North American Pitcher Plant Gallery

Sarracenia love lots of sunlight, they can take it without any shade cloth provided they are standing in a tray of 1-2cm of rain water. We recommend to exchange the water every 5 days to prevent moskitos from breeding. If your plants are not standing in full sun, you don't need a tray. The soil can be more soggy than for Nepenthes, coco peat does a good job, but it needs to be replaced annually. Also make sure to not plant Sarracenia too deep into the soil, the rhizome should be only up to half in the soil, while still anchoring the plant properly. Sarracenia do have a dormancy period, which is in temperate countries during winter. You can put them for three months a year into the refrigerator. For this procedure all leafs are to be removed and the rhizomes to be cleaned and treated with fungicide.
Alternatively you can try a dry dormancy during the dry season, where the plants get only a minimum amount of water thus resting, too.
A cold dormancy is mandatory, if you are interested to see the spectacular flowers. For us we don't do cold dormancy, which is just fine with the plants. PLEASE NOTE: If you order Sarracenia from January to April they might not have many pretty pitchers due to the dormancy, but once they will wake up they will produce wonderful new pitchers at your place.
While Nepenthes has a certain preference for ants, Sarracenia really goes for the flying stuff as in house flies and wasps.

Advisory: As our Sarracenia sales plants are getting bigger these days and some species can get really tall, we do have occasionally to bend their pitchers to fit them into the provided LBC packaging materials. Of course this doesn't contribute to their beauty, but it doesn't threaten the life of the plant. The important part of a Sarracenia is the underground rhizome. From here it will generate new pitchers at a continous rate and potential transport damages will be forgotten soon.

S. alata

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Php 600

Sarracenia alata is an all green trumpet plant. Like S. rubra it has also relatively small and narrow pitchers, but it makes up for it by growing lots of them and making dense stands of hungry leaves. The flower is a pale yellow. We have grown these plants from seeds. Sales plants height 15cm+

S. flava var. cuprea

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One of the really tall Sarracenia that is capable of exceeding 1 meter. This is also the most trumpet shaped pitcher of the Genus. It has yellow flowers and for this specific clone a copper tinted lid. Like Sarracenia leucophylla S. flava does rest a lot, but doesn't propagate that much, which is bad news for you. This might take...

S. leucophylla

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Colorwise the most spectacular Sarracenia of all, producing pure white, contrasting with red and green pitchers. The size is also astounding and can bypass 1 meter ideally. The good news is, it likes the climate in the Philippines and grows well. Minimum height of our sales plants are 15 cm. Please note that this species not rarely has one or two pitchers only. It grows pitchers only twice a year, with resting breaks in between. It's pretty but it doesn't move much, a new pitcher is always like Christmas :) Note, that if you order this plant during dry season, it might just come as a bulb and some partial leaves. However, it does propagate quite well, so after a while you will have clusters of numerous plants and as such a pot full of pitchers.

S. jonesii

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Php 900

This plant is also known as S. rubra ssp. jonesii and it is indeed very close to S. rubra. Main difference is that the pitcher feels a little tubbier especially below the mouth. Our clone has these nice low lids with some copper tint on it. The pitchers of our mother plants are exceeding 30cm already, but they probably won't be as tall as our gulfensis clone. This species is almost extinct in nature due to human development and we are happy to present artificially propagated plants for future generations to enjoy.

S. psittacina (Jackson County, Mississippi)

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A very unusual Sarracenia that puts it's pitchers flat on the soil surface. Also for trapping it can't rely on gravity like the others, but on inward pointed bristles. Aside from nectar glands, it also attracts as a light trap, with transparent windows suggesting easy exits, where there are none. This plant is also capable catching under water, so aside from the usual insect diet, tadpoles and mosquito larve can be found in the pitchers. The hook shaped pitchers give the plant it's name: Parrot plant.

S. purpurea

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Php 750

The classic Sarracenia species that is common to many parts of Northern America up to Canada. Despite being a temperate plant it has been performing wonderfully for us, without having any losses. We don't do any dormancy activities, only the climate-typical dry dormancy during the summer months. Among the Sarracenias this species has the longest lasting pitchers and is year round a pleasure to observe. Diameter 8 cm+.

S. purpurea tall

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This is a S. purpurea clone that we got from an Australian nursery. The pitchers are slimmer and taller, than our original purpurea clone. It can be speculated that one is the ssp. purpurea and the other the ssp. venosa, but that would be speculation ;-) Be WARNED that the sales plants are still small and sorta juvenile looking, but due to public demand we are releasing already.

S. rubra

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Php 500

This is probably the real thing, to be specific the larger (ours reached already 70cm in full sun!) gulfensis clone, but it arrived unlabeled. S. rubra is one of the top insect catchers and pitcher makers - a very active plant, great for beginners. After a few years of intense propagation, we were able to create a good breeding stock and can offer a continuous supply of these wonderful plants... Sales plants height: 15cm+

S. 'rubra'

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This plant originates from some nursery in Manila, who got it on a wholesale import. These kinds of plants are sometimes dubious, if their given name is really correct, so take the name with caution, especially as our mother plant is already near 50cm.

It is an all green plant, which is very prolific and produces lots of strong pitchers with a mild indumentum and detailed red veins. It is a good fly catcher as you can always hear struggling insects when you are near the plant.

S. 'Judith Hindle'

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Php 350

This Hybrid is the cross of Sarracenia (leucophylla x flava "rugelli") x S. purpurea "chipola". While the plant still looks a lot like S. leucophylla it has a more impressive lid and dark purple colors once aged, plus most importantly it produces loads of pitchers. This is a vigorous beginners plant. Height of sales plants: 15 cm+

S. 'Scarlet Belle'

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Php 250

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This Hybrid is the cross of Sarracenia leucophylla and S. psittacina. The parents of these plants have been selected out of large amount of plants to get the utmost in beauty and vigorosity. While S. leucophylla is responsible for the beauty, S. psittacina can be accounted for the sheer amout of pitchers this plant is producing. In nature you find mostly only the reverse cross Sarracenia x wrigleyana (S. psittacina x leucophylla). Sales plants beyond 6 cm diameter.

S. rubra x minor (Okefenokee giant)

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In this hybrid S. minor dominates strongly, which is nice, because it is a very spectacular species, known for it's hooded lid. The back of lid is illuminated by large window-like white areas, fooling the insect to have an easy escape.

S. 'Mitch'

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Php 1,200

This plant arrived unlabeled. It looks somewhat like a S. Mitchelliana x leucophylla 'whitetop' that's why we call it 'Mitch' for now. Mitchelliana is S. purpurea x leucophylla, so I would wonder though why the lid is bend over that much, which suggests a S. minor trait. Nevertheless this is an awesome, sometimes extremely white and quite voluminous plant, we enjoy it very much in our midst - hence it is (still) so expensive, harhar.

S. hybrid C

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We got a delivery with new Sarracenia hybrids. They don't have names and they will never have. At the same time they won't be for sale any time near... but hopefully one day in future. There is a hybrid called 'Ladies in waiting' which looks quite alike with this plant.

S. "Leucosomething"

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A very pretty and prolific hybrid. Certainly it has some leucophylla in it, maybe minor, too. But it produces loads of pitchers, is generally quite tall and propagates frequently and is recommended for beginners. Sales plants are 15 cm or taller, at first green with red veins, the white patches develop as the plant matures. Our mother plants are exceeding 60cm these days...

S. leucophylla 'Redneck'

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S. purpurea ruffled

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S. "Hoodie"

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