Nepenthes Red Queen

(21 reviews)

A spectacular creation from the Victorian age of Nepenthes horticulture, N. 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. This plant also adapts amazingly well as a houseplant. We had one growing in our kitchen window for a winter, and it produced several nice pitchers, though they were smaller than the plants we kept in our greenhouse. Still, it's a fantastic plant that can take a wide range of temperature and humidity.

Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for indoor growing.
Pitcher Size: Up to 8 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
    Red Queen

    Posted by Sean Chaffe on March 9, 2023

    Most beautiful nepenthes in my collection. Came with a fully developed pitcher and another on the way.

  • 5
    Best packaging EVER!

    Posted by Gianne Souza on June 11, 2020

    My N. X Tiveyi arrived in ABSOLUTELY PERFECT condition! Every leaf, pitcher, gosh, even every soil particle was perfectly wrapped so nothing was bruised or damaged. My plant didn’t skip a beat - since its arrival it has not only maintained the pitcher it came with, but rapidly but out two perfect leaves and already has a basal shoot!

  • 5
    Excellent plant!

    Posted by Graham on May 31, 2020

    Been looking for this Victorian hybrid for a long time. It is growing wonderfully well and can't wait to see how it pitchers in the next several months.

  • 5

    Posted by Ed Powers on May 10, 2020

    Everything about this order was top notch! Shipping time, packing, quality of plant, everything. Items for sale are much larger and more established than many other vendors.

  • 5
    amazing looking tiveyi!

    Posted by Unknown on November 17, 2019

  • 5
    Amazing Plant!

    Posted by Ron on October 19, 2019

    The Nepenthes x tiveyi arrived well packaged, strong & healthy, and is a beautiful plant with incredible pitchers. It came with one pitcher fully mature already but a month later already started growing 2 more. This may be my new favorite plant in my entire carnivorous plant collection so it was well worth the price imho!

  • 5
    In a months time...

    Posted by Lowell Tanquary on September 8, 2019

    Originally from California where I grew a large collection of exotics I felt that an increase of light would produce better results. The plant now has vigorous growth with new leaf formation and pitchers beginning to form and the original pitcher has brilliant color. The trick will be maintaining the light through the winter months this far north during the winter months in the Pacific Northwest where the sun rarely shows. I'll research growing lights and enclosed controlled environment furniture cases for winter survival.

  • 5
    Delivered quickly, super healthy plant

    Posted by Unknown on September 3, 2019

    Tiveyi came quickly and was about a 10 inch tall plant with 2 growth points! I am amazed by the fantastic quality offered in SNW's hardened nepenthes!

  • 5
    Great plant at a great price

    Posted by Unknown on August 11, 2019

    The plant arrive healthy, well packaged, and on time. Plus the price was more than fair. What more could you ask for?

  • 3
    slow & easy

    Posted by Brent on July 29, 2019

    It is growing slow but beautifully. Took a little time to adjust to my garden window but now that it has, one of the two tendrils has produced a pitcher and a new one has developed.

  • 5

    Posted by Elliott Taylor on July 27, 2019

    Plant arrived large & healthy. Has already started forming pitchers on several new leaves.

  • 5
    Excellent, healthy plant

    Posted by Tracy on July 25, 2019

    Arrived in superb condition, and started inflating pitchers less than a week after arrival. Very vigorous and a gorgeous nep!