Nepenthes sanguinea


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: No
Native Range: Highlands of Malaysia
Zones: 11-12 (9-14)

Nepenthes sanguinea, is a large, robust growing carnivorous tropical pitcher plant with very large, fat pitchers, red on the outside, and red speckled on the inside. The traps are like fat red sausages hanging on the vine. The mouth is wide and oval with an up turned hood and prominent wings. Upper pitchers are funnel shaped, pale green with red speckles, and a striped peristome (collar). It grows in the open or shade, among grasses and shrubs. It is heat tolerant and does well in a window. It is quite good at catching large insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets.  It is a great house plant, that can be grown outdoors in the warm weather with a minimal transition period. It is a good as a houseplant or in the greenhouse.

Unless size specifies "potted", plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 18+"
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix
Light: Bright indirect indoors, full to partial sun outdoors
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom or does well in the greenhouse.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Andrew Murray
Very well packed but very small plants

All four plants arrived in very well packaged condition, but I was surprised at how small they were also no doubt they had been grown in a high humidity propagation environment, and although they were placed in a terrarium and kept with relative high humidity and good bright light, both the fly trap and the Drosera Showed tissue degradation, blackening leaves etc. I hope they pull out of it?
The pinguicula and Nepenthes though very small, perhaps only 4 cm across seem to be doing better

Ruth Gibson
growing up

It's doing well growing fast.


Came well packaged and with helpful instructions. Excited to watch this baby grow!

karen Taylor

Arrived perfectly packaged and bigger than I expected!! Love them! Highly recommend

James Millner
baby plant

The plant came as bare-root in great condition. Although it is small now, I can't wait for it to get larger and have the pitchers that are in the pictures on the webpage.

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