Nepenthes sanguinea. -Tropical pitcher plant
Information below is only the potential the plant has. Each listing is for one plant. The "starter plant" you are buying is one plant actively growing in a 3 inch deep pot the plant will be 3 to 5 inches in diameter. The second photo in the ad, is an example of the sizes we ship out however, it is not the exact plant you will receive, it will be 3 to 5 inches in diameter.
Leaves will grow to be long. When pitchers are mature they will grow to be slender and red 5 - 6 inches long. This is a vining.
Most of the many nepenthes are easy to grow and readily adapt to the conditions inside the home.
There are two distinct types based on the altitude where they typically grow: Highland- above 3,000 feet or Lowland- below 3,000 feet. Some growers break these out even further. Ultra Highland- above 6,000 feet, Intermediate (straddling both High and Low), and Ultra Lowland.
All types are tropical and should be protected from temperatures below 40F. Highland types generally prefer cooler (yet still warm) temperatures: 65F - 90F during the day and 45F - 65F at night. The Lowland types prefer the same warm temperatures both night and day but will usually tolerate cooler nighttime temps around 60F - 70F.
Given that most growers can’t control temperatures that precisely, one can usually achieve success since many Nepenthes are adaptable to conditions inside the typical home.
Zone 10. Grow in loose moist, but well-drained soil. Soil may be a mix of peat, perlite, bark, and vermiculite. Grow in bright, diffused light with high humidity (60%).
Average mature height: 72 - 96 inches. Soil: Canadian peat moss or peat/perlite mix. Well drained. Light: Bright diffused light. Zones: 10. Can be grown indoors.
Before purchasing please see below for our combined shipping rate chart and special weather considerations!
Below are our FAQs and store policies:
SHIPPING & HANDLING: We usually ship 7 - 10 days after payment is received. Please understand our plants are sensitive to the cold. We consult weather reports before shipping; if the weather enroute to your destination is unfavorable, shipping will be delayed until we can be reasonably assured of safe delivery. Delivery confirmation is included in the price of shipping. We do not ship to Hawaii / Canada / International. Shipping is $6.99.
COMBINE SHIPPING AND SAVE. $6.99 covers shipping for one plant. Each additional plant is just .50 additional. Please pay for items at one time to receive combined shipping discount. Combined shipping does not apply to fertilizers.
WE GUARANTEE LIVE DELIVERY. Message us along with a photo of the plant immediately upon arrival if the plants are in poor condition. We cannot guarantee plants that are no longer in our care. Many of our plants require warm temperatures. Shipping to areas that are cold will be at buyer's risk. We offer quality plants that are inspected and approved for shipment.
SPECIAL WEATHER CONSIDERATIONS. Many plants will go dormant in the cold/dark months and we may ship plants while they're dormant however, the plants are still alive, they're just working on their root systems. It is normal and healthy for plants to go dormant, it helps ensure they have a long, happy and healthy life. If you receive a plant without leaves, or a pot of dirt, don't worry your plant is dormant - if you're still worried, just message us (photos of the plant are always helpful).
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We specialize in unusual and obscure varieties of plants not offered at most garden centers.
The Five Most Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How big are the plants?
A. They are usually shipped in 6 oz. pots. In order to give you the most value for your money we try to keep our plants between 3 and 8 inches high because they will grow rapidly to full size after you receive them. This affords you the greatest value for your money and keeps your shipping costs to a minimum. Sizes vary by variety and are usually indicated in the ad. In order to get your plants to you in a timely fashion we will in rare cases ship plants that are smaller than indicated. These plants are an exceptional value and will soon grow to the size indicated and beyond.
Q. How long will it take to receive my plants?
A. Plants. Our goal is to ship plants within 7 – 10 days after we receive payment (or check clears.) 95% of shipments are within that time frame with over half being less than 10 days. (If your plants don’t arrive in this time period please email us if we haven’t emailed you first.)
A. Plant Supplies. Usually ship in less than 10 days. If it will be longer we’ll contact you.
Q. How can I know when they will arrive?
A. You will be emailed the day they are shipped. The email will contain a confirmation number with instructions for tracking and confirming at USPS.com.
Q. I emailed but you didn’t respond.
A. If you don’t receive a prompt answer, please check that our emails are not being blocked or deleted at your end. If you don’t receive a reply, 9 times out of 10 that’s why.
Q. What if I’m not pleased?
A. If you’ve read this far we’re pretty sure you’ll be pleased but sometimes we make mistakes, plants/weather don’t cooperate, or a package is damaged in transit. For whatever reason, if you are not pleased we ask that you contact us before leaving feedback. We work very hard to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with your order. If there is a problem with your order, please retain the items from your order as you will be asked to supply a photo(s) for verification.