Photo: Pitcher Plant in homemade self-watering greenhouse
Last week I purchased a pitcher plant (Sarracenia Purpurea) from Lowes for $4.48. This plant is supposed to be hardy in my zone. I intend for this pitcher plant to stay outside on top or near the outdoor dining table so that it can eventually trap mosquitos or flies.
I transplanted it into a makeshift self-watering, greenhouse made out of soda bottles and yarn. The soil has to be consistently moist so I kept the pitcher moss in Sphagnum moss and planted it in garden soil and topped it off with more moss. The yarn that I intertwined in the soil leads to the water chamber below and will wick up water when the plant needs it. The water chamber below holds fish water from my pond. I take the cover off during the day, and replace it in the evening. It is doing really well in this set up.