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Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Alata

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Direct to Partial Shade Carnivorous Needs Humidity

A tropical pitcher plants 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 is an indication that the plant isn't receiving adequate light, water and potting mix. It require a cold winter dormancy between November and February. Temperatures in their natural habitats regularly dip below freezing over winter (0°C / 32°F). During such temperatures, they may go into dormancy and revive and provide new growth in the Spring.

Available in the following packaging based on your preference:

  • Nursery Pot - Standard plastic 2 inch planter pot that can be placed inside a larger pot or left as is until it outgrows it.
  • Amelia Planter - 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. 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. 

If your plant needs added humidity our Plant Mister would make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty.

Looking for more plant goodies? Check out our accessories Here.

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.

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

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Sharron Winegardner
Beautiful Nepenthes Alata.

Even though the plant arrived 4 days late, thanks to FedEx, it arrived unscathed. Beautiful plant and well packaged. Will definitely purchase here again!

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Beverly Sheffield
Did not expect a Venus fly trap. Was surprised when I found out.

I did a lot I of research on this plant. I was glad to find out that it goes dormant for the winter. Overall, I am taking it a step at a time.

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Candi Sunday
Nepenthes alata

Came in looking great! All the pitchers still intact. And fast delivery. Definitely ordering again. Very very happy with my new nepenthes