Nepenthes ampullaria ‘Harlequin’ BE 3681


Nepenthes ampullaria ‘Harlequin’ BE 3681  was first introduced 2008 as nursery-grown plants and August 2018 as plants in tissue culture. The female parent is the ‘Williams Red’ form of the species, which remains the deepest and purest red form Borneo Exotics has ever seen. The male parent is a selected clone of N. ampullaria ‘Harlequin’. This particular clone was selected from a large number of candidate clones for it’s excellent coloration.

Note: The name ‘Harlequin’ refers to the three tone pitcher coloration. It is not a specific cultivar and has been sold over the years as several different clones.

Medium plants are potted in a 3.5 inch pot, filled with long fiber sphagnum moss and pearlite.


Nepenthes ampullaria ‘Harlequin’ BE 3681

Climate: Lowland

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 pearlite 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:  Ideal range for lowland Nepenthes is 75 to 90 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.

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