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Sarracenia leucophylla (House Plant)

White Trumpet, Pitcher plant

Half-hardy Perennial

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A well known carnivorous plant which makes a fascinating houseplant

Beautiful white-topped pitcher that are heavily veined with crimson red

Make an absorbing conversation piece

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For an unusual house plant that will certainly draw attention, look no further than Sarracenia leucophylla. Commonly known as the Pitcher plant, this carnivorous plant produces slender, deeply veined pitchers that colour to crimson red at their open mouths. The pitchers lure insects to the nectar offered within each vase, but once inside the insect becomes trapped, and is slowly digested by the plant. This intriguing house plant makes a fascinating specimen for a cool conservatory, frost free porch, or bright room indoors. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

Please note: Some houseplants are toxic or harmful to pets if ingested. If you believe your pet has consumed a poisonous plant then seek veterinary attention immediately. Take a sample of the plant with you.

Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Half-hardy Perennial

conservatorygreenhouse

full sun


1 plant in 12cm pot (TKA2938)
2 plants in 12cm pots (TKA8206)

Grow Sarracenia in bright light, with around 6 hours of full sun per day. They require a frost free position such as a cool conservatory, porch, or bright room indoors with a temperature of 15C (60F) – 32C (90F).

Sarracenia will need permanently moist (but not soggy) soil. This is best achieved by regular watering in a water tray throughout the growing season - avoid watering from above. Always use rainwater or distilled water, as carnivorous plants are particularly sensitive to the chemicals contained in tap water. Sarracenia do not need feeding - they will catch all of the food that they need themselves.

In autumn, Sarracenia become dormant and the pitchers begin to die back. These can be trimmed away as they die. The compost should be kept just moist throughout the winter. Resume watering, when plants start into growth again. During winter these plants require a temperature of around 5C (32F).

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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