We are excited to release the very own horticultural grex of our favorite species, veitchii! Nepenthes veitchii is a highly variable species with the Bario/Bareo forms being the most stunning. This grex was created right here in-house with two prime veitchii parents. The male parent is our famous 'Candy Dreams clone. It produces large, squat pitchers with a red body and a huge striped peristome! The female is squat and striped but lacks body color. We find that two pure Bario forms crossed together can have a lot of variability amongst the progeny. Since both parents are squat, we do expect all of the offspring to be as well. We are certain this will be one of the best veitchii greges in cultivation! Veitchii tends to get its best color in cooler temperatures.
The main image shows the parents used. Extra small seedlings. Shipped in a pot.
This plant prefers intermediate conditions. It can be kept between 78-84F in the day and would benefit from nights in the '60s. 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 pure water.
Nepenthes Veitchii (A) is an in-house creation from the Redleaf Exotics breeding program. Our collection consists of prime breeding stock and we selectively breed for size, color, and unique traits. Redleaf Exotics is also the USA's exclusive distributor for the world's greatest Nepenthes nursery, Exotica Plants! With over 30 years of breeding experience, they choose the best traits which yield the most beautiful hybrids and species cultivars in cultivation. Our collection is built from their most sought after cultivars and seed grown variants. Check back often for the latest Nepenthes for sale.
Nepenthes or tropical pitcher plants 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 of as 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!