Sarracenia minor var. okefenokeensis

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Sarracenia minor var. okefenokeensis


Sarracenia minor var. okefenokeensis is a variety of hooded pitcher plant primarily found in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. This variety grows impressively tall compared to the typical form of S. minor and can reach 3 feet or more in height. The plants were originally registered by Peter D’Amato under the name ‘Okee Giant’ before being formally described as S. minor var. okefenokeensis by Dr. Don Schnell. Our plants were originally started by the seed from plants located in Ware County, Georgia and then further propagated via tissue culture, making them a unique clone in cultivation.

Native region: Ware County, Georgia


Size and packing method: You will receive a young bare root plant about 3-6  inches tall, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel. 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

Mature size: 2.5-3+ feet tall
Light: Full sun
Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix, pure peat, peat-sand mix, or long-fiber sphagnum
Feeding: Feed bugs, dried bloodworms, or fish food every 2-3 weeks, fertilizer such as Osmocote may be added to pitchers sparingly
Humidity: 50-90%
Water: Keep wet 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 but keep soil wet, clip off old leaves once dormancy is over

Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.

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