Sarracenia x excellens

Sarracenia x excellens

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 not 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 x excellens
  • Common name: Pitcher plant
  • Family: Sarraceniaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory, House plant, Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Sarracenias, commonly known as pitcher plants, are carnivorous plants mainly from North America. They bear flowers that grow singly on tall leafless stalks and most have long tubular ‘pitchers’. Inside these pitchers is a well of digestive fluid that breaks down prey, which is then absorbed by the plant.

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Sarracenia x excellens is an attractive plant that has green pitchers that have red veins and white spots near the top. The deep red flowers appear in early spring.

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Sarracenia x excellens is a great choice for a sunny conservatory or greenhouse. For best results, keep the compost moist at all times – stand on a tray of rainwater. Grow in specialist, nutrient-poor compost. There’s no need to feed sarracenias with conventional plant food; the plants will feed from insects that are attracted to the traps. If these are in short supply you can feed the plant with dead insects.

How to grow Sarracenia excellens

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun

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
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 not 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 excellens and wildlife

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

Is Sarracenia excellens poisonous?

Sarracenia excellens 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