Nepenthes merrilliana x (maxima x talangensis) BE 3942


Introduced Aug 2018 by Borneo Exotics. The female parent is a selected clone of N. merrilliana raised in BE’s nurseries in the 1990’s and which were sold in the distant past as assorted clones under BE-3117. The male parent is the very special clone of N. talangensis x maxima with the cultivar name ‘Lady Pauline’ and Collection ID 0373, formerly sold under BE-3298 (launched at the Chelsea Flower Show – there are many photos of ‘Lady Pauline available on the web).
This clone was initially selected from many for its exceptional vigor, but we have noticed an apparent variegation on the peristome of the upper pitcher.

Plants are potted in a 3.5 inch pot with long fiber sphagnum moss and pearlite.

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Nepenthes merrilliana x (maxima x talangensis) BE 3942

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 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: 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.