Nepenthes gracilis is a lowland pitcher plant that is widespread across the Sunda region. It can be found growing in Borneo, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sulawesi, Sumatra, and Thailand. This form is a fast grower that produces a bunch of dark speckled pitchers.
This plant prefers intermediate conditions. It should be kept between 78-84F in the day and would benefit from nights in the '60s. 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 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 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!