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N. attenboroughii

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Nepenthes attenboroughii  EP

Nepenthes attenboroughii was discovered in 2009 and named after Sir David Attenborough, a famous naturalist.

This plant prefers highland conditions.  It should be kept between 75-80F  in the day and benefits from cool nights 55/60F.  Nepenthes can acclimate to lower humidity levels, although the best results will be seen with a relative humidity range between 75-80%. Bright, indirect light, and distilled water.


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!

A recent discovery in 2009, this species produced some of the largest pitchers in the genus! These are larger sized seedlings. The image shows a sample of the  plants we are offering.