This complex hybrid was bred by our friend, Sam Estes, of Leilani Nepenthes Nursery. Its parentage consists of N. kampotiana, N. ventricosa, and N. maxima.
This plant really caught our attention because of its elegant, colorful pitchers. Each pitcher has a long neck and a bulbous base. The upper pitchers are also equally elegant, like a Grecian urn.
Of all the hybrids in our collection, this is by far the easiest to grow. It grows vigorously and produces lots of pitchers during the growing season. It is also the first to produce pitchers in spring and the last to drop its pitchers in winter. It grows very well as a houseplant and is suitable for first-time growers.
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. Plants in this current batch have vines a foot long. Last photo is representative of plants for sale.
Photos are for descriptive purposes only. 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.