Nepenthes orbiculata RE-0036
This species is endemic to the island of Phang Nga off the coast of Thailand and thought to be an extreme form of the mainland population of N. mirabilis. They produce very squat pitchers with large wings and create an eye-catching specimen! This is the first horticultural release in the US between our two spectacular forms. They love warmth, high humidity, and not too bright. The main images show our larger specimens. The last image shows the seedling size we are offering. This plant will be shipped in a pot.
This plant prefers lowland conditions. It should be kept between 80-88F in the day and doesn't require a temperature drop. Temperatures under 60F should be avoided. 75-80%+ humidity. Bright, indirect light, and pure water.Nepenthes orbiculata RE-0036 is an in-house creation from the Redleaf Exotics breeding program. Our collection consists of prime breeding stock and we selectively breed for size, color, and unique traits. Redleaf Exotics is also the USA's exclusive distributor for the world's greatest Nepenthes nursery, Exotica Plants! With over 30 years of breeding experience, they choose the best traits which yield the most beautiful hybrids and species cultivars in cultivation. Our collection is built from their most sought after cultivars and seed grown variants. Check back often for our latest Nepenthes for sale.
Nepenthes or tropical pitcher plants 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. Tho 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!