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 9

Parrot 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 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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Care Summary for Parrot Pitcher Plant

Parrot 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.

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