A small pitcher plant: Sarracenia minor
A typical pitcher plant with long, thin tubes and a little
1788 was made by Walt the first description (Minor = small).
The plant can be found in the coastal regions of north Florida
up to the southern part of North Carolina. A special huge form
(Sarr. minor "giant") can be found in the Okefenokee
marshes. The plant is moreover a quite little pitcher plant with
about 25-35 cm of total amount (type "giant" to 60 cm).
I have purchased my plant in the "standard" form - I thought. But
the tubes reach almost 60 cm of length an are narrow. So my plant is certainly the typ "Okefenoke Gigant"
For the attitude:
The plant needs a winter rest period like all pitcher plants with
a cool location. It can be held outside in summer.
The species of Sarr. minor has a couple of interesting "constructions"
such as "window" at the back. The entrance is sugared
with honey for the victims and has moreover the light from the
back "windows" into the dark trap inside. Through this
the insects shall be weighed into safety and crawl into the trap.
Right above: Little sun was available to the plant in winter (in the apartment) - the plant is quite green.
Directly over the text: The plant is with a beautiful red coloring - it's growing outside.
Beside - the measurement of a big pitcher.
the next picture: The plant does not only eat insects - some insects also eat the plant...