Nepenthes glabrata is famous for its dainty yet extremely colorful pitchers, its vining habit, and its narrow leaves. It prefers very mild daytime temperatures and thrives in bright light. It's a prize for any collector, and a good candidate for the grower who has limited space but plenty of light and a cool growing area. In time, this species can grow long, branching vines that can beautifully adorn a small windowsill.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3.5-inch pot. All plants are established rooted cuttings and were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection. Mother plants were originally purchased from Borneo Exotics in 2009!
The last two photos are representative of the plants for sale. Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.
Please watch the monthly video
for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.
Native to the mountainous rainforest of Suluwesi, Indonesia.
Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing. Always protect from frost.
Size of Adult Plants
Pitchers can reach 4 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.
70° - 80°F.
55° - 65°F.