Trumpet Pitchers or North American Pitcher Plants (Latin name Sarracenia) are probably the easiest of all carnivorous plants to grow, with the largest appetite for houseflies bluebottles and wasps.
The traps (which are the modified leaves)vary in size and secrete nectar around the top to attract flies, which eventually lose their footing on the waxy surface and slide down into the pitcher.
Trumpet Pitchers (Sarracenias) are best grown in full sun. This can be a sunny windowsill, conservatory or outdoors in a bog garden or pot. They are great for an environmentally friendly way to control flies in the house, and occasionally eat slugs outside!
Trumpet Pitchers have magnificent flowers in early spring, and even attractive seed heads that carry on until the end of the season. Both seed heads and pitchers are prized by floral arrangers.
Stand in 2cm of rain water or soft water in a very sunny position like a conservatory, greenhouse or outside in full sun. Pitcher Plants are herbaceous and the traps will die down over winter to be replaced the following year.
Pitcher Plant Hybrid (JG3040)