Sarracenia "Venosa Red" Purple Pitcher Plant-Flytrap King
Sarracenia "Venosa Red" Purple Pitcher Plant-Flytrap King

Sarracenia purpurea "Venosa Red" - Purple Pitcher Plant

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Description:  Sarracenia purpurea "Venosa Red" is a superior selection of the purple pitcher plant; a native of the coastal plane of the US. Its attractive leaf shape is unique in that it collects rainwater to drown bugs for fertilizer!

If you are considering experimenting with growing any of the members of the genus Sarracenia as a houseplant, Sarracenia purpurea is a good choice.  It can survive in the low-light conditions of a very sunny windowsill.  Unlike its large-growing cousin Sarracenia flava, the compact habit of Sarracenia purpurea lends itself to indoor growing.  Please be aware that it is a perennial and will always be more healthy planted in ideal growing conditions.  

Pitcher Plant Care:  Plant in full sun to part shade outdoors. Use peat moss and perlite in a very large planter and keep it wet. In a bog garden, use a mixture of peat moss and sand. It loses its leaves in the winter. Cold hardy to 20F in a pot and 0F in the ground.

Orders placed from the following states will ship Bare Root: AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA