Nepenthes x St. Gaya
Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Parents from tropical Malaysia
Zones: 11-12 (9-14)
Nepenthes x St. Gaya, is a compact, easy-to-grow hybrid of N. khasiana x (ventricosa x maxima). It is a vigorous growing carnivorous tropical pitcher plant with large upright pitchers with cherry red speckles on yellow-green backgrounds. The trap mouths are wide and oval. It's parent species are quite adaptable, growing in the open or shade, among grasses and shrubs. St. Gaya pitcher plants are very cold tolerant, but prefer warm, humid, bright conditions. 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 Nepenthes for beginners.
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.
Plant Type: Tropical, Intermediate
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Soil Mix
Light: Bright indirect indoors, full to partial sun outdoors
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom, window sill, terrarium, or greenhouse