Nepenthes sanguinea

Photography Rod Kruger © copyright 2004

Nepenthes sanguinea grows terrestrially in lower and upper montane forest, and prefers open areas. Lower and upper pitchers can reach up to 30 cm, and can be colours from green, through to orange and even deep purple. It commonly climbs and scrambles over vegetation on roadside embankments, and is easy to find in its habitat, where it grows prolifically.

Peninsular Malaysia

ELEVATION: 300-1800 meters

An easy species to grow when treated as an intermediate to highland plant, it will grow in a wide variety of potting media. Large pitchers are produced in cultivation, and this can make an interesting and beautiful addition to any collection.

SCALE: 1-5 (1-easy, 5-challenging)

sanguinea purple
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