Sarracenia oreophila


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(3 customer reviews)

Sarracenia oreophila is the most endangered of all American pitcher plant species. It is known to exist at only a handful of sites in North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama but several efforts are underway to preserve these populations and prevent total extinction. S. oreophila differs from other Sarracenia species in that pitcher form primarily in spring and early summer. By midsummer, the pitchers are replaced by curved phyllodia (non-carnivorous leaves). Adapted to mountain conditions, S. oreophila can survive brief temperature drops down to 0°F. It is also known for its ability to add vigor to offspring when hybridized with other Sarracenia species.

Please Note: Due to its critically endangered status, we can only offer S. oreophila to customers in the state of Ohio. 

*This plant ships bare root*

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Size and packing method: You will receive a bare root plant about 2 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

Mature size: 12-24 inches tall on average
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: 40-75%
Water: Keep damp at all times, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Temperature: 32-85°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.

3 reviews for Sarracenia oreophila

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

  2. Cynthia (verified owner)

    plants were very healthy

  3. Jennifer K. (verified owner)

    It was delivered exactly as pictured to my amazement, even though most sarracenia would be dormant at this time of year. Highly, highly recommend.

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