Plant Care Parrot Pitcher Plant

Parrot Pitcher Plant

Taxonomy

Sarracenia psittacina
Sarracenia
Sarraceniaceae
Ericales

How to care for Parrot Pitcher Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Parrot Pitcher Plant

Water needs for Parrot Pitcher Plant
0.5 cups
every 7

Parrot Pitcher Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 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 Parrot Pitcher Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Parrot Pitcher Plant in your home

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

Parrot 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.

Parrot Pitcher Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Parrot Pitcher Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Parrot 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 Parrot Pitcher Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Parrot Pitcher Plant is sensitive to dry soil and should be watered frequently. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Parrot Pitcher Plant requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Parrot Pitcher Plant prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Parrot Pitcher Plant Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Parrot Pitcher Plant is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Parrot Pitcher Plant →

When and How to Successfully Repot Parrot Pitcher Plant →


💩 Fertilizer

Parrot Pitcher Plant should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Parrot Pitcher Plant will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Parrot Pitcher Plant →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Parrot Pitcher Plant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

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🌱 Propagation

Parrot Pitcher Plant can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Parrot Pitcher Plant

Parrot Pitcher Plant

Parrot Pitcher Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 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.

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