Sanguinea Pitcher Plant - Nepenthes
The Sanguinea (Latin for blood red) is an impressive plant with pitchers that can grow up to 6-inches long. Like most Nepenthes, the Sanguinea is easy to grow and readily adapts. The Sanguinea is a highland variety, but can grow in lowland areas too.
There are two distinct types of Nepenthes based on the altitude where they typically grow:
- Highland- above 3,000 feet
- Lowland- below 3,000 feet
All types are tropical and should be protected from temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Highland types generally prefer cooler (yet still warm) temperatures: 65 to 90 degrees during the day and 45 to 65 degrees at night. The Lowland types prefer the same warm temperatures both night and day but will usually tolerate cooler nighttime temperatures around 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Average mature height: 72-96 inches.
Light: Bright, diffused light
Soil: Grows well in peat, peat/perlite, or sphagnum moss (Try ours here.) Place a tray of water underneath to keep the plant wet.
GOOD TO KNOW
Dead/shriveled pitchers? Nepenthes pitcher plants may or may not have pitchers at the time of shipping, but are mature enough that they will soon grow new ones. If you receive a pitcher plant with dead/shriveled pitchers, this will not impact the health of the plant; just clip the old pitchers wth sterile scissors to make room for new ones to grow.
Plant size. We ship our plants in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 2.5 to 6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.
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