Nepenthes sp #1 BE3172


Nepenthes sp #1 BE3172

Nepenthes sp. #1 BE3172 is an easy grower, with bulbous red-striped pitchers which can reach nearly 12 inches or 30cm in length. Obtained from seeds collected from an undisclosed location in Sumatra several decades ago, this is certainly a new species which is under description and expected to be published shortly. From a single selected clone out of microprop.

Plants are grown in a 4 inch pot with long fiber sphagnum moss and perlite.



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Nepenthes sp #1 BE3172

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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