Carnivorous pitcher plant

Sarracenia psittacina

Carnivorous pitcher plant

Sarracenia psittacina
Red carnivorous plant
Wow, what a special plant! The carnivorous pitcher plant (Sarracenia psittacina) eats insects! This low-lying plant lures flying and crawling insects into its trap. The more sun the plant gets, the redder it gets. The pitcher plant is anything but hum drum! We can plant the carnivorous plant all year round. The plant blossoms in the spring.
The hardy plant is easy to maintain. We keep the soil moist and maintain a planting depth of 15 cm. Put the plant in full sun or partial shade.
An extraordinary and decorative garden!
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Carnivorous pitcher plant
Carnivorous pitcher plant
Carnivorous pitcher plant
Carnivorous pitcher plant
How we measure

From the bottom of the nursery pot to the top of the plant.

Seasonal effects 

The appearance of water plants changes between seasons. From a bare plant lying dormant in winter to fresh greenery in spring, in full bloom during summer to leaves changing colour and dropping in autumn. This is a natural process courtesy of mother nature. Our plants will be delivered accordingly. 

Latin name: Sarracenia psittacina
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Green,Red
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: July - August
Planting distance: 15 - 20 cm
Planting depth: 15 cm

The trumpet pitcher plant is a unique house plant which is supplied in a pot, but if you are going to transplant the following applies: preferably choose a wide, shallow flower pot with holes in the base. Put the soil in the pot and place the root ball of the Sarracenia at the correct depth. Fill up with soil and press firmly down. Water the trumpet pitcher plant immediately after planting. Place the pot in a bright, warm, light place, but protect the leaves from direct sunlight. Stand in a saucer that is always filled with water during the growing season. When the humidity is low make sure that the soil remains damp.
Many carnivorous cup plants can have cope with some cold and can therefore be stood outside. Some may even be in a 'marsh' in the open ground and overwinter!


The trumpet pitcher plant does not like lime and prefers to be watered with rainwater or tap water that has been boiled and cooled. Put the water in the dish and not on the plant itself. The soil can be constantly moist since it originally grows in swamp-like areas. Place a saucer under the pot to retain a constant supply of water.

It isn't necessary to give plant food, in fact, too much food is bad for this plant. In winter, keep it in a dry, cool area. You may notice trumpet pitcher plant lose some of its leaves, but it'll be up and running again in the spring!


Small insects that are trapped by the trumpet pitcher plant will not be able to escape and will eventually drown in the juice that attracted them there in the first place. They will then be slowly digested by the plant over the course of about 10 days. This is a continuous process. You could treat your plant to the occasional dead fly too!


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