Sarracenia minor

Sarracenia minor

Pitcher plant

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Sarracenia minor
  • Common name: Pitcher plant
  • Family: Sarraceniaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory, House plant, Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

The cloaked villain of the Sarracenia family, the lid of the Sarracenia minor pitcher forms a domed canopy over the mouth, giving pitchers a ‘shifty appearance’. To the rear of the pitcher ‘head’ are numerous white spots, which are actually light-windows thought to help attract prey. Pitchers are shorter than other varieties, typically reaching only 30cm in height.

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For best results, grow in nutrient-poor compost and keep it moist at all times, typically by standing in a tray of rainwater. There’s no need to feed with conventional plant food; instead place dead or alive insects in the pitchers, which the plants will feed from. In winter allow to die down and remove any browning foliage. Keep compost damp but don’t stand in too much water. Reduce heat but don’t allow the plant to get too warm.

How to grow Sarracenia minor

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Soil type: Acidic / boggy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do not Sow in March

Do not Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Sarracenia minor and wildlife

Sarracenia minor has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Sarracenia minor poisonous?

Sarracenia minor has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Sarracenia minor

Cephalotus follicularis
Plants

Cephalotus follicularis

Australian pitcher plant