N. ampullaria x (veitchii x lowii) BE 4027


First introduced Sept 2020. The female parent is a ‘Harlequin’ form of N. ampullaria sold many years ago as CR-13 and which has Collection ID 1245. The male parent is a seed-grown specimen of N. veitchii x lowii, which is a remarkable robust plant, producing huge pitchers, which exude copious amounts of nectar from the underside of their lids.

As it develops, it has become apparent that the intermediate pitchers have some of the flared characteristics of N. lowii. If it produces upper pitchers, they could be extremely interesting.

As it’s a highland-lowland cross, it’s an easy grower and tolerant of a wide range of temperatures. We have found it to do better in warmer temperatures.

From a single carefully selected clone out of microprop. Plants are potted in a 4 inch pot filled with long fiber sphagnum moss plus perlite.

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N. ampullaria x (veitchii x lowii) BE 4027

Climate: Intermediate

Tropical Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes sp.) Care

  • Best to use only pure water – rainwater, distilled water or RO water. Be careful of bottled water as some contain salt which will kill your Tropical Pitcher plant
  • Keep a small amount of pure water in each trap. Mist plants regularly.
  • Keep soil moist; but well drained at all times. Do Not let your Nepenthes sit in water
  • Nepenthes like partial sunny location. They grow well on windowsills or under fluorescent lights in a terrarium.
  • Soil is mixture 3 parts long fiber sphagnum with 1 part perlite or 1 part fine orchid bark.
  • Fertilize Nepenthes with foliar fertilizer. ¼ tsp of Maxsea per gallon of water, 2 times a month
  • Nepenthes like to grow warm: above 50 degrees. Ideal is 65 to 80 degrees with high humidity.

Note: Pitchers will change in color and shape as they mature. Often there are also several different clones in our mix, so the pitchers may vary slightly for this reason as well.