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What is a Pitcher Plant?
The Pitcher Plant Farm is the Philippines’ leading importer and producer of carnivorous plants, as well as a living herbarium dedicated to preserving these plants through advanced multiplication techniques and preventing extinction. These plants attract, kill, and digest insects, as well as small animals such as frogs, lizards, rats, and birds in rare situations. They also attract humans due to their exceptional beauty and smart functionality, which I forgot to mention. The traps range in size from a few millimeters to those that can contain more than 2 liters of liquids.
You’ve bought every houseplant on every beginner’s list, dabbled in some rare indoor plants, and even developed a sprawling succulent garden on your ledge – but you’re always hungry for more.
1. Yellow Trumpet Pitcher Plant
S. Flava, widely called the yellow trumpet pitcher plant, grows to be 3 feet tall with pitchers large enough just to catch flies, bees, and yellow jackets.The Latin term “flava” indicates “yellow,” and indeed the shrubs are bright orange with red spots. Their huge blossoms feature drooping petals and an odor that is unpleasant. Plant with showy, bright yellow, hanging blooms and erect, trumpet-shaped, hollow, inflated leaves; blossoms have a musty odor.
2. White Trumpet Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia leucophylla has red blossoms and fair skinned “pitchers,” which seem to be vascular plants that act as insect traps. The fair skinned trumpet plant produces pitchers in the springtime and then again in the winter.
3. Purple Pitcher Plant
The majority of pitcher plants are rather simple to grow. The purple pitcher plant, purpurea ssp venosa, has an upright hood with ear-like “wings” on each side. The hood’s stiff hairs lead victims into the pitcher.
4. Pitcher Plant ‘Daina’s Delight’
”Daina’s Delight,’ called after the daughter of the plant’s New Zealand inventor, stands at a height of 24 inches. Pitcher plants thrive in nutrient-depleted, damp soils with abundance of peat and sand.
5. Venus Flytrap
The Venus flytrap, like certain other succulents, reduces the rate of development in the fall and winter before going inactive until the springtime. Keep them safe from hard freezes.
Pitcher plants require very little attention
Temperatures around 60 and 70 ̊ F are optimum for cultivating pitcher plants at home. . Indoor plants should be fertilized with a decent orchid food at the start of the growing season and then once a month until fall. The proportion of the nourishment required by the plants are provided by the insects collected in the pitcher-shaped structures. Cultivating pitcher plants outdoors doesn’t somehow involve a lot of fertilization..
Insects should be fed to your plants
If you keep your pitcher plants outdoors, they usually capture sufficient insects to feast on using their hydrolytic enzymes.
To increase the number of pitchers, add fertilizer
Pitcher plants do not require fertilization because they get their vitamins and nitrogen from bugs.Apply a small amount of concentrated liquid fertilizer to the plant’s pitchers if it’s not generating new pitchers. You can always use an elevated pitcher plant nutrient.
In the winter, prune the plant
Cold weather causes the leaves and pitchers to turn brown and wither. Trim them all the way down to the rosette.
Are you ready to begin? Some of the more common and easy-to-grow carnivorous plant kinds are listed above. Who doesn’t love a good potted plant? Even though you’re a seasonedal plant killer, beautiful emerald babes are impossible to resist.