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! A quick-growing species that can easily reach two feet or more across. Nepenthes bicalcarata is a true lowland species so it thrives with Hot, humid days and warm nights. It will not tolerate cold.
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 around 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. Nepenthes were once thought to be difficult to grow, but 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 indoors between 60 and85 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!
Nepenthes bicalcarata is known for its sharp-fanged pitchers! The images show the exact specimen we are offering. Shipped with roots carefully wrapped in sphagnum. Seed grown.