Sarracenia psittacina - Parrot Pitcher plant

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. They prey on foraging insects, especially flies, moths, wasps, butterflies, beetles, and ants. This species shows a preference for open, sunny, very wet habitats that are frequently, but briefly flooded, ergo they like moist soil.


  • Nursery pot size: 12cm
  • Height (approx.): 15cm


Fancy a lovely pot to put this beauty in? Here is our collection of pots which fit 12cm to 16cm nursery pots.


Sending as a gift? Pimp your plant gift by adding one of our beautiful botanical greeting cards, made by us in collaboration with local artist extraordinaire, Kate Summerville. 


  • Light: Grows best in sunlight.
  • Humidity: Prefers humid environments so place on pebble tray if you need to raise your humidity levels.
  • Watering: They prefer moister soil. Water when top of soil dries out.
  • Temperature: Prefers warmer room temperatures.
  • Pets: Harmful if eaten. Keep out of reach. 


Note: All our plants are unique, the plant you receive might not be identical to the one photographed but we're sure you're going to love it either way!


*Price is for plant in nursery pot only, does not include decorative pot.

Sarracenia psittacina - Parrot Pitcher plant


We can only deliver to Isle of Man addresses. Any orders placed for delivery off island will be cancelled and refunded.

We offer local doorstep deliveries island wide.​

Worried about not being in? No need, we're happy to leave your plant in a safe place. In the shed, under the red bin, with a neighbour, wherever suits you! Just leave us a note at the checkout.

We make deliveries every Wednesday and Saturday, your preferred day can be selected in the drop-down menu at the checkout. If neither of these work for you, get in touch and we'll see if can arrange something. Likewise, if you would like a plant to be delivered as a gift on a day other than Wednesday or Saturday, please get in touch and we'll see what we can do!