Sarracenia Juthatip SoperWednesday, July 01, 2009
I bought this Sarracenia Juthatip Soper, a showy genus of carnivorous/insectivorous plant, from Cameron Highlands last week. I was drawn to it as the pitchers grow together like a bouquet of flowers. At the time of purchase, I did not realise that this is actually a difficult plant to care for.
Thank God that I am blogging now. When I told Prospero about this plant (who has been growing carnivorous plants), she immediately warned me that it is important to always keep the roots cool.
Prospero further advised me to get spaghnum peat moss, keeping it moist/wet always, and to use a much larger pot to keep the roots cool.
But I used coconut husk fibres instead as I do not have spaghnum peat moss. I soaked the fibres for a few hours and rinsed them thoroughly to get rid of the sodium (thanks for this tip too, Prospero!). I have now made a 'nest' for the plant to rest on.
Then I covered the top with a thin layer of soil to make it look nicer ;-)
Below is the current state of the plant (after one week). I have placed this plant under shade with some indirect sunlight in the late afternoon and it is watered every morning.
After all the effort, I really hope that this plant would do well ;-)