Sarracenia flava

Its range extends from southern Alabama, through Florida and Georgia, to the coastal plains of southern Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Populations also exist in the Piedmont and mountains of North Carolina.

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You may call this plant the yellow pitcher plant because "flava" is Latin for yellow. There are seven varieties of Sarracenia flava, but these are mostly variations in the pitcher coloration.

Cultivation:


Light and temperature: The Sarracenia is a temperate climate species, so throughout the year it should be grown outside. The plant can be kept inside only if special  lighting is used for the cultivation. During the winter (  and only if it is icy ), it is preferable to keep it inside, although it tolerates the outside conditions  fairly well. It needs  direct sunlight in summer and winter to properly develop (at least 3-4 hours).
 
Irrigation: Place the pot over a bowl or saucer with a few inches of water to keep the substratum always damp, but not waterlogged. It can be given a water break one day a week or so.

 

Substrate: peat should be used WITHOUT COMPOST (It can be found in our shop). Do not use universal or compost peat moss as it would die within months. It is  recommended to mix the peat with perlite / vermiculite, or quartz sand to provide a less compact substrate, where the roots will develop much better, encouraging the growth of the plant. It is an ideal plant for beginners, as long as you follow our cultivation guide.

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