Nepenthes rafflesiana - maroon body
Discovered by Dr. William Jack in 1819, Nepenthes rafflesiana is an extremely variable species with a wide distribution across Borneo, Malaysia, Singapore, and Sumatra. It can be found growing in peaty swamps and ocean cliff sides at elevations below 1,200 meters (3,900 feet). The pitchers can range from deep maroon to almost white, with and without speckles. Nepenthes rafflesiana produces tubby pitchers with large wings on very long tendrils. A quick-growing species that can easily reach a leaf diameter of 3 feet! Rafflesiana - maroon body is a lowland species so it thrives with Hot, humid days and warm nights.
This plant prefers lowland conditions. It should be kept between 84-90F, with nights no lower than 65F. 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!
A must-have for the lowland collection. N. rafflesiana thrives in hot, humid conditions. This particular variant produces deep maroon pitchers!
The images show the exact specimen we are offering. 8+ inches in diameter. We will ship the plant with its roots carefully wrapped in sphagnum. From seed.