Plant Height: 15cm
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This is a sun-loving plant and it just can't get enough of it. During the growing season (April to October), your Pitcher Plant must get full sun, or at the bare minimum very bright light, for the pitchers to form and properly develop. South facing windows with full exposure would be this plants first and prime choice.
East and West may be suitable as a last resort, but it will need direct sun for at least a few hours a day. You may just scrape by with a bright location on a windowsill, but in almost all cases you'll need somewhere with direct sunlight exposure for a thriving plant.
If you only have space in a North facing room then a long term relationship with this plant isn't going to work out and you should look for something else to go in that room.
Pay attention because you need to get this right. There are two simple rules to remember -
Keep it permanently wet - This plant needs to be wet or at the very least moist almost all year round. Do not let it dry out at all. The only exception is during the resting period in the cold months of the year at which point you need to reduce watering to prevent the rhizome rotting.
You can water very heavily, so the bottom third, or even half of the pot stands in the excess water. The native home for these plants are bogs or marshes which are constantly damp and wet. Sarracenia tend to have a thirst and this combined with the hopefully sunny spot (see above) you're trying to grow it in will mean regular watering is a must.
Use the right type of water - carnivorous plants need acidic water and using neutral or alkaline water for long periods will kill your plant. Once or twice in an emergency will be okay because it's better to use the incorrect water than no water at all.
The most commonly accessible source of acidic water is rainwater. You may be able to use tap water but only if you live in a very soft water area, hard water must be avoided as it contains too many minerals. Bottled water might be okay, but if it's been collected from springs which run through limestone the water will be slightly alkaline and so this is a no-no. Mineral water shouldn't be used or water from fish tanks or ponds due to the high concentration of nitrates.
If you water correctly there should, in theory, be a constant source of moisture around the plant which gives a natural buff to the surrounding humidity levels. This means there is nothing additional you need do here unless you have a very dry home or place your plant in excessively dry air such as above a radiator. In this instance artificially raising the humidity level will be needed to prevent the tips of the pitchers from becoming crispy.