šŸ¤·PLANTšŸ¤·Sarracenia flava Sarraceniaceae YELLOW PITCHER PLANT Benefits, Care & Propagation of


Known also as the huntsmanā€™s horn, this is a carnivorous plant for a cool room or greenhouse. Like Darlingtonia californica, the cobra lily, the leaves are fused into a pitcher shape, with the top slightly bent over to act as a lid.Ā 


Insects falling into the liquid contained by the pitcher are unable to escape, and they are then absorbed by the plantā€™s juices.
The leaves are bright yellow-green, often with red veining on the lid, and in summer the plant produces yellow flowers up to 4in/10cm wide.


FACT FILEĀ Sarracenia flava Sarraceniaceae YELLOW PITCHER PLANT

ORIGIN: USA (Virginia to Florida and Louisiana) HEIGHT To 2ft/60cm in a container.
POTTING MIX: Sphagnum peat, sand, and leaf mold in a ratio of 2:1:1.
REPOTTING: Only when the pot becomes overcrowded.


PROPAGATION: By division when repotting, or by seed in spring.
KEEPING PLANTS: Remove leaves from the base of the plant as they die off.
PLANT CAREĀ Sarracenia flava Sarraceniaceae YELLOW PITCHER PLANT

  • Bright light with some direct sun.Ā 
  • Ā Cool room temperature, with a winter minimum of 40Ā°F/ 4Ā°C at night and 50Ā°F/10Ā°C in the daytime.Ā 


  • Water copiously with soft water when it is in active growth.Ā 
  • Stand the pot on a dish of moist pebbles, but do not let water stagnate around the roots.
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