Nepenthes Alata - Carnivorous Plants - Tropical Pitcher Plant - Bug Eating Plant 2" pot

  • $6.99

Currently in 2”’pot

Nepenthes alata (Tropical Pitcher Plant)

This is a cool species of pitcher plant that can produce traps up to 6” long.


Make sure to use filtered, distilled, rain, bottled, reverse osmosis, or dehumidifies water for these plants. Watering with undistilled tap water can cause problems!

Water whenever soil dries out down to 1.5” deep, or if new small or undeveloped traps start turning black as this is also a sign of dehydration.


Tropical pitcher plants do best with mid day/afternoon sun in a house.

Pitcher Trap Instructions:

Once the leaf opens on a new trap, this means the trap is open and ready for business. However, you may have add water to the traps so that they can start turning that water into the mild acid they use to digest flies that get caught in their traps. Make sure to use any of the previous types of water list in the watering section. Also, make sure to fill traps no further than the nearly straight line on the trap where the green section ends, and the red section begins.


If you live in a cold area with temps below freezing, please purchase a heat pack along with your plant. 72 hour packs should be used for 2 day shipping and 96 hour packs for 3 day + shipping. If you are unsure which heat pack is needed please message us with your zip code. 

We do our best to check weather forecasts before shipping to ensure your plants are in transit on the best days however weather and shipping delays are unfortunately out of our control. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR COLD DAMAGE IF A HEAT PACK IS NOT PURCHASED WITH YOUR ORDER. 


72 hour -

96 hour -

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