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Trumpet Pitcher Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Sarracenia

 

Trumpet Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia are rhizomous perennial plants with many tubular pitcher-shaped leaves radiating out from the base, and then turning upwards with their trap openings facing the center of the crown. They can trap insects and other prey without the use of moving parts. The plants prefer strong, direct sunlight with no shade and thrive in moist, acidic soil.

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plant Features
  • Trumpet Pitcher Plant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Trumpet Pitcher Plant likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Trumpet Pitcher Plant is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Trumpet Pitcher Plant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Trumpet Pitcher Plant

Latin name

Sarracenia

type

Carnivorous plant

family

Sarraceniaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Trumpet Pitcher Plant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Trumpet Pitcher Plant is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Trumpet Pitcher Plant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Trumpet Pitcher Plant likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Trumpet Pitcher Plant is 0.45meters x 1.20meters 0.45 M 1.20 M

Sarracenia

Sarracenia are rhizomous perennial plants with many tubular pitcher-shaped leaves radiating out from the base, and then turning upwards with their trap openings facing the center of the crown. They can trap insects and other prey without the use of moving parts. The plants prefer strong, direct sunlight with no shade and thrive in moist, acidic soil.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Sarracenia like a long growing seasons and warm to hot summer temperatures. In areas with short and/or cool summers it is best to plant them in a greenhouse or potted, in a conservatory. In very hot areas with low humidity, some afternoon shade can be beneficial. If planting out, choose a site that is permanently moist, even in hot, dry periods and is in full sun. An acid soil is essential (low pH) as the plant draws its nutrients from the insects it traps.

 
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