Nepenthes bicalcarata - red x maxima EP
This plant is being 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.
This plant prefers lowland conditions. It should be kept between 80-88F in the day with nights higher than 60F. 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.
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 warm grower with large speckled pitchers. The main image shows the seed-grown parent plant the cuttings are from.