Nepenthes veitchii (Bario x Yamada, squat striped) is a newer grex of the species created by Christian Klein and Shinya Yamada. The parents are both striped Bario forms and the offspring should be magnificent! This one is showing striping and it will intensify as it matures.
This plant prefers intermediate conditions. It should be kept between 78-84F in the day and would benefit from nights in the 60's. 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 is endemic to Borneo and their are both highland and lowland varieties. Most prefer intermeidate/highland conditions.
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. 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 plants 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!
We love veitchii and this grex has huge potential. Veitchii can show striping at an early age or around 4 inches. Imported from Christian Klein. The main image shows the parents used. The secondary images show the specimen we are offering. We ship this plant with its roots carefully wrapped in sphagnum. Seed-grown.