Pretty Sarra

Friday, July 02, 2010

My Sarracenia has already been living in my garden for a year now... and the pitchers have been growing steadily.

The tallest pitcher is about 20 inches in height.

I feed the plant with grasshopper when I catch one (small ones that is!). Else, the pitcher itself attracts lots of ants to feed itself.


The plant has been always been in this pot that's located under my porch, which is a brightly shaded area. The indirect sunlight shines from the right side, hence you might notice that new pitchers tend to grow towards that direction. And if you look closely you may also see that the blush is on the right side.

((((( Help me grow flower faster! )))))

Thank you!

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20 comments

  1. Looks like you've got a lot of hungry mouths to feed. Pretty colors!

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  2. Your Sarr sure looks very healthy, Steph. Do you put them to "sleep" in the fridge somehow?

    My Sarr is fine, too, but I've been wondering if I should put it in the fridge to "sleep" this coming winter.

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  3. Love your sarra. I'm giving up on them since I don't have the right place to store them during dormancy. Just stick to good old neps!

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  4. Hi Steph. Your sarracenia looks great! I have about 100 seedlings (mixed sarracenia species) that have popped up over the last few days. I just have to make sure they don't dry up.

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  5. richtig spannende Pflanzen! Nur ein ganz klein wenig Horror, lach.
    Ja, all my Dogs very smart,
    Thank you for Comments.

    liebe Grüße Dörte

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  6. If Kakdah see your pretty Sarra, I am sure she will rush to local nursery and get hold of one. Beautiful plant, and what you observe really emphasize the importance of sunlight to plants... ~bangchik

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  7. Very nice Sarra! I have always admired people who can get these to grow successfully! Such a pretty color to gaze upon.

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  8. The Sarra are very pretty. I have not come across these here.

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  9. wow, these are really pretty!

    I have never had any luck with these. A woman sells different pitcher plants and flytraps and all at the farmer's market. Perhaps I'll try again. I'll know who to come to when I need advice! I never would have imagined they could be so pretty.

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  10. Looks like something from another planet! I've never seen anything like it. Great.

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  11. Wow...fantastic..was always fascinated by the pitcher plant during my school days!!

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  12. The stand up and look like flowers. What a unique and useful plant.

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  13. They are such interesting plants. Feeding themselves what a good idea. I bought once a sundew for my granddaughter. I grew this one in one of my ponds. With time it got overgrown with other water loving plants and disappeared. It looks like it found a better place. Yours looks lovely and healthy with its nice blush.

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  14. saw this pitcher plant in C Highlands but i bought a Stevia plant for it's sweet tasting leaves.

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  15. Your sarra look great! i never had/interested in having pitcher plants before but now i have all reason to have 1!

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  16. What a pretty plant. Looks too pretty to be the carnivore that it is.
    Suzanne

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  17. Carnivorous plants have always been my fancy since i was a kid, but till now i haven't grown them. I thought they are living normally in subtropical climates or in rainforests so maybe difficult to grow in dry and hot environments. I suppose Malaysia is the same as Manila, so i salute your gardening skills. thanks Steph for your ID of unknown species.

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  18. I clicked on the pictures to make them bigger so I could see better. beautiful shades of pink and green! The second picture looks too scary, I was too afraid to enlarge it - hah hah :D

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  19. Sarra only sound scary as it is a carnivorous plant. The plant is really easy to care for and keep growing wondrous pitchers. If I have 100 of them, I cannot imagine how astonishing my garden would be ;-D

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  20. Enjoyed very much looking at your plant.
    They just thrive in your garden.

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