Nepenthes clipeata seed grown
Nepenthes clipeata is a tropical pitcher plant that can be found only on Mount Kelam in Kalimantan, Borneo. It grows on sheer granite cliff sides, between 600-800 meters. It's extremely rare in the wild and faces extinction.
This plant prefers lowland conditions. It should be kept between 80-85F in the day and above 60F at night. 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 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 are 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!
A beautiful, rare species that produce truncated leaves and peltate in form. Cream-colored pitchers with bulbous bottoms and domed lid. The image shows a sample of the individual seedlings we are offering. 2-3 inches.