A bright sunny windowsill with several hours of direct sunlight is a fantastic location to grow many types of carnivorous plants. The Windowsill Collection has two pitcher plants and two sundews, excellent plants for first-time growers! When sold individually, these plants retail for $42.80. Get them as a collection for only $29.95!
Typically we recommend growing Sarracenia outdoors as cold hardy plants, but Sarracecenia purpurea venosa is one of the few Sarracenia that will grow well in a sunny windowsill throughout the year. It remains relatively small, which is ideal for a windowsill. Just make sure the plant receives a minimum of four hours of direct, unobstructed sunlight and bright filtered sun during the rest of the day.
- Sarracenia purpurea venosa (American pitcher plant)
- Nepenthes ventricosa (Asian pitcher plant)
- Drosera capensis (Cape sundew, broad leaf form)
- Drosera spatulata (Spoon-leaf sundew)
Nepenthes ventricosa is native native to the Philippines. It's a woody vine that produces tubby pitchers at the end of each leaf. It also grows well in a windowsill will alongside Sarracenia purpurea.
Drosera capensis and Drosera spatulata have sparking leaves that are sticky to the touch. Give these plants ample sun to maintain their dewy appearance.
Plants You Receive
, Drosera capensis
, and Drosera spatulata
are shipped in individual 3-inch pots. Nepenthes ventricosa
is shipped in a 4-inch pot.
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Partial sun. A south window with several hours of direct sunlight and bright indirect sun during the rest of the day is ideal.
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million).
Tolerant of very cool temperatures, but protect from frost.