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Sarracenia purpurea venosa

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Sarracenia purpurea venosa Pitcher Plant, Carnivorous Plant,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
TBA Clumping, Upright

A carnivorous plant with modified leaves that form a tuberous pitcher. It attracts their pray by the brightly coloured pigments in the leaves and once inside the prey is trapped. The prey consists of small insects and aquatic organisms that once trapped inside will decompose providing food for the plant. Sarracenia purpurea venosa has a compact form with short trumpets and a erect hood. The foliage is striking in its deep purple veined markings. Naturally occurring in boggy marshes, which have very poor nutrient soil. A perfect plant to grow indoors, in a terrarium, in containers or outside in sheltered marshes or boggy areas.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Habitat, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods

Family Name: Origin:
Sarraceniaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green, Purple
Flower Colour: Purple, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: High, Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Low