This species is endemic to the Island of Sumatra. It can be found growing in moist shaded forests and inaccessible slopes. A mature specimen can produce huge pitchers and the uppers are funnel-shaped with large pouty lips and stripes!
This plant prefers lowland conditions. It should be kept between 80-85F in the day and appreciates night in the 65 -70F range. Very high relative humidity levels. Partial shade and distilled 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!
Sumatrana is rarely ever seen for sale and definitely a top plant for the lowland collection! These are fast-growing plants that love heat and shade! Color and stripes intensify as they mature. The secondary images show the exact plant you will receive. The main image shows a larger plant in our collection.