Sarracenia flava pitcher plant – “Feed me”

Sarracenia flava with insect3

I could sit and watch pitcher plants all day as prospective food is constantly lured into the waiting pitchers.  Here’s the latest victim this week…a wasp, unaware that he’s the next meal for this hungry Sarracenia flava.  Pitcher plants are quite easy to grow, both in the ground and in containers.  In pots, we grow them in straight peat moss that sits in a tray of water.  Lots of sun is the only other key and you’ll be rewarded with hours of cheap thrills watching nature at its most cunning.  I think these are a great way to get kids interested in horticulture.

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