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Trumpet pitcherplant Sarracenia psittacina (L)'

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Sarracenia psittacina (L)

The Sarracencia psittacina (L) is a carnivorous plant from the US with squad snares close to the soil. These bright red snares are used to catch insects. Even under water this American pitcher-plant is capable of catching insects.

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Sarracenia psittacina (L)
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Sarracenia psittacina (L)
Plant type
carnivorous
Place
indoor
Place
outdoor
Place
container plant
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
full light
Light
semi sun
Watering
high
Properties
botanical

Product info

The Sarracencia psittacina (L) is one of the American pitcher-plants of the Sarracencia psittacina (L) the eastern part of the US and from Canada. The horn-shaped snares of the Sarracencia psittacina (L) lie close and almost horizontally on the soil. Under high light intensity the snares turn deep-red in colour. When an insect is trapped in the snare, it is misled in its search for a way out. For in these snares light is transmitted through so-called ‘windows’ and when insects try to crawl out through those ‘windows’ instead of the way out they end up still deeper into the snare. A web of hairs keeps the insects from moving, whereupon finally they are digested by the plant. If the Sarracencia psittacina (L) in the wild is temporary flooded by heavy rainfall, it will even catch tadpoles and water insects. The flowers of this Sarracencia psittacina (L) are red and have a very special structure. Araflora has the right potting media for the cultivation of this exclusive Sarracencia psittacina (L) for sale.

Height:
4 cm
4 cm
Width:
7 cm
7 cm
Adult height:
5-10 cm
5-10 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower period:
Jan-July
Jan-July
Temperature winter:
-5 °C
-5 °C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Carnivorous
carnivorous
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Botanical
botanical
Araflora info:
Special
special
Natural habitat:
North America
North America
 

Plant care

The Sarracencia psittacina (L) enjoys being in a sunny, light spot and likes a moist soil mix. Indoors the container of the Sarracencia psittacina (L) should therefore always be placed on a bed of [rain] water. In the garden a spot on the edge of a pond is ideal. The temperature for this species should be between 5°Celsius [41°F] and 30°Celsius [86°F] consequently the plant must be taken inside in winter. The soil for the Sarracencia psittacina just as for all the other carnivorous plants should be poor in nutrients. Araflora uses a mix of peat, sand and perlite. Feeding the plant insects is not necessary for its growth.

Care:
Normal
normal
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Place:
Outdoor
outdoor
Place:
Container plant
container plant
Light:
Full light
full light
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
High
high
Watering tips:
Standing in water
standing in water
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Water spraying:
No-water spraying
no-water spraying
Air humidity at day:
60-100%
60-100%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
15-30°C
15-30°C
Night temperature:
10-20°C
10-20°C
Temperature max:
30°C
30°C
Temperature:
0°C
0°C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
10-50 cm
10-50 cm
Soil ph:
<7
<7
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years

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