Nepenthes x St. Gaya


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: No
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.

Height: 18+"
Plant Type: Tropical, Intermediate
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix
Light: Bright indirect indoors, full to partial sun outdoors
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom, window sill, terrarium, or greenhouse

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Lovely Nepenthes

I ordered two medium-sized plants for my nephew. They arrived promptly and in great condition. Leaves were bright and healthy, and both plants had multiple mature pitchers, along with additional budding tendrils. The plants definitely exceeded my expectations in terms of size, development, and health! I'm really happy with the purchase.

David Bailey

Plant is much bigger than I thought it would be. I ordered the medium and it has several mature traps. Shipping was fast! Will order from them again in Spring.


Not usually a review writer, but when in this day and age you get more than you expected from a vendor, I had to speak out. Thank you, for the pleasant surprise, and the wonderful specimen I received, on time. You have made a very sick man happy, when most things involve being poisoned with chemo, or side effect, or another flag in your bloodwork. It will join an entire crew of various carnivorous plant friends, keeping my home clear of most flying creepy crawlies and even the hopping kind. Thank you again, great product and be proud of yourselves. It shows when someone loves what they do, and plants like everything else, need to be loved, to thrive. The plant I received, had definitely been raised, cared for and shipped, with much love.5;stars

Joe H
WOW !!!!!

Much better than I expected. 4 mature pitchers and 7 just forming ones. Looks like there is 2 plants. Getting the medium size is well worth the few extra bucks.

Amazing plant

This St. Gaya is so beautiful! It has beautiful pitchers on it, and I know it must be truly healthy because it started attracting some tiny fungus gnats lol.

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