Sarracenia purpurea (Purple Pitcher Plant) seeds
Height: 30cm, Spread: 30cm
Position: Sun and wet, lime free soil
Packet of 25 seeds
Note: Water with rainwater or purified water whenever possible.
Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year on the surface of a moist, free-draining peat based seed compost (eg. Levington) mixed in equal parts with vermiculite, or, for even better results, a specialist compost for carnivorous plants (available at any garden centre). Propagate at 23 to 27C in a propagator, greenhouse or on a windowsill indoors sealed in a polythene bag. Take care to keep the soil moist at all times. Germination should take place in 10 to 90 days.
Growing Instructions: Grow the seedlings on at around 20C keeping the soil moist. When large enough to handle, pot up individually into 6 – 8cm pots using carnivorous plant compost. They need lots of light and must be kept well watered. Can be grown outdoors in a sunny, damp spot or in a container. Can also be grown indoors as a houseplant and moved outside in summer if you wish. Will benefit greatly from being moved to a light, cool place indoors and watered slightly less for the winter as they grow better if they have a relatively dormant period.