Not much is known about the natural history of this plant. It's been in cultivation for many decades and many stories are associated with it. Some speculate that it's a form of Nepenthes maxima. Others contend that it's a horticultural hybrid, Nepenthes maxima x albomarginata. A few other growers think it's a type of N. stenophylla.
We tend to think it's a form of N. maxima because upper pitchers of both plants are very similar in size, shape, and color. However, that's not definitive enough to call it a form of N. maxima. To this date, we have yet to see its lower pitchers. Our mother plant produces only upper pitchers, regardless of how it is grown. The pitchers are funnel-shaped and yellow-green with solid brown peristome.
Regardless of its natural history, N. curtisii is a hardy grower. All of our stock plants come from a mother plant that was purchased in the early 1990s!
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 4-inch pot. All plants are established rooted cuttings and were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection.
The last photo is representative of the plants for sale. Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.
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Parent plants are native to the tropical rainforest of Southeast Asia.
Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing. Always protect from frost.
Size of Adult Plants
Pitchers can reach 6-8 inches.
Partial sun. A south window with a few hours of direct sun is best.
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil damp, but never waterlogged. Allow the water to drain through completely.
Use 1 part dried sphagnum moss and 1 part perlite. Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.
75° - 85°F.
60° - 70°F.