Pitcher Plant Planter
Our native pitcher plants can make a great conversation piece in a planter. It is important to purchase the plants from a reputable grower. Pitcher plants like a sunny location and need wet soil. This pot is placed in a 2” saucer covered with window screening to keep mosquitoes out. The plants stay outside all year, they need to have a winter dormant rest. This is a zone 7B area.
A good container choice is plastic or ceramic to keep the plants from drying out. There are a number of potting mixes that work for pitcher plants. A basic one is a combination of washed sand and peat moss. The peat moss needs to be fertilizer free. Fertilizer can burn the plants. The container should be watered with rainwater or distilled water. Chlorine and the minerals in tap water can be harmful to the plants.