Nepenthes are carnivorous plants that are mainly native to the Malay Archipelago. The genus compromises over 170 species, with many discoveries made in the 20th century. They also go by the name monkey cups, hanging pitcher plants, and tropical pitcher plants. The soils they grow in are nutrient-poor. They have evolved modified leaves to lure, capture, and digest prey. These leaves are how the plants obtain nitrogen, one of the vital compounds for plant growth.

Most Nepenthes produce two or three types of pitchers. Most start as a rosette, with compact growth and ground pitchers. These are usually larger, very colorful, and attract terrestrial invertebrates, sometimes small mammals. As the plants mature, they start vining, and the pitcher morphology changes. Tendrils for and clasp onto nearby vegetation, securing the vine in place. The pitchers produced on the vining stem usually become more diminutive, less colorful, and attract different prey. Some species, such as Nepenthes hemsleyana and N. lowii, have symbiotic relationships with mammals. The plants provide shelter or sweet nectar, and in return, the pitchers collect the nutrients from their feces. Some species contain pitcher organisms found nowhere else! 


Redleaf Exotics is a carnivorous plant nursery located in Morrison, TN, USA. We specialize in rare Nepenthes for sale. Our nursery has one of the largest selections of seed grown tropical pitcher plants online! That includes Nepenthes species, Nepenthes hybrids, and other carnivorous plants. We propagate rare tropical pitcher plants, and we’re the sole vendor for Exotica Plants. They provide us with the most desired Nepenthes for sale!  Also, we offer rooted cuttings of our most desired plants and create exclusive hybrids right here. 

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We want to share our passion with plant lovers. There’s nothing like the feeling of growing fabulous Nepenthes plants and enjoying their bizarre beauty! Our goal is to create larger peristomes, more stripes on easier to grow plants! As a result, collectors will be able to enjoy rare and unusual carnivorous plants right at home! We are now expanding into companion plants. These add a great aesthetic to the grow space and usually require similar conditions to tropical pitcher plants. Redleaf Exotics strives to provide growers with some of the most unique and unusual varieties available!

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