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White pitcher plant  

Sarracenia leucophylla

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White pitcher plant is part of the Sarracenia genus. Its scientific name is Sarracenia leucophylla.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Red.

It is an aquatic and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater).

White pitcher plant normally grows to a mature height of 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet imperial). This plant tends to bloom in mid spring.

United States is believed to be where White pitcher plant originates from.

Be aware that White pitcher plant typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.

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How to grow White pitcher plant

  • Full Sun

  • Very High

Needs to be kept constantly moist and likes high humidity.

Use only distilled or RO water or rainwater.

Sarracenias require a dormant period in winter and must be left outside unless it’s freezing.

Do not feed and do not fertilize.

Position in a full sun location and remember to water very often. Use Zone 6 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. White pitcher plant tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 3.0 and 6.0 meaning it does best in strongly acidic soil - weakly acidic soil. Keep in mind when planting that White pitcher plant is thought of as hardy, so White pitcher plant will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months.

See our list of companion Plants for White pitcher plant to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing White pitcher plant from seed

Transplanting White pitcher plant

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as White pitcher plant is a hardy plant.

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Other names for White pitcher plant

Pitcher plant

Sarracenia leucophylla Raf.

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