Insects slide down into a pool of digestive liquid at the base of the plant! Native to southeastern America, they occur naturally in swampy, waterlogged areas, and are quite tolerant of frosty conditions.
How do I grow them?
Pitcher plants are perfect in areas of wet soil, such as bog gardens or the fringes of a pond. An open, sunny location is best, though dappled afternoon shade is not a problem.
They grow successfully in pots too, as long as they have a saucer of water beneath to keep the soil damp, and are positioned in a sunny spot. They are not suitable for growing as an indoor plant.
During winter, plants go through a period of dormancy and much of the foliage will die back. Just before the start of spring, trim off any remaining dead leaves in order to tidy the plant up ahead of its fresh growth spurt.