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Plants / Carnivorous / Sarracenia


Sarracenia, commonly known as pitcher plants, are fascinating carnivorous perennials found in wetlands of North America. Renowned for their distinctive pitcher-shaped leaves, these plants lure, trap, and digest insects as a nutrient source. Adaptable to various climates, Sarracenia thrives in acidic, nutrient-poor soils. These captivating and resilient plants, with their unique ecological niche, exemplify nature’s ingenuity and serve as remarkable additions to carnivorous plant collections and bog gardens.

Plant Care Guide

Full Sunlight


Sarracenia requires five or more hours a day of direct sunlight so place your plant in an east or south facing window to get all that light. If your plant is looking spindly and flops other that means your plant is in need of more sunlight. When Sarracenia plants go dormant in the late fall through winter they don’t need as much sun.

Frequent Watering


Keep your plant’s soil moist to wet and do not let your soil dry out. Flooding your plant occasionally helps with washing away deposits that can rise to toxic levels. Rainwater is preferred when watering Sarracenia but if you can’t collect rainwater, distilled water should suffice. To water your plant, place it in a small dish to have your plant soak up the water from the roots up.



Between two or three parts peat moss and one part sand is the perfect concoction for your Sarracenia. They love acidic, nutrient poor, moisture retentive soil.

High Humidity


Sarracenias can handle a range of temperatures from 30 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. In the winter, the plants should get a temperature between 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit to cause the plant to go into dormancy. Sarracenias like humidity above 50%, if it is too low it can cause the rim of the plant to dry out.