How do you care for a Sarracenia hybrid?

How do you care for a Sarracenia hybrid?


  1. Keep it permanently wet – This plant needs to be wet or at the very least moist almost all year round. Do not let it dry out at all.
  2. Use the right type of water – carnivorous plants need acidic water and using neutral or alkaline water for long periods will kill your plant.

What is the rarest Sarracenia?

You driving me crazy? There is no way I am going to tell you this! The really rare Sarracenia taxa, namely Sarracenia alabamensis subsp.

How long do Sarracenia pitchers last?

Sarracenia purpurea, S. rosea, and S. psittacina should only have their pitchers removed when they turn brown. Individual pitchers of these plants can last up to two years.

How do you take care of a Sarracenia pitcher plant?

  1. Caring for Sarracenia -North American Pitcher Plants.
  2. Sunlight: Pick a location that gets five or more hours a day of direct sun.
  3. Water: Keep moist to wet and do not let the soil dry out.
  4. Soil: We recommend a mix of two or three parts sphagnum peat moss to one part of sand.

Are Sarracenia fast growing?

Most are considered slow growers, but Rubra is a decent grower.

How long do pitcher plants live?

The plants grow new pitchers throughout the summer, and one plant can have as many as 10 pitchers. The pitchers only last a year or two, but the plant itself can live for 50 years.

Should I fill Sarracenia with water?

Short little Sarracenia purpurea and Sarracenia rosea don’t seem to produce too much water—in the wild they get it from rain. Since these plants do much of their digestion via bacteria, you should probably keep the pitchers filled with a bit of water at all times so the bacterial populations are healthy.

How long does it take for Sarracenia to mature?

Six month old Sarracenia seedlings. Sarracenia are fairly easy to grow from seed if you have patience. Each step in producing the seed, germinating it, and growing the plants takes patience. It takes at least 4 years to go from a just-pollinated flower to a mature, blooming plant.