Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa - Southern Huntsman's Cup

£7.35

Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa - Southern Huntsman's Cup

£7.35

Only 1 now in stock

Producing a rosette of semi-recumbent pitchers that rely on rain to fill them with fluid to catch prey, this subspecies differs from ssp. purpurea by having pitchers that are noticeably more bulbous, particularly in the upper half. The hood is larger, and the lip is often more pronounced. There can be considerable degrees of colour intensity evident in different plants, but invariably, newly opened pitchers tend to be predominantly green with some red veining, the red colouration becoming more predominant as they age. Pitchers can reach about 20cm in length on mature plants, occasionally larger depending on the clone and the conditions.

Left undisturbed, these can form very large clumps which can look particularly attractive in spring when they can produce an abundance of solitary flower stems.

Moderately hardy in the U.K; therefore, it is best grown indoors under glass, and can be a good houseplant provided it is given good light, however, it will grow satisfactorily outside in many parts of the U.K.

From division.

Repot in THRIVE™ + the following size pot when applicable:

7cm > 10cm square or 10cm Decorative

10cm > 13cm square or 13cm Decorative

13cm > 20.5cm Decorative


Sent potted, in either a 7cm square pot, a 10cm Decorative pot or a 13cm Decorative pot. Supplied with a full-colour printed identification label, which includes basic cultural details.

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