The yellow Pitcher plant - Sarracenia flava
A typical pitcher plant, with long pitchers and with a cover is Sarracenia flava. The pitchers arrive a height of 45 inches and can catch many insects. Homeland of Sarracenia flava is the east/southeast of the USA. So the plant requires a winter dormancy. There will be typical signals of the coming dormancy: The plant produces no more traps - only phyllodia. After flowering in spring Sarracenia flava will produce pitchers again. The plant likes a bright, sunny place with watering per tray method (in summer; in winter the soil should be kept light moist). The soil should be a mixture of peat and sand (3:1).
Flowering of Sarracenia flava
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