Sarracenia Pitcher Plants - Carnivorous Plants
-Keep a lid or saucer (terrarium part can be used) with filtered, rain, or distilled water coming up no further than 2" up the pot. Allow the plant to soak up all of the water before refilling. The watering process should be done 2-3 times weekly for indoor Pitcher Plants.
-Remember, after 1-1.5 years of being grown indoors. Your Pitcher Plant will require cold dormancy to allow it to continue to survive.
This is easily achieved by placing the plant outdoors preferably in a larger pot as detailed in the, "Growing Pitcher Plant as perennial/sustainable plants” section. If temperatures are warm, make sure to first introduce your plant to outside mostly shade with only a little morning sun. This will allow the flytrap to adjust to outdoor light without getting burned foliage. Make sure the plant receives shade/a little morning sun for about two-three weeks before moving into stronger sunlight.
Growing Sarracenia Pitcher Plants as a Sustainable/Perennial plant.
-Only plastic pots and ceramic pots that have a totally glazed inside should be used due to unnecessary nutrients as well as chemical making their way into the soil that could cause harm to your Pitcher Plants.
-Do not put drainage material around the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot.
-Place a catch tray or saucer under the pot for the warmer months to allow your Pitcher Plant to thrive! Remove saucer in the fall once the wet season begins, and repeat the same process when new growth begins to emerge in the spring.
-Keep Plant in full sun/part shade. Pitcher Plants are tolerant of shade, but will not develop their beautiful colors on their traps as they are known to do if they are in sun.
-Only ever water Pitcher Plants with filtered, distilled, or rain water. Unfiltered tap water will eventually KILL your Pitcher Plant due to the impurities found in it. Pitcher Plants are VERY sensitive to these impurities.
-Do not be discouraged by any wintertime dieback that you may encounter on your plant. Pitcher Plants are semi evergreen plants through the winter months. It is not uncommon for plants to die all the way back in colder climates, but then push out new growth in the spring. The die back does not hurt the plant, and is part of its natural process.
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