Sarracenia: Pitcher Plant


I’ve never had much interest in carnivorous plants, but this sarracenia was on offer and I thought ‘why not?’ and treated myself for my birthday.

I’ve placed it on the windowsill of my study, which gets a lot of direct sunlight (something these plants require). I’m hoping that the fly which has been buzzing around annoying me for the last few days will be attracted to the plan and fall in. (I don’t want to use fly spray and the ceiling is too high for me to leap about with a fly swatter).

There’s lots of new growth, more ‘pitchers’ to catch flies.


Now I just have to figure out how much water is “much water” according to the back of the label! It says saucer, but information online suggests it might not like sitting in water permanently.

Any suggestions?

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4 thoughts on “Sarracenia: Pitcher Plant

  1. They ideally need rain water. My tap water is too hard for them. They need light but I couldn’t get the balance right. Crisped up on kitchen window. There are hardiness trials going on currently seeing a out growing them outside then I may try again.

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    1. I’ve got them on a south-east facing window at the moment to get the most of the winter light. Yes, I’m using rainwater, just not sure if they should be permanently damp or just water when the top of the compost is dry.


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