Nepenthes Song of Melancholy (Clone A)

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This plant was part of a open-pollinated breeding at Leilani Nepenthes Nursery. The actual parentage is unknown, though it is suspected to be Nepenthes boschiana x (spectabilis x veitchii) based on records of what was in bloom at the nursery at the time. When we received the first batch from LNN, the hybrid had a wide range of colors and patterns. We kept two particular plants for our collection and acquired a third from another grower.

Clone A (formerly called "Song of Melancholy, Red") has sturdy pitchers adorned with red flecks against a light orange background. The peristome (or lip) has light reddish orange stripes against a dark red background. The leaves are leathery. Pitchers on an adult plant approach 12 inches.

Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for indoor growing.
Pitcher Size: Up to 12 inches.
Sunlight: Bright filtered to partial sun.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).
Soil: Equal parts dried sphagnum moss and perlite only.
Temperatures: Above 70°F during the day; 55°-70°F during the night. Always protect from frost.

• Established rooted cutting, which may produce lower or upper pitchers.
• Acclimated for windowsill growing.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Care instructions are included.

The first photo is descriptive of the mother plant in our collection. The last photo shows established cuttings ready for new homes. Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.

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  • 5
    Song of Melancholy

    Posted by Sarah on May 24, 2020

    Beautiful plant in perfect condition as always!

  • 5

    Posted by Travis Hunt on April 19, 2019

    When I received this is was immediately surprised; as always a beautiful vigorous plant

  • 5
    Repeat customer

    Posted by Maria Wong on April 14, 2019

    I have ordered several plants from Sarracenia Northwest over the two years and I have not been disappointed. The plants are very well shipped and always arrive in great condition! Once they arrive the plants acclimate very well and quickly to their new growing conditions despite the big change in humidity conditions. If I have questions, I always get a reply quickly! If you have never owned a carnivorous plant, get one from here their plants are hardy and ready for their new homes. Thank you again for providing me with great plants to grow!