Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea "New Jersey" x psittacina (Small) Potted

$ 19.99

Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea "New Jersey" x psittacina is the natural hybrid known as x courtii.  In nature it's the southern venosa type that crosses with psittacina here Damon has used the extremely cold tolerant northern subspecies; purpurea.  The plants stay low and are dark red with waxy leaves like those of purpurea purpurea.  They can reach 8-12" across at maturity. These are seed-grown plants.

Care Instructions
Sun: Full sun outdoors
Water: Always sitting in at least two inches of distilled or purified water, they prefer deep saucers of water or undrained containers in order to recreate their very water logged conditions
Temperature: 15 degrees - 100 degrees, needs protection from colder winters and always keep very wet when hot
Dormancy: All Sarracenia require a winter dormancy starting in October and ending in February. Many of the pitchers will turn brown and die back during this time. Leave them outdoors in full sun, sitting in distilled water during this period. If you live in an area that snows; over winter them indoors on a sunny windowsill in an unheated room or garage. Still sitting in full sun and distilled water.

Soil: Plant comes potted in a custom mix of four parts peat moss to one part perlite.

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