Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe
Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata Verdant Lyfe

Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata

(11 Reviews)
Direct to Partial Shade Carnivorous Needs Humidity
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Planter
Botanical Name
Nepenthes x alata
Common Names
Pitcher plant, monkey cups, tropical pitcher plant,
Plant Type
Herbaceous with perennial lifecycle
Mature Size
6 to 9 inches tall; Can spread 6 to 9 inches
Sun Exposure
Can handle full sun to partial shade
Soil Type
Swamp like, poor drainage, kept moist - sphagnum moss is our preferred one
Soil pH
Acidic loving
Bloom Time
Generally around May to June but also seen some go into September in Florida.
Flower Color
White flowers
Hardiness Zones
Zone 10-11 can also do well indoors with humidity and correct lighting
Native Area
Southeast Asia

Nepenthese Alata AKA pitcher plant, each new pitcher or "monkey cup" can collect numerous insects that it attracts with its unique nectar and converts those digested insects into fertilizer. Excellent inside your home, very easy and forgiving. It is a vining plant and will do well by the window sill.

A tropical pitcher plant native to parts of South East Asia, India, Madagascar, and Australia. Most are vines, but some remain compact in growth habit. The name "Monkey Cups" comes from monkeys occasionally drinking the fluid in the pitchers. The pitcher is actually a swelling of the mid-vein in the leaf. Ensure that the soil is always kept moist. The pitchers should always have some water in them, so it is good to get some water in them while you're showering your plant, just make sure they are no more than 50% full of water. Failure to produce pitchers indicates that the plant isn't receiving adequate light, humidity, or water issues.

Available in the following packaging based on your preference:

  • Nursery Pot - Standard plastic 2-inch or 4-inch hanging planter pot that can be placed inside a larger pot or left as is until it outgrows it.
  • Amelia Planter - White or Blue your choice. This plant comes packaged in a hanging white oval/round 4.5" porcelain planter pot ready for your home or office space with an s-hook for ease of use to hang on any wall or patio area. The bottom is flat if you want to display the plant on a shelf or table without hanging it. Does have a hole for drainage. 
  • Olympia Planter - The plant comes packaged in a grey-white marble style cylindrical porcelain planter raised on a white metal stand. Does have a hole for drainage. 
  • Nursery Hanging Planter - We now have a smaller 4" version of our hanging basket. The 8" basket is a huge version of our favorite. We now have this gorgeous 8" hanging planter available with some good-sized (3" +) pitchers on the plant. The pot opening is about 8-9" wide and 5" deep - the hanger is almost 15" long making the entire plant close to 22" total plus all the beautiful hanging pitchers.  

Looking for more plant goodies? Check out our accessories.

For added humidity, our Lyfe Rose Gold Signature Mister will make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty. We also recommend adding our Plant Shield & Shine to your order for routine maintenance and pest prevention.  

Our plants are shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida. Please note all our plants are one of a kind and if you want to message us we can send you a picture of the exact one you will receive. The product image here is intended to be the best representation of what you can expect to receive but yours may have slightly less or more growth depending on the crop we have when your order is placed. Any lifestyle pictures are meant to demonstrate how a fully grown or more mature plant looks for you to get a sense of it in your space.

Customer Reviews

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Michael C.
My pitcher plant

I love the plant very much and its doing well but it came with little white melee bugs and i cannot get rid of them even after a repot and cleaning

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Kathy (Hebron, US)
So so

She was a little one and not in that great of shape but I'm not giving up hope.

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Hali K. (Jackson, US)
I named her Audrey

I was beyond ecstatic to receive my pitcher plant. When it arrived it was packed with such love and care. It is gorgeous and the pitchers are such a nice size. I also very much appreciated all the literature that came with it. This is my first one so care instructions were very helpful. I will always use verdant lyfe in future purchases!!

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Lindy F. (Virginia Beach, US)
Super Healthy plant!

Had this plant sent to a friend for her birthday and I was a little nervous it would arrive with very tiny pitchers. But when it arrived it had a bunch of really big, healthy pitchers already on it! My friend loved it and I was thrilled to see how healthy it was In the photos she sent me! Will definitely be back to Verdant Lyfe!

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Linda H. (Austin, US)
Perfect

This plant fit perfect above my kitchen sink window. I was concerned on how it would arrive but it was fine. I'm excited to order more plants.