Tips for Transplanting Pitcher Plants

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Transplanting pitcher plants is easy with these tips, learn how to care for the North American Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia) in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Wes Major

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Hi! My name is Wes on behalf of and in this video segment I am going to talk to you about transplanting your sarracenia. If you want to know more about carnivorous plants, you can visit me at So right here we have a sarracenia purpurea, northern pitcher plant and it is about time for it to go into a bigger pot. It has outgrown its small little pot that we initially planted it in. So we are going to use the potting mix that we have here. This is the peat moss and pearl light mixture and we are going to take this bigger pot fill it up with the mix. You want to make sure that we level it off but we are not going to pack the soil down because we want the roots to have enough space to grow. So here remove the tag and we are going to be very careful when removing the plant. We want to take off as much of the extra soil as we can but you want to be very careful not to damage the rhizome which is the core part of the plant that grows underneath the soil. Also, we want to be careful not to damage the leafs. So we are going to make a big enough hole to plant the plant, plenty room for the roots and gently pack the soil in around it. Again, not too tight because we don’t want to crowd out the roots. Just finish it off with some water, spray the plant down and make sure that you got all the extra soil off the leaves and you can also fill the pitchers a little bit if they had been empty during transplanting