Carnivorous Plants/nepenthes


Hello Experts,

I really need some help confirming the types of nepenthes I have.

I have attached a picture with this question of my nepenthes plants.

I have my guess but I still want to be sure.

The first one on the left side has more of a long pitcher. Right now it is a light green color and inside the pitcher there are these pink speckles. I think it may be a an Nepenthes Sanguinea ?

The pitcher on the right side is seems a bit more rounded at the bottom. On the outside it has red spots. I bought this one from cooks carnivores and it was a nepenthes sibuyanensis. Cna you confirm this for me. I waited till a big pitcher grew so it would be easier for you guys.

Another question regaurding the nepenthes sibuyanensis if it is one. Is it true that nepenthes sibuyanensis like to bury there pitchers in moss ? If so should put more moss around my plant.

Hopefully you can help me

Hi Matt,

I would say the one on the left is Nepenthes sanguinea "orange" just because I've grown and had so many of these.  The other plant probably is N. sibuyanensis, only because I know that Cook's and many of us get starts from the same wholesalers.  I wouldn't have any reason to doubt the ID unless you have some other circumstances that would contradict that.  When plants are small like this it is very hard to determine identity until they start producing more mature pitchers.  

Fortunately, N. sibuyanensis will start to show this fairly soon.  As the plant gets older it will try to grow pitchers down, and yes, they do grow into the soil sometimes.  We've had problems with them growing their pitchers through trays, and shelves, only to have to cut them off to remove the plants.  They don't need to grow pitchers into the soil, but just be aware as the tendrils begin to elongate.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest  

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