Southern Purple Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia purpurea venosa
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$14.99

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The Southern Purple Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea venosa, is low growing with short, stout traps. The traps are similar to the northern variety, but more bulbous and orange with more pronounced ruffling on the margins of the hood. The external pitcher surface is covered by small dense hairs, and feels soft and flexible to the touch. It tends to clump and form colonies, about 2 feet across. In the winter it frequently turns a rufous red. This carnivorous plant is wonderful at capturing gnats, fruit flies and mosquitoes! Great for beginners, this plant is an easy windowsill grower.

We recommend planting this plug in our Drosera soil.

***IMPORTANT NOTE:
This plant ships as a 2″ fully rooted starter plant.

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Notes:

  • American Pitcher Plants do best in part shade to bright sunlight. They are well suited for growing on window ledges.
  • Water with distilled or non-chlorinated water. Avoid watering the crown of the plant.
  • Feed your sarracenia in the growing season, once every two weeks for robust growth and flower production. Use small gnats or small fish food flakes.
  • Toxicity: sarracenia are non-toxic and safe for pets and humans.
  • Skill Level: Beginner

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