Sarracenia are some of the more recognisable insectivorous plants, native to areas of North America. They are distinguished by their unparalleled diversity. Their trump card is that they catch insects extremely efficiently. Thanks to them, we can forget about the large flies that are caught one by one into the elongated cups. Insects are attracted by colours and nectar. The attracted insect falls into a hood from which there is no escape. It is then digested by the plant's digestive juices. All species of hoodworms have similar growing conditions.
Types of sarracenias in our breeding
We have several varieties of hoodurnica in our insectivorous plant shop. Kapturnica rubra has a ground-level rosette shape consisting of leaves transformed into insectivorous traps in red, which are shaped like elongated, tall, tubular pitchers, reaching several tens of centimetres in height. The Flava hoodworm has extremely tall hoods in yellow that reach 1 metre. Their prey is usually given to flying insects such as flies and wasps. The Purpurea variety, on the other hand, has purple pitchers.
How do I care sarracenia?
Sarracenia, like pitcher plants, like a permeable substrate consisting of peat, sand and perlite, without adding fertiliser or mineral additives that damage the plant's root system. We also use distilled water, boiled and distilled tap water or rainwater for watering. Make sure that the air humidity is not too high; room temperature is sufficient. The best place for Sarracenia is a south-facing windowsill and strong light, as a lack of light hinders the plant's growth. All types of hoodurnias require a winter dormancy period. Before overwintering, the plants produce less liquid in their pitchers and their leaves look distorted. During this period, provide them with low temperatures and moderate light. In spring, they wake up and start flowering again.
Barrisana's breeding sarracenias
We encourage you to buy insectivorous plants from proven breeding, plants available in markets are often neglected and diseased. By purchasing plants from our online shop, you are guaranteed to receive well cared for specimens. We also guarantee safe and fast transport. It is also worth mentioning that hooded plants are 100% safe for people, children and pets. We invite you to shop!