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Nepenthes St. Gaya 'Carnivorous Pitcher Plant'

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Nepenthes St. Gaya is a captivating and unusual carnivorous plant native to the highlands of Borneo. What sets it apart are its pitcher-shaped leaves, which act as ingenious traps for insects, making it one of the few plants that can truly "eat" its prey. The St. Gaya variety is particularly known for its vibrant red, orange, or green pitchers and intricate patterning. This plant not only showcases nature's remarkable adaptability but also serves as a captivating conversation piece for plant enthusiasts.

* You will receive ONE (1) 4" plant in nursery pot, unless stated otherwise. Refer to our FAQ for more information.

Nepenthes St. Gaya 'Carnivorous Pitcher Plant' Plant Care


Nepenthes St. Gaya enjoys consistently moist soil. Use distilled or rainwater to keep the soil evenly damp but not waterlogged. It's crucial to keep the soil's moisture level stable, as the plant uses its pitchers for hydration as well.


Place your St. Gaya in bright, indirect sunlight. Avoid harsh, direct sun, which can scorch the delicate leaves and reduce the effectiveness of the pitchers.


These plants appreciate warmer temperatures, typically between 70°F to 85°F (21°C to 29°C) during the day. At night, a slight drop in temperature is beneficial, but avoid exposing them to extreme cold.

Soil Mix

Use a well-draining, acidic soil mix. A blend of sphagnum moss and perlite is often ideal for Nepenthes. The acidity mimics their natural habitat and supports healthy growth.


Maintaining high humidity is essential for Nepenthes. Aim for levels above 50%. In drier environments, you may need to use a humidifier or place a tray of water with pebbles near the plant to increase moisture in the air.


Nepenthes derives nutrients from the insects it traps. However, providing occasional, diluted, and insect-free fertilizer can supplement its diet. Use a fertilizer specifically formulated for carnivorous plants, applied sparingly.


Nepenthes St. Gaya is non-toxic to humans and animals. However, its pitchers are enticing to insects, and the plant relies on them for sustenance.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

I recieved the wrong pitcher plant. I bought the nepenthes gays and recieved a nepenthes alata not to mention the nepenthes plant is not large ,I’ve bought nepenthes alata for this price and have gotten a large plant with large pitchers.. am extremely disappointed

highlight of my collection

Shipped super fast and nicely packaged. I'm happy with my purchase.


Arrived safely and as described in the pictures. My fav plant so far from bumbleplants


The poor plant was covered in dirt and kinda still is from shipment I know it was packaged well. I guess that was just from transport but it was the one plant in my order that exceeded my expectations very excited for this plant! The pitchers aren’t bigger then the ones in the picture but the plant it’s self it and there is way more I’m talking like 6 and 3 starting! Love this plant!! took one star away because of how bad it was covered, I mean it’s even down in the pitchers.. like do I rinse them out or leave them alone?

Love it!

Love my new plant. Shipped carefully and very impressive how nice it looks. Thank you!

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Nepenthes St. Gaya 'Carnivorous Pitcher Plant'