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Carnivorous Trumpet Pitcher Care

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Carnivorous plants use specialized foliage to attract and trap their prey, such as insects and small animals.

 

Light

Your Pitcher Plant prefers bright indirect light. It will tolerate low light, but growth may slow.

Water

Water when the top 25% of the soil is dry, do not allow the soil to dry out completely. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer. The pitchers of your plant need to maintain water at all times. If they appear to be dried out, add half an inch of filtered water or rainwater to each pitcher.

Humidity

Your Pitcher Plant will greatly benefit from added humidity. They can tolerate lower humidity, but will often stop growing new pitchers and you might see some die-off of existing pitchers. You can add humidity for your pitcher plant by misting them, adding a humidifier nearby, or using a pebble tray.

Temperature

our Pitcher Plant will grow best in temperatures above 15 degrees.

Food

Your plant does not need any fertilizer, as it gains nutrition from the insects it traps and digests. Using fertilizer can actually harm your plant as it is not used to living in nutrient-rich soils.

Toxicity

Your Pitcher Plant is mildly toxic and may cause digestive issues if ingested.

Additional Care

If you do not have many insects in your home and want to give them a little treat, you can feed them a recently dead or live insect such as a fly, roach, or spider once every month. Make sure that the insect fits into the pitcher easily.

 

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