The literal translation of sanguinea is “blood red” – a suiting name for a tropical pitcher plant with pitchers so deep red that they almost appear purple. Ironically, there’s also a completely green variety. Nepenthes sanguinea laughs in the face of your Latin naming conventions. This insectivore naturally grows at an altitude of 300-1800 meters above sea level in southern Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia. This means is spans lowland, intermediate, and highland Nepenthes territory. In short, it’s an adaptable plant, a hearty grower, and great for beginners looking to grow a handsome Nepenthes.