One of the most spectacular clones in cultivation! This is a rooted top chop from our very slow-growing plant. It's yellow in color now, but it does become very red-orange in highland conditions. Well rooted. The main images show larger specimens we saw on our trip to Borneo.
Nepenthes macrophylla is a must-have species for the highland collector! It produces woody pitchers and sharped hooked peristomes. This species can be found on the peak of Gunung Trusmadi on the island of Borneo. The wild populations produce huge pitchers you can almost fit an arm inside of! They prefer cool highland to intermediate conditions to thrive. Slow at first, they grow faster with age!
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!