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White Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia leucophylla

Also known as

Pitcher plant, White trumpets

Full Sun
Advanced care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

White Pitcher Plant Overview

This carnivorous perennial is semi evergreen and can form a spreading clump over time. Erect slender pitchers with purple veins and white lids it produces reddish-purple nodding flowers in spring.

Common problems with White Pitcher Plant

Generally disease free but can be attacked Aphids, Mealy bugs, Scale insects and Tortrix moths.

How to harvest White Pitcher Plant

Generally not harvested but seeds can be collected in autumn when ripe.

How to propagate White Pitcher Plant

Seed

Cold stratify seeds for two weeks prior to sowing. Sow in spring at 16-21C

Division

Propagate from seeds or division in spring.

Special features of White Pitcher Plant

Indoor plant

Wet sites

Other uses of White Pitcher Plant

Insect catchers (insectivorous).