Cultivation
Sarracenia



The species of this genus with their pitfall traps (the only exception: S. psittacina has lobster-pot style traps!) are among the most effective insect catchers. That struck me personally first when I heard a tormented hum on the balcony, which came from one of the pitchers. In summer the pitcher of some species are sometimes full to the brim with caught insects. The flowers of the individual species are very similar in structure, which is why they are rather uninteresting for me, even if some species can have a nice pattern of the pitcher. For this reason, I have only a few species.
These plants are best grown outdoors (bog garden), where they can stay all year round and even survive frost.




Light: very bright
Humidity: >50 %
Temperature: Summer: 20-35 °C, Winter: 5-10 °C or colder
Substrate: Peat-sand-perlite mixture
Watering: Pot always in about 1 cm of water
Propagation: Division, seeds





Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora

My own experience:
I bought this interesting species especially for the construction of my first bog garden, because I find the combination of red and yellow very appealing.
It has been growing there for a few years now and has survived one or two frosts. Only in spring the plant can sometimes have aphids.


Level of difficulty: leicht

Sarracenia flava
Plant
Sarracenia flava
Plant




Sarracenia psittacina

My own experience:
Together with the Sarracenia hybrid, I bought this plant in a supermarket at a bargain price. It was also completely green. In the winter the pitchers died and in the spring, to my astonishment, a flower developed and in the summer it finally turned beautiful red on the balcony.
By the way, Sarracenia psittacina has the only lobster-pot style traps of the genus.


Level of difficulty: leicht

Sarracenia psittacina
Pitcher




Sarracenia "Hybrid"

My own experience:
Unfortunately, when repotting, I tore this hybrid apart a few years ago. But the individual parts continued to grow independently. Unfortunately, it never flowered for me. It caught a lot of flies in the summer, gained some nice colors in the sun and got a nice pattern. Since it was standing on the balcony, a few aphids discovered the plant for themself. After a few years I lost it during a particularly cold winter.

Level of difficulty: leicht

Sarracenia Hybride
Pitcher with prey





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