How to grow common pitcher plant
Characteristics of Sarracenia purpurea
|flowers appear in spring. Purple -greenish flowers till 6 cm. Pitchers (Leaves-traps) narrow at the base, wider in the superior part. Perennial plant, carnivorous-insectivorous till 15 cm. Native of Northeast of America.|
|Water it frequently, daily during bloom time. Maintain humid the rest of the year.|
|To be cultivated next to the ponds or humid places. Very interesting plant because of its curious flowers, parasol-shaped, and for the rarity of its feeding by means of insects.|
|Place it in the sun or demishade. It doesn’t support high temperatures, reason why it should stay in cold places, even in winter.|
|Reproduce by means of seeds or division in spring.|
|Rich peaty soil, always humid.|
Other species of “Sarracenia“
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26 January, 2022