Nepenthes Sanguinea – Carnivorous Pitcher Plant

Nepenthes Sanguinea – Carnivorous Pitcher Plant


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Nepenthes Sanguinea “Secret” is one of the stalwarts of our breeding program, a vigorous female from Borneo Exotics with a dazzling scarlet coloration accented with lime green on the inside of the wings. A very special plant, it’s made some fantastic hybrids! Great, easy-growing windowsill clone.

This plant will be shipped bare-root with a 3″ plastic pot and enough top-quality New Zealand long-fiber sphagnum moss to fill it. Planting and growing instructions will also be included.

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Lowland Nepenthes can be grown successfully in captivity with the right care and conditions. Here are the general steps for growing Lowland Nepenthes in captivity:

  1. Choose the right container: Nepenthes plants require containers that are at least 8-10 inches deep with good drainage. Plastic or ceramic pots with drainage holes are suitable.

  2. Use the right soil: Nepenthes plants prefer a well-draining soil that is a mixture of peat moss, perlite, and sphagnum moss. You can also add orchid bark or charcoal to improve drainage.

  3. Provide the right amount of light: Lowland Nepenthes require bright, indirect sunlight for optimal growth. A location near a south-facing window or under fluorescent grow lights is ideal.

  4. Water properly: Nepenthes plants prefer to be kept moist, but not waterlogged. Water them regularly, and make sure the soil is never allowed to dry out completely.

  5. Provide humidity: Nepenthes plants prefer a humid environment. You can provide humidity by placing a tray of water near the plants or by using a humidifier.

  6. Fertilize regularly: Nepenthes plants require regular fertilization to thrive. Use a balanced fertilizer that is formulated for carnivorous plants, and apply it every 2-4 weeks during the growing season.

  7. Watch for pests: Nepenthes plants can be susceptible to pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Check the plants regularly for signs of infestation, and treat them promptly if necessary.

By following these steps, you can grow healthy and thriving Lowland Nepenthes in captivity. It’s important to note that Nepenthes are tropical plants and require warm temperatures (around 70-80°F) and high humidity to thrive.


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