Posted: 21/04/2015 at 09:28
rainwater is good but as long as you don't have hard water tap water can be just as good at a push, water from the top (so that any building up impurities are washed thru) but make sure you have a tray underneath that can hold about 1-2 inches of water, most pitcher plants are fairly hardy bog plants after all,
I have mine growing around my pond along with some Darlingtonia cobra lily's, Venus fly traps and sundews.
most of mine stay outside all year and only get some horticultural fleece chucked over them when the forecast say -5 or less overnight. so pollination is not a problem, I just let the bees get on with it, the flowers are on long stalks so they're far away from the pitchers, but I've never seen a bee get caught by on anyway -plenty of wasps and blue bottles (or midge/mosquito on the sundews)