Pitcher plant cultivation

How to grow common pitcher plant

Characteristics of Sarracenia purpurea

Sarracenia purpurea
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.

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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

Sarracenia flava —————…………..

Sarracenia leucophylla—————–……………

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This article was endorsed by Julián Masats - Technical agricultural engineer specialized in horticulture and gardening.
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26 January, 2022

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