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Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Dioecious


The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 (Part 3)The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 (Part 3)
By NEILMUIR1 on June 14, 2011

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Posted by terrafirma (NE. FL. - Zone 9a) on Sep 23, 2013 1:12 PM

A wonderful carnivorous plant. It is native to SE. Asia. One of the easiest and most popular to grow. They prefer bright indirect light. Dappled shade is great. They should never be allowed to dry completely. Keep them moist, preferably with rain water, distilled/purified water, or boiled water that has been allowed to rest about 24 hours. Fertilization should not be a necessity. They prefer a very porous, low fertile mix, such as long fiber sphagnum moss, peat moss, and perlite. It should be a very well-draining medium so that air can reach the rooting system. Roots are typically black in color and very fine. The pitchers do create a digestive fluid, but making sure that they don't dry out completely will help. If needed, a 1/2" of rain or distilled/purified water can be added. It should not be necessary to 'feed' your pitchers, unless you are growing them where they won't have access to bugs. In that case, an occasional fly, cockroach, or other small insect can be added.

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