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Nepenthes 'Gaya'

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About This Product

Species Name: Nepenthes khasiana x (ventricosa x maxima) ‘Gaya’ 

Common name(s): Tropical Pitcher Plant, Monkey Cups

Defining Characteristics: 

  • This carnivorous plant has large red, orange, and lime green pitchers that grow up to 6 inches in length.
  • A hybrid species whose parent plants are hardy in nature. Making this plant adaptable to a wide range of conditions.
  • 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

Humidity: 70-100%

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

Lighting:  Bright indirect, some 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+ inches

Origin: Southeast Asia; Assam to Bangladesh

Regional locality: Tropical montane forests

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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BEAUTIFUL big plants!

A few days ago I had no idea how to grow carnivorous plants. But when I saw josh's frogs offered some, I bought them immediately. Then I started thinking... "I have no idea what these guys need!" Thankfully my mother in law had noticed my love for ...weird plants ( I have literally hundreds of caudiciforms, succulents, and amorphophallus, in addition to other little oddballs) so she had gotten me "The Savage Garden" signed book a few Christmases ago, (I highly recommend this book) so I picked that up and read all about their care. On one hand I feel like "now I know everything" and on the other I am panicking that I won't do a good job despite my newfound knowledge that the wonderful book has given me. Their care is different than the average houseplant, but honestly totally manageable if you just do the research. The first thing I did was buy a water distiller. They have gotten decently affordable and unless you are collecting rainwater or have a RO system, it seems this is the best option for a few plants. they need pure water with as few minerals and salts and chemicals as possible, and the savage garden does a wonderful job of breaking down what each plant needs, as far as light, container, dormancy, soil, etc etc. I bought 3 carnivorous plants from joshes frogs and I have my nepenthes 'gaya' in an empty terrarium, lit with grow lights and lifted so the pot doesn't sit in water, my VFT 'dente' outside in the sun in a tray of water which the potted plant sits in (dormancy is going to be a trick here in NH, if I can't find a cool windowsill I am going to have to get creative haha) and the sarracenia 'Judith Hindle" is right next to the VFT. ALL the plants arrived super healthy, bigger than expected and just stunning colors.(the nep arrived in reds and greens, the vft and sar are still mostly green but will redden as well) In my recent research I have found that if you are new to carnivorous plants, the types offered by josh's frogs are optimal. (though I would love to see some sundews and butterworts offered in the future if you plan on expanding the carnivorous plant section :) ) Judith Hindle is often referred to as "if you can only have one sarracenia this is it" the nep gaya is in just about every "recommended beginner" plant section in any website you visit. the VFT dente isn't my favorite vft (because I always like big and best lol) but for sure if I had bought a b-52 first, my next obvious choice to add to the collection would have been 'dente' so it is still great choice. The VFT caught a black soldier fly this morning, the sarracenia has caught two houseflies in one trap- we even got to see one of them get caught- so satisfying! especially since that particular fly had been bugging me all morning. long story short, if you always wanted carnivorous plants, but were afraid of killing them- pick up a copy of The Savage Garden, then buy a few plants from Josh's frogs- you won't be disappointed!

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