Sarracenia psittacina

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Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Suggested
Native Range: Wet Savannahs of the Gulf Coast from Georgia to the Mississippi Delta.
Zones: 7-9 (6-10)

The Parrot Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia psittacina is low growing southern pitcher plant with green and red bulbous traps. They have a very distinctive shape, reminiscent of a parrot's beak with white areoles (windows), and has a small hidden opening. The low lying trap is unique among Sarracenia, in having a lobster pot trap structure rather than the typical pitfall. This allows prey to be trapped in air or water. Ants and other small crawling insects are common prey, as are small aquatic organisms. This species shows a preference for open, sunny, very wet habitats that are frequently, but briefly flooded. It tolerates shade. The traps darken in the Fall to deep red maroon. S. psittacina often persist through the winter, tolerating light frost, and very wet winter conditions. Pitchers often last for 2 years. The flowers are small, dark red, and fragrant. They generally bloom from March to May before the pitchers fully develop.

Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant rhizome with trimmed off pitchers. Photographs are representative of the species, and not the specific plant shipped. Veining and coloration may vary because these are a seed strain.

Height: 2" - 8"
Plant Type: Perennial, Temperate.
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or All-Purpose Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun, and even shade outdoors
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is an excellent subject for terrariums if provided winter dormancy.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
LaurieAnn Lepoff
healthy looking plants

looks like a miniature of the picture. healthy plant

Chad Littrell
Better than even expected!

The plant quality coming out of the Carnivorous Plant Nursery has been stellar the last couple seasons. I bought a bare-root, dormant, medium sized psittacina, knowing it wouldn’t look it’s best. The plant arrived perfectly packaged, and was so much nicer than the price I paid. Looking forward to this seasons show!

Jeff Dromm
Nice little plsnt

So far so good looks healthy and arrived that way.

Donna Floyd
Pristine Psittacina

My Sarracenia Psittacina is growing happily in my bog! I received my plant promptly, and in excellent shape. I have never been disappointed with a purchase from here. Thank you.

Joseph Hromy
Interesting and unique Sarracenia

Beautiful and unique Sarracenia. Always packaged with care. This one grows great by the windowsill. I highly recommend this nursery.

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