Sun Pitcher Plant
This rare Sun pitcher plant (Heliamphora Heterodoxa x Minor) with beautiful green/red cups is an impressive plant to have in the house. (Dimensions: ø 8,5 cm x ↕ 15 cm)
Description of the sun pitcher plant
The Heliamphora is a carnivorous plant of the family 'Sarracenia' and is found in South America. There are eight species of the sun mug plant (Heliamphora), but because the area is so difficult to reach and because little research has been done on this family, there could be more species. These carnivorous plants are found on table mountains in Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. The cup has a distinctive appearance and looks like a leaf that is rolled up. Although trumpet cup plants (Sarracenia) have a lid over the cup, this plant does not need one. A slot at the top of the cup allows excess water to drain away easily. At the top of the cup, there are nectar glands that attract insects. The cups have downward-pointing hairs, so that the insect cannot escape. Through micro-organisms, the insects are broken down and served as food.
Rare in the hobby: Just like the Australian Cup Plant (Cephalotus Follicularis), you will not often come across the Sun Cup Plant. But its unique appearance and beautiful cups make it an eye-catcher in the home.
Dimensions: (ø 8,5 cm x ↕ 15 cm)
Although it is not very difficult to care for, the Heliamphora is not a beginner's plant. On the carnivorous plant care page, we have typed out the care tips, so that you can review them at any time and enjoy your Sun Cup plant for a long time. You will also receive the right care tips when you buy this plant.