From an evolutionary point of view, the Marsh Pitcher is one of the oldest carnivorous plants. It is similar to Pitcher Plant, but you can tell by the shape of the pitchers how the foliage leaves have rolled up to collect fluid inside the funnels. They lure their prey into the depth with a trace of nectar. The hair on the inner side of the leave only point downward and, thus, form some kind of weir that makes it difficult to crawl back out.
According to the newest research, the Heliamphora does not form its own digestion enzymes but uses bacteria instead.
The Heliamphora species selected by us are the ones most suitable for culture.
English Name: Marsh Pitcher
Botanic Name: Heliamphora
Pot size: 9cm
Origin: Table Moutains in South America (especially in Venezuela)
The Marsh Pitcher likes it very light and appreciates a certain humidity. The most common mistake you can do when keeping Heliamphora is not giving it enough light.
It appreciates temperatures of 20-25 °C during the day and 10-15°C during the night, with high humidity
The soil should always be moist, but not waterlogged.
It needs to be watered with rain water or distilled water only.
Make sure that the pitchers always hold a bit of water