Plant Care Cobra Plant

Cobra Plant

About Cobra Plant

California Pitcher Plant is a carnivorous plant native to Oregon and California. It has large tubular leaves that trap water which attracts insects that the plant digests and gains nutrients from. Pitcher plants need these nutrients because they grow in wet boggy soils.


Darlingtonia californica

Also known as

California Pitcher Plant, California Pitcher Plant, California pitcherplant, Cobra lily, Cobra plant and Pitcher plant

How to care for Cobra Plant


How often to water your Cobra Plant

Water needs for Cobra Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Cobra Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cobra Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for California Pitcher Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cobra Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cobra Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Cobra Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cobra Plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Cobra Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cobra Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cobra Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Cobra Plant

Cobra Plant

Cobra Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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