under the pot to retain a constant supply of water.

It isn't necessary to give plant food, in fact, too much food is bad for this plant. In winter, keep it in a dry, cool area. You may notice trumpet pitcher plant lose some of its leaves, but it'll be up and running again in the spring!

Extra+

Small insects that are trapped by the trumpet pitcher plant will not be able to escape and will eventually drown in the juice that attracted them there in the first place. They will then be slowly digested by the plant over the course of about 10 days. You could treat your plant to the occasional dead fly too!

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