White pitcher plant - Sarracenia leucophylla
Rafinesque first described the plant in 1817.
Sarracenia leucophylla is often called 'the most beautiful American
pitcher plant' and is growing in Alabama, (North-) Florida, (South-)
Georgia and Mississippi. The leaves arrive a height of 80 cm /
31 inches (sometimes 100 cm / 40 inches) and have a typical drawing
(upper part is white). The traps start with growing late in summer
or in the fall. The flowers are big and bright red.
In culture, use the water tray method in summer. The plant
prefers a bright, sunny place with normal humidity (about 60%).
The temperature should be in summer about 20-30°C / 68-86°F
and in winter near the freezing point (winter dormancy required).
The plant can tolerate light frost. For soil, use a peat-sand
mixture between 2:1 and 1:1.
Pitchers of a young plant: