We brought this in on the fall import. There weren't many of them. They show exceptional traits - toothy peristomes that turn almost black! This one is producing large pitchers!
The main image shows the exact plant we are offering. XL Specimen. Seed-grown. Shipped with roots wrapped in sphagnum.
This plant prefers intermediate/highland conditions. It should be kept between 80-85F in the day and nights in the low 60's. Nepenthes can acclimate to lower humidity levels, although the best results will be seen with a relative humidity range between 70-80%. Bright, indirect light, and pure water.
This plant was imported from Exotica Plants in Australia. Exotica Plants is the world leader in Nepenthes hybridization and Redleaf Exotics is their exclusive distributor. With over 30 years of breeding experience, they have produced the most beautiful hybrids and species cultivars in cultivation. If you're a novice or serious collector, Exotica Plants Nepenthes are a must-have! Check back often for our latest Nepenthes availability.
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!