Pitcher plant - Sarracenia - 9cm pot
A natural fly catcher for your garden pond. Planting enough of them around a natural garden pond will significantly reduce the mosquito plague.
The flies literally fall into the throat of the Sarracenia. The smell of nectar coming out of the tubes attracts the insects to the entrance of the trap. When they eat nectar on the smooth inside of the tube, they slide down into the trap and finally drown in the digestive fluid. Various species go dormant during the winter months. The pitcher plants bloom in early spring. Its blossom smells particularly intense.
Because they can cool down to approx. -15°; C are hardy, they are suitable for outdoor use - on the bank of a pond or similar.
The pitcher plants can be quite large; become, which is why you should repot them more often. The large plants in particular need a lot of water in the summer months. The pitcher plants are also very suitable for outdoor cultivation in bog beds.
Name: Pitcher Plant
Botanical name: Sarracenia
Home: USA / Canada
Pitcher plants are marsh plants, i.e. they always like it moist. Always keep the pot moist and only water with rainwater.
A sunny to half-shady window seat is suitable as a location.
If a plant wilts due to drought, immerse the pot in water until there are no more air bubbles. Lay the plant horizontally for an hour. This often brings about the “resurrection” or saving the plant.
Surprise pitcher plant
You will receive a plant from our Sarracenia stock. It is not possible to select a variety for this article.
Why can't you specify what kind you're getting? We now cultivate so many different species that it is very difficult to sell all varieties evenly. This article allows us to prioritize plant species showing signs of excess stock to customers who care more about the pitcher plant's function than its precise botanical nature. Since this saves us costs and work, we also sell this article cheaper than the single-variety Sarracenia.