N. edwardsiana - Mt. Kinabalu
Nepenthes edwardsiana is THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER species there is! It's endemic to the island of Borneo, Indonesia where it can be found on only two mountains, Mt. Kinabalu and Mt. Tambuyukon. Although this species is rare and from higher elevations. We find they do well as a steady intermediate. They require 80% relative humidity to pitcher well. Nights around 60F are perfect!
This plant prefers Intermediate/highland conditions. It should be kept between 75/83F, with nights between 55-60F. 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 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 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!
Well, here it is!! We get asked over and over for this species! The fact is they are extremely hard to come let alone a seed-grown plant. This specimen is 6 years old from seed and thrives in intermediate/highland conditions. You may have to sell a kidney for this one, and we would! This is a chance to own something super special and maybe one day it will blossom female!