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Conversation Piece Pitcher Plant

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$38.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9

Why is Conversation Piece Pitcher Plant such an incredible curiosity? It features two-foot chartreuse “pitchers”, consisting of moisture-loving foliage etched with burgundy veins and matching colored hoods. Out of these tubes, true blooms in shades of claret emerge in spring. Finally, the showy leaves, with their veins blackening, deepen in color. Innocent insects, charmed by this plant’s ambrosia-like nectar, hover about its rim until they slide down its tubes to their imminent demise.

Conversation Piece Pitcher Plant is cold hardy in zones 5 to 9. It possesses a slow, clumping growth habit and is a low-maintenance, easy-to-grow selection that creates minimal stress for new or inexperienced gardeners. While resistant to deer, these plants attract and support amphibians. Reaching heights of 24 to 26 inches and spreads of 12-18 inches, this carnivorous beauty will add focal interest to containers, bogs, and marshes. 

Conversation Piece Pitcher Plant Care

Plant this conversation piece near any boggy or marsh-like spot receiving full or partial sun. Six to eight hours of direct sun is best. The soil must be constantly moist and acidic, with a pH between 3.5 and 5.0, and on the nutrient-deficient side. These low-maintenance plants do not not like rich soil or fertilizer; they feed themselves. 

Conversation Piece Pitcher Plant typically does not require pruning. When maintaining in containers, choose a plastic vessel filled with 50% peat moss and 50% sand/perlite. Do not use potting soil, and do not apply fertilizer. Water regularly and deeply, preferably using rainwater or tap water that’s had time in the sun to dechlorinate. Pitcher plants are sometimes sensitive to minerals in tap water.

Conversation Piece Pitcher Plant Spacing

Space each plant 12-18 inches apart along streams, lakes, ponds, bogs, and marshes and in rain gardens. Ideally suited for containers, plant alongside companion plants such as sundew and orchids.

Conversation Piece Pitcher Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches
Habit: Clumping, Upright
Flower Color(s): Green, Red
Flower Description: Green and Red Shades
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Wetland Areas & Ponds, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Foliage Interest
Brand:
Common Name: Conversation Piece Pitcher Plant
Other Name(s): Pitcher Plant
Scientific Name: Sarracenia X moorei 'Conversation Piece'
SKU:
1231020338-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

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Plant Shipping

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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