Sarracenia leucophylla f. viridescens

$20.00

Out of stock

(2 customer reviews)

Sarracenia leucophylla f. viridescens is a rare form of S. leucophylla which lacks red pigment causing the plants to remain green and white and produce greenish-yellow flowers. The plants lure prey with nectar and bright colors and the pitchers fill rapidly with insects. Since the white coloration is highly visible in moonlight, it is thought this may aid in trapping nocturnal insects. Pitchers grown in summer and fall are often more robust than the first set of pitchers that form in spring.

*This plant ships bare root*

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Description

Size and packing method: You will receive a bare root plant 2-4 inches tall, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel. These plants are very young and will need some time to mature. If selecting with soil mix, you will receive two cups of our prepackaged Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix in addition to the bare root plant. This quantity of soil is roughly enough to fill one 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch square pot.

Growing requirements

Light: Full sun
Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix, pure peat, peat-sand mix, or long-fiber sphagnum
Feeding: Feed bugs or fish food every 2-3 weeks, fertilizer such as Osmocote may be added to pitchers sparingly or Maxsea as a foliar feed may be used for plants with young pitchers
Humidity: 50-90%
Water: Keep soil damp at all times, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Temperature: 35-95°F
Dormancy: Growth stops during winter and leaf edges brown, allow 3-4 months at 50°F or less, give less light and keep soil damp, clip off old leaves once dormancy is over

Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.

2 reviews for Sarracenia leucophylla f. viridescens

  1. Thomas (verified owner)

    Very good packaging, plant came in good condition.

  2. Steve L. (verified owner)

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