Nepenthes truncata BE 4001


First introduced Nov 2019 by Borneo Exotics. This particular item was donated by Singapore Botanic gardens and nothing is known about its provenance. Borneo Exotics had assumed that it was most likely a lowland form but it grows well them in their highland nurseries. It’s for this reason that they have designated it as an intermediate grower.

From a single clone out of microprop donated by Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Nepenthes truncata produces large, heart shaped leaves and is capable of producing enormous pitchers. This will be a fun plant to watch grow!

Plant pictures coming soon.

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Nepenthes truncata BE 4001

Climate: Intermediate

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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