Purple Pitcher plants indoors

lilprincess1026April 30, 2012

Hi, I just bought a purple pitcher plant from a local botanist and he told me that i could keep it indoors but im not exactly sure how. He also gave me a care sheet but i heard you have to add water to the pitchers.... this is my first time with them and i dont want to mess up.

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tommyr_gw

Can you post a photo of the plant? A true purple pitcher is an OUTSIDE plant. It will also need a dormant period of 3-4 months come fall.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 8:26PM
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lilprincess1026

This is it... the only problem with keeping it outside is that i live at a college and when im home there are animals that eat most of our plants

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 5:02PM
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tommyr_gw

That's a S. Purperia. It's an OUTDOOR plant and will not last long indoors. They need full Sun and winter dormancy.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 9:30AM
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lilprincess1026

I dont really have anywhere outside to put it I live in the city... would a grow light work?

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 3:45PM
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junglemel(9)

I've seen it done before with multiple, bright, (like 10,000K) bulbs indoors, but you'll still have the dormancy issue to solve. If the lighting you buy works for it. Some people that live in climates not conducive to adequate dormancy conditions put it in their fridges for the 3-4 months. However, I would slowly induce a dormancy that cold. You don't have a zone number so it's hard to say what your options for that are.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 9:18PM
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