Sarracenia Carnivorous Pitcher Flycatcher Plant

Sarracenia Carnivorous Pitcher Flycatcher Plant

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Sarracenia Pitcher Plant 'Maroon' 

 12cm pot

Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants whose prey-trapping mechanism features a deep cavity filled with liquid known as a pitfall trap.

Foraging, flying or crawling insects such as flies are attracted to the cavity formed by the cupped leaf, often by visual lures such as colour pigments, and nectar bribes. The sides of the pitcher are slippery and may be grooved in such a way so as to ensure that the insects cannot climb out. The small bodies of liquid drown the prey insects, and the body of the insect is gradually dissolved. It is from these that the plant obtains its mineral nutrition.

They can even attract pesky slugs and snails if planted out in to the garden.

We like to keep ours on a window cill in bright but not direct sunlight.

These plants like rainwater and to be kept very wet and boggy - they do not like tap water