This is Jeff's favorite hybrid. A spectacular creation from the Victorian age of Nepenthes horticulture, N. x tiveyi ("tivvey-ai") is a cross between two highland species, N. maxima x veitchii. The clone Red Queen originated from Exotica Plants in Australia and has proven to be an absolute gem. It produces one of the most spectacular pitchers we've ever seen. The lower traps are brightly colored with orange and red blotches, and the peristome is boldly striped orange, red, and yellow. We've had the best success with it on our kitchen windowsill, where it has adapted well as a houseplant!
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. Plants will need time to acclimate to your household conditions before it produces pitchers.
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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 9 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.