Nepenthes sanguinea

(89 reviews)

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.

Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for indoor growing.
Pitcher Size: Up to 9 inches.
Sunlight: Bright filtered to partial sun.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).
Soil: Equal parts dried sphagnum moss and perlite only.
Temperatures: Above 70°F during the day; 55°-70°F during the night. Always protect from frost.

• Small plant in its first year of growth.
• Acclimated for windowsill growing.
• Shipped in a 3-inch pot. Care instructions are included.

The first three photos are descriptive of mature plants. The last photo is descriptive of the plants for sale. Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.

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  • 5
    Plant is doing well

    Posted by James M Knuth on April 7, 2024

    Will buy from again. Once again Thank you

  • 5
    BOGO Nepenthes

    Posted by S. Jones on March 14, 2024

    Sarracenia is by far the BEST place to buy carnivorous plants. Have made a number of purchases and have NEVER been disappointed. Plants arrive well packed, well hydrated and in excellent condition. Living in the southeast, many of my local nurseries have a fair to poor selection and the plants are in similar state. Jeff and Jacob have never let me down....Thank you so much. I began growing carnivorous about 2019 and have enjoyed expanding my collection and variety.

  • 5

    Posted by Steve Bruhn on March 13, 2024

    It was a BOGO plant sale and they arrive quickly and in great shape. They are growing vigorously.

  • 5
    nepenthes sanguinea

    Posted by marty silva on February 2, 2024

    very nice healthy plant very happy with it

  • 5
    Nepenthes sanguinea

    Posted by Massimo on December 27, 2023

    The packaging was great, and the Nepenthes immediately acclimatized to its new house. And it produced the first new pitcher in less than two weeks since I received it!

  • 5
    Nepenthes Sanguinea

    Posted by Will Lucas on April 20, 2023

    Plants arrived very safely packaged, and were not too difficult to open. Even though they were a little cold initially, they adapted to the new environment quickly and have been growing very well. Would definitely buy from here again!

  • 5

    Posted by Gayle on April 16, 2023

    I purchased 2 from the BOGO sale , planted them together , they are doing very well and have 6 pitchers. I also bought Dorsea adelae, cutest plant and it is even blooming. You have great information and I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for great plants.

  • 4
    My first Nepenthe

    Posted by Ricardo Gordon on April 9, 2023

    My Nepenthe arrived healthy and well packed. I still learning and watching videos on how to take care on this plant.

  • 5
    Pitcher Plant

    Posted by Gen on May 16, 2022

    The plant arrived safely and was packaged well. He had one very well developed pitcher already! He’s transitioning nicely (I hope) into his new home.

  • 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.