Nepenthes sanguinea is an excellent plant for the first-time grower. It remains compact for many years, which makes it a great plant for a sunny windowsill. With optimal lighting, its firm waxy leaves will develop an attractive bronze hue, while its pitchers will display a delicate orange tint.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped in a 4-inch pot with the proper growing medium. Pitchers are typically 1-2 inches, but as the plant matures, it will grow pitchers up to 6 inches within the first year of growth.
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Parent plants are native to the tropical rainforest of Southeast Asia.
Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing. Always protect from frost.
Size of Adult Plants
Pitchers can reach 6-8 inches.
Partial sun. A south window with a few hours of direct sun is best.
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil damp, but never waterlogged. Allow the water to drain through completely.
Use 1 part dried sphagnum moss and 1 part perlite. Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.
75° - 85°F.
60° - 70°F.