The trumpet pitcher plant is a unique houseplant. When planting, preferably use moss peat compost or a soil mixture that is low in nutrition. Choose a wide, shallow pot with holes in the base. Add some soil to the pot and plant the root ball of the trumpet pitcher plant at the correct depth. Fill up with soil and press firmly down. Water the trumpet pitcher plant immediately after planting.
Place the pot in a bright, warm place, but protect the plant from direct sunlight. Stand in a saucer that is always filled with water during the growing season. When the humidity is low make sure that the soil remains damp.
Carnivorous pitcher plant 'Maroon' - PlantSarracenia 'Maroon'
Trouble with insects? The colourful Sarracenia 'Maroon' eats them up! The plant is made up of 'trumpet-shaped pitchers'. Each tip has a different colour. That makes for a dramatic combination! This wetland plant loves moist soil. Put the Sarracenia on a dish and pour water over it. Make sure that you water the soil, rather than pouring the water on the plant. In summertime, some water can stand in the dish at all times. A bit less in the winter. The pitcher plant likes moderate sunlight, so this plant should not be placed in full sun.Show more
Show moreThe trumpet pitcher plant does not like lime and prefers to be watered with rainwater or tap water that has been boiled and cooled. The soil can be constantly moist since it originally grows in swamp-like areas. Place a saucer under the pot to retain a constant supply of water.
It isn't necessary to give plant food, in fact, too much food is bad for this plant. In winter, keep it in a dry, cool area. You may notice trumpet pitcher plant lose some of its leaves, but it'll be up and running again in the spring!
Show moreSmall insects that are trapped by the trumpet pitcher plant will not be able to escape and will eventually drown in the juice that attracted them there in the first place. They will then be slowly digested by the plant over the course of about 10 days. You could treat your plant to the occasional dead fly too!