Nepenthes sanguinea

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Nepenthes sanguinea is an excellent plant for the first-time grower. It can remain compact for many years, which makes it a great candidate for any sunny windowsill. Large, established plants can be quite impressive, with older plants growing traps 9 inches tall! With good lighting, its firm waxy leaves will develop an attractive reddish-bronze hue.
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Plants You Receive

Small plants are shipped in 3.5-inch pots.  All plants are acclimated for windowsill growing.  Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.  Last photo is representative of the batch of plants for sale.

General Care

Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for windowsill growing.
Native Habitat: Rainforests of Southeast Asia.
Sunlight: Partial sun with some direct sunlight.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Allow water to drain through.
Soil: Equal parts dried sphagnum moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Temperatures: Above 70°F during the day.  Nighttime drop of 10°-15° is recommended but not necessary.  Always protect from frost.

Care info will be provided.


  • 5
    Nepenthes sanguinea

    Posted by Ellen Covey on October 23, 2021

    This plant was healthy on arrival. After a short adaptation period, it is growing nicely, developing new pitchers. I just noticed another small growth with tiny pitchers at the base of the plant.

  • 5
    Well-pleased with this purchase

    Posted by Anthony Butler on September 3, 2021

    This nepenthe, out of all that I have hitherto purchased, came delivered the most healthy. No leaves were rotten, the substrate was very moist, the plant was healthy and in very good condition and it came far earlier than I expected! I am well-pleased! I have planted it in a lava rock of sorts and I hope it stays awhile. Here's to hoping that I don't kill it.

  • 5
    Very healthy plant

    Posted by Justin on November 21, 2020

    The nepenthes arrived beautifully packaged, and showed no real signs of decline, even after 7 long days with the USPS. This is my first nepenthes, so I wasn’t quite sure how it’d do, but since it’s arrived it has put out a new pitcher with a freshly popped lid (woot!!) and is working on another. I couldn’t be more pleased with my purchase. Will definitely order from SNW again.

  • 5
    High Quality

    Posted by Robin Carpenter on September 14, 2020

    I was a bit hesitant to buy my first nepenthes since I live in a dry climate, sometimes the humidity can drop below 30% indoors even with my humidifier going. However the SNW youtube videos convinced me to give it a go, and I'm so glad. My plant has adjusted perfectly, it's put out two new pitchers with 2 more on the way, and loves its spot in a particularly bright eastern window. On top of that SNW went out of its way to allay my fears about potential shipping problems, a lot of sellers would not have done so. You get high quality plants and high quality service from Sarracenia Northwest. I'll be recommending them to any fellow carnivorous plant lovers I run into!

  • 5
    Plant was great

    Posted by Weylin Callery on September 14, 2020

    The plant arrived great and the plant is doing well. I would buy from Sarracenia Northwest again.

  • 5
    Seriously amazing

    Posted by Patrick on September 9, 2020

    Plant received was bigger than expected with several nice pitchers. Has effortlessly transitioned to growing in my home and is steadily growing new leaves.

  • 5
    Pitcher plant

    Posted by Todd Skwarcan on September 8, 2020

    Quickly delivered, wonderfully packaged with clear instructions. Plant is thriving in my sunny-est window.

  • 5

    Posted by Mike Y. on September 6, 2020