Scientific name: Sarracenia
Common name: Hooded Pitcher Plant, Trumpet Pitcher
Sarracenia is a carnivorous plant with many tubular pitcher-shaped leaves radiating out from the growing point, and then turning upwards with their trap openings facing the centre of the crown. The trap is a vertical tube with a 'hood' extending over its entrance; and below it the top of the tube usually has a rolled lip which secretes nectar and scents. The insects are attracted by a nectar-like secretion on the lip of pitchers, as well as a combination of colour and scent, causes insects to fall inside, where they die and are digested by the plant as a nutrient source. Slightly similar to Nepenthes, Sarracenia is slightly smaller and one of the easiest carnivorous plant to grow for the fascination.
Light: Shady bright to partial sunlight.
Water: Water before soil feels dry to touch. Keep soil moist but not waterlogged. Prefer distilled water, deionized water or rainwater.
Fertiliser: Feed with slow release pellets or liquid fertiliser once a month.
Pot model: HG-0812
Pot type: Plastic pot in 2 parts - Inner liner with drainage for plant potting - Outer pot to contain water drainage or self watering dual purpose.
Pot size: Ø13cm x H11cm
Plant size: Vary in sizes
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