Nepenthes pitcher plants are carnivorous plants that use their specialized, pitcher shaped, leaves to capture and digest prey. The traps are passive and the lids remain open to lure prey in with its nectar glands under the lid. The plant’s lip (called a peristome) gives insects and other critters a precarious and slippery place to sit while eating nectar. This can lead to insects falling inside to the plants fluids at the bottom of the pitcher where it is digested.
Nepenthes x “St. Gaya” is an easy and vigorous growing Nepenthes pitcher plant suited for growing in a bright windowsill or under grow lights. This beginner-grower’s hybrid creates beautiful cream and speckled pitchers. This plant will have a leaf span of roughly 6 inches or around 15cm. To care for this plant please visit the general Nepenthes care instructions! This species makes a beautiful windowsill Nepenthes with the summer light turning the leaves a dark-pinkish colour.
This plant will ship without a pot with roots wrapped in its long fibre sphagnum moss and perlite media surrounded in a damp paper towel. Please refer to the care instructions for preferred media and care information if you are just learning to take care of these plants.