Nepenthes lowii x tentaculata BE3970


Nepenthes lowii x tentaculata BE3970

First introduced Nov 2018 by Borneo Exotics.  This is a natural hybrid that arose from seeds of N. lowii from Trus Madi in Sabah. These cuttings are size: large and medium

Note: these plants are propagated from tip cuttings and therefore produce upper pitchers from the outset. This is intentional, as the upper pitchers show the most interesting characteristics, with the flare of N. lowii and also hairs and sometimes, nectar secretions are clearly visible under the lid.

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Nepenthes lowii x tentaculata BE3970

Climate: Highland

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.

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