Sarracenia purpurea

August 12, 2017 17:51 | Carnivorous Flowers

Sarracenia purpurea

This representative outstretched Sarracenia.The rounded shape jugs lie on the soil surface.The cover is more like a frill, extending along the opening pitcher.Some researchers believe that this is not the kind of carnivorous plants, and recumbency pitcher due to the need to get rid of excess rainwater easily fall into it through the open mouth.Painting pitcher in this species of dark purple, slightly folded walls and velvety.

Flowers large, 5-8 cm in diameter, drooping, pale pink color, with the scent of violets.

It should be noted that the original form of Sarracenia pestle: the upper part of the column is in the form of a large umbrella, and small stigmas are under the umbrella of the blades.

Courtship.Sarracenia sufficiently stable to growing conditions, especially S. yellowish.It needs bright light, even with a certain amount of direct sunlight.Sarracenia absolutely not tolerate drafts, at the same time it is favorable for the fresh air.

Watering is abundant, in the period o

f active growth of the pot to a height of about 25 mm must remain in the water, from October to April 1 plant watered once a week.After the transplant, watering intensity increases significantly - up daily.During the growing season humidity maintained at 50-60%.Spraying is only permitted for Sarracenia purpurea.

As a substrate, a mixture of peat, coarse the cut peat moss, coarse sand in the ratio 3: 2: 1s the addition of charcoal.The sand can be replaced by vermiculite or perlite.

Sarracenia differ clearly pronounced rest period, which falls during the winter months.The main problem in this period - the need to maintain high humidity, with a significant decrease in temperature - up to 5-7 ° C.You can put a pot with a plant in teplichku, which is mounted on the window sill, and is fenced off from the warm room air with plastic wrap.

Sarracenia infestation of aphids, scale insects.Also notes rot fungi that cause p.Botrytis.

Sarracenia propagated by dividing the bush, however make this operation only when the plant reaches a considerable size.Too frequent division Sarracenia shrinking and may even die.

tuberous roots possible reproduction, in which case the treated sections charcoal powder in a mixture with fungicides.