Plant Care Yellow pitcher plant
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Yellow pitcher plant

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Yellow pitcher plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Yellow pitcher plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Yellow pitcherplant

Taxonomy

Sarracenia flava
Sarracenia
Sarraceniaceae
Ericales

How to care for Yellow pitcher plant

Water

How often to water your Yellow pitcher plant

Water needs for Yellow pitcher plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Yellow pitcher 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 Yellow pitcher plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Yellow pitcher plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Yellow pitcher plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Yellow pitcher plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Yellow pitcher plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Yellow pitcher plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Yellow pitcher plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Yellow pitcher 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 Yellow pitcher plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Yellow pitcher plant can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


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Care Summary for Yellow pitcher plant

Yellow pitcher plant

Yellow pitcher plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Yellow pitcher plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Yellow pitcher plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Yellow pitcher plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Yellow pitcher plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Jessica c avatar
@Jessica c
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 61 XP
globe Vancouver, British Columbia
07/22/2021

Keep soaked, using mineral free water. Pot in plastic to avoid minerals in terracotta or metal pots poisoning the plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Cjred avatar
@Cjred
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 2,817 XP
globe Downtown Core, Singapore
05/29/2021

Easy peasy plant to take care sun and damp peat!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Fruitlegs avatar
@Fruitlegs
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 397 XP
04/16/2021

There’s no such thing as overwatering when it comes to pitcher plants. They’re so fun to take care of, and when you learn of their growth cycle and how to prep for it, they’re easy to keep alive. Even if it looks like the plant is totally dead, clear off the brown pitchers, repot that hunk of root base, and add water. In the spring they will shoot back up.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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