A Pitcher Plant Offers More Than Just Beauty

A Pitcher Plant Offers More Than Just Beauty

By Published November 2017 Updated June 2022

There are many plants that you can use to add beauty and intrigue to a garden or patio. Gardeners who want something truly unique will appreciate the Sarracenia, also known as the pitcher plant. Pitcher plants are carnivorous which means that they eat meat in the form of insects, so they are perfect for garden areas where insect infestation may be a problem. Insects are eaten by pitcher plants when they are lured into the cylindrical leaf or pitcher by the sweet scent that the plant gives off. The inside of the leaf is so slippery that insects cannot escape once they have entered. Insects trapped by pitcher plants will either die of exhaustion from escape attempts or simply drown.

If you have an insect problem in your garden area, pitcher plants are an excellent way to reduce bugs while providing you with beautiful perennial plants to show off. Pitcher plants thrive in soil that has low nitrogen levels and they do require a bit of special care. You should be certain that you are placing a pitcher plant in a sunny area. The ideal location for these perennials is an area that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. Pitcher plants are adored for their beautiful colors and providing them with enough sunlight each day will intensify these colors.

Most gardeners choose sarracenia for terrariums, although in the right location you could certainly add them to your outdoor garden. Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. can help you to choose the right perennial flowers and plants for your specific location. We offer many beautiful choices and information regarding each plant so you will know where and when you should plant them. For pitcher plants, air conditioners tend to provide an atmosphere that is too dry and colder regions do not provide the right temperatures for keeping pitcher plants outdoors.

When planning your garden area there are a number of things that you will need to keep in mind. You should understand what planting zone you are in and which plants will thrive in your region. Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. can help you to choose the perfect perennials for your specific region. We grow many hybrids and species in our gardens and offer a number of choices throughout the year. Feel free to browse our website for more information or contact us at Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. today.

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