Nepenthes platychila is endemic to the Hose Mountains of central Sarawak in Borneo. It produces some of the most unique upper pitchers in the genus! The peristomes are flared and smooth! Quite spectacular!
The main image shows our larger plant. Shipped potted. Seed-grown.
This plant prefers intermediate conditions. It should be kept between 75-85F in the day and would benefit from cooler nights in the ’60s. Nepenthes can acclimate to lower humidity levels, although the best results will be seen in the 70-80% range. 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. Though 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!