Sarracenia Bug Bat – New Exotic Now Available

We have a new carnivorous plant available, the Sarracenia Bug Bat. A very hardy hybrid, most likely a cross between Sarracenia (alata x psittacina) x (minor var. okefenokeensis).

Easy to grow, the Bug Bat is a cultivar of a natural hybrid, the exact parentage is unknown.

An American Pitcher plant, the bug bat is native to southeastern US and grows in the swampy bogs of the Florida Panhandle.

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Sarracenia Bug Bat – North American Pitcher Plant

The Bug Bat produces tall upright pitchers with green and red coloration as they mature.

A common misconception, the lids do not close on the insect, like a Venus Fly Trap. The openings are covered with a sticky nectar to lure and entice the insects.

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Commonly called a ‘hooded pitcher plant’

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The insect victim can see outside through a series of what looks like open windows, and may seem safe, but those translucent windows are actually slick and slimy.

Grasp as they might, the insect slips down and is eventually digested by the Sarracenia enzymes.

Mimicking flowers with the brightly colored pitchers and sugar-exuding glands called extrafloral nectaries, insects don’t stand a chance.

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Translucent windows from S. minor parentage

Caring for these exotic pitcher plants is easy and care instructions will be provided with purchase.

Sarracenia need full sun outdoors, and must be kept in at least an inch of distilled or rain water all the time to not dry out. They prefer very soggy conditions that are similar to their natural bog environment.

All Sarracenia require a winter dormancy starting in October and ending in February. Many of the pitchers will turn brown and die during this time to conserve energy.

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Sarracenia must be in 1” of distilled or rain water at all times.

Leave them outdoors in the full sun, sitting in distilled water during this period.

If you live in an area that snows; they may be kept indoors on a bright windowsill or in an unheated garage, wet all the time.

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These Sarracenia Bug Bats are a favorite of many and are already going fast locally, so don’t wait, they’re available only while supplies last!

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