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botanical name:
Sarracenia psittacina
Sarracenia psittacina © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Parrot Pitcher Plant, Lobster-pot Pitcher Plant
family:  Sarraceniaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.20m
width: 0.40m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: red & green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 4°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
description:
Carnivorous perennial that forms tubular insect traps by adaptation of the leaf. Low growing species that produces pitchers angled or flattened to the ground. They have rounded hoods and are usually strongly flushed red, sometimes with white marking and variable dark red veining. Red flowers in spring.

cultivation:
Needs consistently wet or boggy, lime-free soil, which is low in nutriants. Will survive periods of partial or full submersion in water. Full sun in a sheltered position. Prefers warm conditions and is not frost hardy.

propagation:
From seed, but can be very slow to germinate, or by division of offsets.

other notes:
From the South-Eastern USA

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