Heliamphora nutans x glabra (Nutans Giant)

$54.95 - $84.95
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This plant was first identified as a larger form of Heliamphora nutans and was dubbed Nutans Giant. But, botanists later realized it was a natural hybrid, H. nutans x glabra. An adult specimen is an impressive sight. Its pitchers have the luscious curves of H. nutans but slightly wider and taller. Pitchers on adult plants can often reach 10 inches.
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Plants You Receive

• Established division from select mother plants.
• Acclimated for bright sunlight and average home humidity.
• Small divisions have juvenile pitchers and are shipped in 3.5-inch pots.
• Medium divisions have one growth point and are shipped in 4-inch pots.
• Large divisions have two growth points and are shipped in 4-inch pots.
• Meticulously packaged for safe shipping.
Current plants have spotting on older pitchers  This is normal during very hot summers when nectar glands dry up.  

First photo is representative of the mother plant from which divisions were taken. Subsequent photos are representative of the batch of plants for sale.

For all divisions, we wait until there is at least one new open pitcher on a plant before offering it for sale. This can take up to 6 months. To prep plants for sale, we cut off all pitchers that have significantly discolored during the acclimation process, so a plant might have fewer pitchers than normal. Some order leaves left on a plant may still be mildly discolored. This is a normal process as they age. Plants will develop a full set of pitchers within another 6-12 months.

General Care

Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for windowsill growing.
Native Habitat: Flat mountain tops of Venezuela.
Sunlight: Partial to full sun, or strong fluorescent lights.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Allow water to drain through.
Soil: Equal parts dried sphagnum moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Temperatures: Mild day temperatures.  Avoid excessive heat and scorching sunlight.  Nighttime drop of 15°- 20° is recommended.  Always protect from frost.

Best for the experienced grower.


  • 5
    Great Plant

    Posted by Christopher Hooper on November 23, 2021

    Well packed, fast shipping and a strong plant…thank you!