Sarracenia ‘Fiona’ – 9cm
Sarracenia Fiona is also commonly known as a Pitcher plant or trumpet pitcher.
They are native to North-America.
Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants. Young plants are green and as they mature they take on a red colour. They have long trumpet shaped leaves with a red flush at the tips. The colour attracts insects and flies inside. The leaves of a pitcher plant are known as pitfall traps, they feature a deep cavity that is filled with a digestive fluid that is made by the plants and it attracts its prey with bright leaves and once they are lured in with their nectar they can not get back out and die.
This plant has an upright growing habit and can grow as tall as 10 inches.
Non-toxic to pets and humans but we advise to keep them away as it could possibly cause stomach upset.
Is not sold with the ceramic pot shown in the picture.
*Please note* Plants may have been watered before shipping, do not water upon arrival unless they are dry.
Full sun (direct light) – A plant that needs full sun requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily to not only survive but thrive. South facing windows are perfect for this but if you do not have any look for a site that gets drenched in plenty of sunlight. No barriers between your plant and the light should be present e.g. a tree casting a shadow.
Top Tip – Plants tend to grow towards the light – rotate your plant every time you water it to make them grow evenly.
High Demand – Before you water always feel the soil. The soil should always be moist as this plant loves water and does not like to dry out. However, they love the perfect balance between wet and dry so if you squeeze the soil and water weeps out, then it is too wet to water again. If the plant gets too much water, it is at risk of rot.
Water type sensitive – Try not to use water straight from the tap because this plant is extremely sensitive. You can use filtered water, rain water or tap water which has been sat out for at least 24 hours to allow some of the chemicals to evaporate.
These are the recommended temperatures for your plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy: 18°C-25°C
As a general rule, do not feed or fertilise carnivorous plants. Grown under the conditions, the plants will be able to collect enough insects on their own to do well. Most carnivorous plants only need an insect or two a month in order to flourish.
High humidity – This means keeping them in a warm, humid, draft free location. You can increase humidity by using pebble trays under your pots, by grouping plants close together, by misting in the morning and of course using a humidifier.
Special mix – 1 part organic peat free with 1 part sand works well for most carnivorous plants. Flytraps prefer a bit more sand, and nepenthes prefer much more soil.
Toxicity – Non-toxic
As with any plant, do not repot within 1-2 weeks of receiving as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.