Trumpet Pitcher Plants
. Friday, January 08, 2016
Tips for successfully growing your Tropic Pitcher Plants:
- Trumpet Pitcher Plants can be grown inside or in a sheltered position outdoors. Prefers full sun position however will tolerate a minimum of 5 hours of sunlight a day.
- Trumpet Pitcher Plants must be kept moist at all times – therefore should be kept in a tray of water. It is best if the water level cover 1/5 of the pot height. If standing the plat in a pond at least 25mm (1inch) of the pot should be above the water level.
- If possible water the plant with rain water – tap water is acceptable however if you can collect rain water this is preferred.
- Most flowers appear in spring.
- If you wish to re-pot your plant, you must use peat moss or sphagnum moss. Re-potting should be done in either spring or summer.
- The Trumpet Pitcher plant’s older leaves will gradually die back from the top down. These should be pruned back regularly to keep plant tidy. During the warmer months, when leaves die back they are replaced with new leaves. Continue to water and look forward to seeing the flowers and new leaves.
- Most growing problems can be solved by giving more or less sun and more or less water. So don’t be afraid to move your plant around.