All plants sold from Redleaf Exotics are greenhouse hardened unless stated otherwise. We ship on Mondays and Tuesdays. Any orders placed after Tuesday will ship the following week. We do not ship outside of the USA.
Cost and Time
We ship our plants via USPS Priority Mail and charge a flat rate of $12.99. Packages can take anywhere from 2-3 days to arrive. Priority Mail Express is another option we offer. It's a flat rate of $38.00 usually arriving the next day. Live plants take time to package and if we are experiencing a large amount of orders, it may take us a few extra days to process them. Orders are typically out within 5-7 days after placing them. If our weather forecast is below 25F we will hold plants here and resume once the weather warms up to 30F+ degrees.
After we ship, you will receive a confirmation email with a USPS tracking number. You can track your order on our website or at www.USPS.com.
Live Arrival Guarantee
- We stand behind our plants and guarantee live and healthy arrival. Browning pitchers and snapped tendrils can happen during shipping. This is completely normal, even though we aim for perfection. If plants arrive dead or badly damaged, please contact us within 48 hours. Email us at email@example.com with pictures and a description of what's going on. We will respond within 24 hours to assess your case.
- If we decide to proceed, we will send another plant(s) or issue an in-store credit. We reserve the right to deny refunds or replacements without proper proof or reason.
- Our guarantee does not apply to lost or stolen packages or USPS priority mail service.
- From November to March, our guarantee only applies to orders with a heat pack and express shipping.
Important Plant Information
Seed Grown (SG): Plants with this label are grown from seed. They have genetic diversity with the potential for unique traits and characteristics. Most our nepenthes species and hybrids are seed-grown in house or imported.
Tissue Culture (TC): Tissue culture or micropropagation is used to grow plant tissue from a select individual in sterile conditions with the use of growth mediums. One individual can be multiplied many times. This practice aids in species preservation and takes pressure off wild populations. We rarely offer TC plants. We prefer growing from seed and like seeing the genetic diversity amongst the offspring. Just our preference. :)
Small: Nepenthes seedlings ranging from 2-3 inches in diameter. Traits not yet fully distinguishable.
Medium: Nepenthes that are 5 inches or more in diameter showing individual traits.
Large: 8 or more inches in diameter showing mature traits.
Specimen: A select individual that's 8 or more inches in diameter. The images show the exact plant we are selling. Specimens on our pre-order imports are labeled with #.
Rooted Cutting: Stem cuttings from a select individual. Some cuttings are taken from select individuals and may take years produce more. Usually limited supply per variety. Nepenthes cuttings are with or without pitchers. Most are in intermediate upper pitcher stage. They should produce base shoots once fully established.
Pitcher: Also known as the trap, this modified leaf lures and captures prey. This is the main attraction to Nepenthes. The pitchers are filled with digestive enzymes.
Lid: The lid covers the pitcher opening but can be laid back in some species or almost nonexistent. Some species secret large amounts of exudate from the lid such as Nepenthes lowii.
Peristome/lip: The lip surrounds the pitcher opening. Its attractive display and design is perfect for luring prey. Some species almost completely lack a peristome, such as Nepenthes inermis.
Wings: These two protrusions run parallel and vertical up the front of the pitcher body. They look like the teeth on a Venus flytrap. Wings are usually absent in upper pitcher.
Lowers: Lower pitchers are produced from seedling size until maturity. They can range in size from less than an inch to near 17 inches and more. These are usually the largest traps the plant will produce. Some plants rarely leave lower pitcher stage.
Intermediates: When the plant begins to vine it will produce pitchers that show characteristics of both uppers and lowers.
Uppers: These traps are created a long the vine and are usually smaller and less colorful, but not always. Some species such as platychila and lowii are well-known for their upper pitchers.
Tendril. The part between the leaf and the pitcher. When plants begin to vine their tendrils look for something to grab onto and secure the plant. Some species wont pitcher unless they have something to clasp.