Nepenthes rajah x peltata BE 4510


The female parent is one of the four clones of Nepenthes rajah, sold under BE-3152 and originating with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The male parent is a seed-grown plant of N. peltata, selected for the striking red coloration to the underside of its leaves.

Since both parent species are known for their peltate leaves, it will be interesting to see if that characteristic is augmented in this cross. This cross should produce very large pitchers.

Random selection from a large number of different clones out of microprop. Plants are potted in a 4 inch pots; filled with long fiber sphagnum moss, plus perlite.

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Nepenthes rajah x peltata BE 4510

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.