Nepenthes bicalcarata is known for its sharp-fanged pitchers! These are becoming harder to find and never seen for sale at this size. Most are imported weak plants that struggle and many times die, due to how sensitive they are. We don't suggest this plant for beginners or those who aren't set up for growing lowland tropicals. Bicalcarta prefer high humidity and temps above 70F at all times to really thrive. Ours do fine down to the 60F range with no issues. A quick-growing species that can easily reach 4Ft feet or more across!
The images show the exact specimen we are offering. Shipped with roots carefully wrapped in sphagnum. Seed grown.
This plant prefers lowland conditions. It should be kept between 84-90F, with nights no lower than 65F. Nepenthes can acclimate to lower humidity levels, although the best results will be seen with a relative humidity of around 80%. Bright, indirect light and pure water.
Nepenthes bicalcarata is native to Northwestern Borneo where it's found growing in hot, sticky jungles. It was formerly described by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1873. Nepenthes bicalcarata produces tubby pitchers on long tendrils. The peristome is usually lime green with two large fangs. They can actually be quite sharp like needles!