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Nepenthes 'Alata'

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About This Product

Species Name: Nepenthes alata

Common name(s): Pitcher Plant 

Defining Characteristics: 

  • A great hardy beginner carnivorous plant
  • Highly diverse in appearance forming pitchers ranging from yellow to green to red, orange, or even purple colorations.
  • Very rewarding to grow and maintain both indoors and out
  • Looks lovely in a hanging basket

Recommended Pot Size: Small - Medium 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Temperature requirement: 60-90°F


Watering frequency: Always use mineral-free water with your carnivorous plants, such as rainwater or distilled water. Keep soil consistently moist. 

Lighting: Bright indirect - direct light

Soil type: Requires soil with high levels of organic matter and an acidic pH such as Josh’s Frogs Carnivorous Plant Soil

Growth rate: Slow 

Height: 18”+

Origin: Endemic to the Philippines

Regional locality: Grows in the highlands at altitudes of 1,000-2,000m

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-8

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes
  • Geckos
  • Temperate Vivariums ✔



  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes
  • Geckos
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: This plant does not require feedings or a dormancy period like other carnivorous plants. Allow this plant to dry out slightly between waterings, but never let it fully dry out. 

Shipping Notes: 

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly, removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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Nice Little Plant

Received this as a gift to make use of surplus feeder insects. Arrived well-packed and in good condition. Had 8 leaves, with one functional pitcher, and one pitcher bud. Since arrival less than a month ago, has been fed 3 fruit flies and sprouted a new leaf with a healthy bud at the tip while the other two pitchers are growing nicely. Right now it's doing well in a window sill greenhouse with south-eastern exposure, but could probably due with a repot out of the soil mixture into some sphagnum moss soon.

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