Carnivorous Plants Waking Up

Sarracenia leucophylla, first pitcher of the season

Spring is here! and the temperate plants are waking up. My first Sarracenia leucophylla pitcher just opened. I say that as if I’ve grown these forever, but this is going to be my first season…Every excited 🙂


Down in the front of the pot, the surprizome (mystery rhizomes) from California Carnivores is also starting to eek out it’s first pitchers. I didn’t think they would come in so big. I probably should have used a bigger pot, but oh well.

This weekend, I found little a Sarracenia scarlet belle seedlings at home depot, all dried up in plastic boxes. I picked one that was still alive looking. It was a deal, though, at $5, if it lives. I think it will, Sarracenias seem to be pretty hardy plants.


I like how the sarracenia on the box lookes nothing like the one in the box, and it’s labeled cobra lilly, which, I think, is usually referring to Darlingtonia californica. It does say “Sarracenia” on the back though.

I repotted in a slightly bigger pot. The peat moss in the original pot was so dry it was in a clump too small for the pot…

Sarracenia scarlet belle

On another note, my Pinguiculas are happy. My Pinguicula ibarrae is making a new bud. I’m so proud of myself!

Pinguicula ibarrae

The buds my Pinguicula emarginata x jaumavensis came with are flowering…

Pinguicula emarginata x jaumavensis


I love Pinguicula flowers; they are so delicate. I also appreciate that they like to flower 🙂 Meanwhile, my teeny weeny Pinguicula laueana is growing. I didn’t think it would come in so small, and I was kind of scared of killing it since I was a beginner.

Pinguicula laueana


I am also expecting my first Drosera capensis flower stalk is also in development.

Drosera capensis var narrow leaf


Any California Carnivore suprizomes appearing in your garden yet?


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