4 Important points for Sarracenia indoor growing

There are many peoblems you may meet when you grow Sarracenia, The following I will show you 4 important points for you to grow  Sarracenia in door under the indoor grow lamp

I.Plant Card

Scientific Name






Plant Type

Perennial Vine

Native State

Sarracenia is native to North America and grows mostly in the acid swamps of the eastern United States to the southeastern and coastal plains of the Gulf of Mexico

Breeding Method

Sowing, ramets, cuttings and tissue culture, etc.

Main Value

1. Ornamental value 2. Medicinal 3. Mosquito control 4. Air purification



Flower Viewing Period

Flowering period is April-May

Plant height

10~ 20 cm

Production and sales

Available all year round

Reference Price

About $49.99

II.Morphological Characteristics

Leaf: 1. Bottle-shaped leaves: can eat insects 2. Sword-shaped leaves: dormant, can carry out photosynthesis, but cannot eat insects (Note: Yellow bottle grass, white netted bottle grass, winged bottle grass, green bottle grass will grow ) The bottle grass has no stems, the leaves are rosette-shaped, the leaves are bottle-shaped, upright or side-lying, and the leaves have bright spots or patterns on the surface and are light-transmitting. In addition, there are down hairs in the leaves, and it is difficult for insects to climb out after falling in, and the digestive juice in the bottle will quickly digest the insects.

Flowers: purple or greenish-purple, solitary drooping, flowering in April-May

III.Indoor maintenance points


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Maintenance points


Prefers poor acidic soil

It is prepared with peat soil, water moss, perlite and other materials, and can also be planted with peat soil alone. The bottom of the pot should be filled with broken bricks or broken pot chips. Planting should not be too deep, so that half of the rhizomes are exposed to the soil surface. After planting, cover the pot surface with a small amount of moss to moisturise and place the pot in shallow water 3-4 cm deep.


likes a semi-shade environment, and the strong sunlight will burn the leaf tube.

Shade in summer, shading 50%-60% of the sunlight, or place the bottle grass in a place with enough scattered light to avoid direct sunlight. At other times, sufficient light is needed, which can make the bottle-shaped leaves of the bottle grass more green and attractive.


Likes moist soil environment, not resistant to drought

The plant should be watered adequately during the growing season to keep the substrate moist. In winter, watering should be controlled and the soil should be slightly moist. In summer, it is necessary to prevent the water temperature from being too high, otherwise it will cause root rot. Rainwater should be used for watering, and lime-containing water should not be used.



In spring, nitrogen-based fertilizers can be applied to the bottle grass once every half month. The roots can be irrigated with 0.2%-0.3% fertilizer solution, or the diluted fertilizer solution can be directly poured into the insect trap for absorption. For the bottle grass with red leaves and red veins, attention should be paid to the combination of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, so that the leaves of the bottle grass are brightly colored and the ornamental value is improved.

Do not apply nitrogen fertilizers alone or too much, otherwise the leaves will become pale and chlorotic. The fertilization of bottle grass should be light and not thick, and thick fertilizer can easily cause fertilizer damage. In winter, when the bottle grass is dormant, fertilization should be stopped.


Likes warm in winter and cool in summer, suitable temperature for growth is 20-26 ℃, more cold-resistant

In winter, the bottle grass is in a dormant period, and the overwintering temperature should not be lower than -5°C, but it is best to maintain a temperature above 8°C. The bottle grass is not resistant to drying and high temperature. When it is warm, measures such as shading, spraying water and strengthening ventilation should be used to cool down.


Suitable for growing in humid environment, not resistant to drying

During the growing season, water should be frequently sprayed on the plants and around to keep the environment moist. In summer, more water should be sprayed on the leaves of the bottle grass, which can not only reduce the ambient temperature, but also dry the environment, which is not conducive to plant growth.


Leaf spot, root rot, aphids, scale insects, red spiders and other pest hazards

It can be sprayed with omethoate or dicofol 1000 times liquid. The disease of bottle grass is mainly caused by root rot caused by the rot of water moss. At this time, the pots should be changed in time, the old plants should be removed, and the rotten roots should be cut off and then replanted.



The rotten roots of bottle grass will seriously affect the growth, so it needs to be cut off in time, which can effectively prevent the infection of other healthy branches and leaves.

Combination pot

Not Recommend

Its roots are very developed, usually occupying the entire pot


Cutting method, layering, sowing

1. Propagation of bottle grass by division: It should be carried out from April to June before the new buds of bottle grass germinate. Cut the bottle grass into several small plants from the rhizome, and then plant them separately.

2. Propagation by cuttings of bottle grass: first cut off the insect traps on the upper part of the leaves of bottle grass, and then cut off a stem section at the base for cuttings, and put them into pots after surviving.

3. Planting and breeding of bottle grass: in August-September, the seeds of bottle grass are sown on the chopped water floss without covering. Germinate in about 30 days under the condition of air temperature 20-25℃ and keeping relatively high air humidity. It takes about 3 years from sowing to mature plants.

IV.The best maintenance scene recommendation


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Scene 1: Tabletop in a living room, study, office, etc

Recommended reason: The leaves are evergreen, lodging clustered, rosette-like, and the scape is erect; the flowers are solitary, drooping, purple, fuchsia, yellow, etc., is a common ornamental carnivorous plant, prefers the sun and warm environment , If you are indoors, you need to give enough light, it is relatively easy to maintain, both hydroponics and soil cultivation can be used, and you can also capture small indoor insects

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Scene 2: On the ground in a corner such as a wall

Recommended reason: The adult plant of bottle grass can reach up to 70~80 cm, and it can play a better decorative role when placed on the ground.

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Scene 3: Landscaping

Recommended reason: Carnivorous plants such as bottle grass are often landscaping with other tropical plants as biological tanks for ornamental purposes.

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Post time:Nov-03-2022
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