Purple Pitcher Plant
Deceptive and deadly, the carnivorous purple pitcher plant traps insects in its modified leaves. Often found in nutrient-poor bogs, purple pitchers rely on insects, beetles, and spiders to supplement their diet.
Unsuspecting prey, lured by bright colours and sweet nectar, enter the purple pitcher’s deep, pouch-like leaves.
Losing their footing on the smooth hairs and waxy covering on the leaf’s inner surface, the prey drowns in a pool of liquid at the base. The nutrients from their decayed bodies are then absorbed by the purple pitcher plant.
Small : ~15cm tall and 7cm grow pot
Pot it like it's hot! Jaspurr has picked these hot looks that will fit any crib.
- Shan is ceramic, and has a drainage hole (Pot XS)
- Shu is ceramic, and has a drainage hole and saucer
*Photos are for illustration purposes. Live plants and pots may vary slightly in colour, texture and size. Your plant will be repotted into your selected pots prior to delivery.
- Low light to bright indirect light
- Water every 1-2 weeks
- Pet friendly, not toxic if consumed