Sarracenia Pitcher Plant
The Sarracenia Pitcher Plant, more commonly known as the Trumpet Pitchers or North American Pitcher Plant, is one that can be utilised as a fascinating Carnivorous plant. The plant is an unusual looking one, with the foliage forming in a tubular shape of bright green colour, which is joined by deep red veining throughout. The long, vertical foliage adds a Fly Trapping aspect that is quite unique. It will decompose of small insects, that Sarracenia lures inside the cup-shape which is formed on its leaves.
It can be used as a houseplant but you have to place it where it will get plenty of sunlight, at least for 3 – 4 hrs.
The Sarracenia Pitcher Plant is a perfect outdoor plant. It is a plant which comes from a genus that appreciates higher levels of sunlight than others. It would be best to place the plant in an area where it can get plenty of sunlight. It will develop well in moist and swampy environments so, when you go to water the plant, make sure this is done well, and try to keep the soil moist with rainwater or low-limescale water being a better choice to go with than normal tap water.
Sarracenia is a genus comprising 8 to 11 species of North American pitcher plants, commonly called trumpet pitchers. The genus belongs to the family Sarraceniaceae, which also contain the closely allied genera Darlingtonia and Heliamphora.