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Nepenthes curtisii
Nepenthes curtisii


 
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Price: $29.95
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General Description
 
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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Natural Habitat
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.

Sunlight
Partial sun. A south window with a few hours of direct sun is best.

Water
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.

Soil
Use 1 part dried sphagnum moss and 1 part perlite. Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Day Temperature
75° - 85°F.

Night Temperature
60° - 70°F.

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5 of 5 June 10, 2020
Reviewer: cheryl shepard from Rockmart, GA United States  
item was larger than expected and is doing well

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5 of 5 June 8, 2020
Reviewer: Michael Came from Indianapolis, IN United States  


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5 of 5 Excellent plant! May 10, 2020
Reviewer: Graham from Knoxville, TN United States  
As always, SNW continues to supply my addiction to carnivorous plants. The Nepenthes I've received from them have been nothing short of spectacular. They grow extremely well, pitcher very fast, and are hardy growers. They will always on my short list of places to get plants.

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5 of 5 Nepenthes Curtsii October 5, 2014
Reviewer: Nicole from Cottekill, NY United States  
I am a long time customer of Sarracenia Northwest. Some time ago my I lost my nepethes curtsii. When I saw that SNW was offering it for sale, I did not hesitate buying one from them. Most of the time I prefer it when I can pick my own plant, but when I buy from SSW, I know I will get a healthy beautiful plant.

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