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'
More Sun = Redder Pitchers!
This is a really striking carnivorous pitcher plant! Sarracenia x maroon colours ever redder, the more sun it gets! This is an exceptional plant that will digest flies and other small insects that are attracted to the plant by the secretions on the lip of the trumpet shaped pitchers. They then slip into the bottom of the pitcher and are digested by the enzymes collected there in the base. A very intriguing plant to have around! Can be kept outdoors on the patio/decking in the summer or can easily be planted at the edge of your pond, in a nice marshy spot. Will need protection from frost if planted (left) outdoors.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!