Nepenthes truncata x hamata is a must-have on the collector's list! Created by Exotica Plants in the '90s. The dark ribbed peristomes are very hamata-like and the pitchers can grow well over a foot tall. This is a new grex using their giant female trunc!
The main image shows a larger pitcher on another form. Small. Seed-grown.
Nepenthes are primarily native to Southeast Asia. There are roughly 180 species, with many recently discovered in the 20th century. They grow anywhere from hot, sticky jungles to chill mountain tops high above the clouds. Though Nepenthes were once thought to be difficult to grow, this is far from the truth. Most plants have adapted to cultivation quite well and the hobby is growing quickly. In fact, most tropical pitcher plant species and hybrids will thrive between 60-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Check out our Nepenthes care tips here. For an in-depth look at different species and their temperature requirements take a look at this guide. Make sure to sign up for our Newsletter for blog updates and to be notified when we add more plants to our online shop!