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Nepenthes Genus

Pitcher plant

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilFertile, Peaty
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Nepenthes genus (Pitcher plant). These are evergreen, insectivorous mostly epiphytic perennials. they are about 70 species. the bear purple or brownish flowers which are borne in spikes.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Epiphytics

Other common names

Tropical pitcher plant

Cultivation

They are frost tender, minimum 18C, and require a humid atmosphere with partial shade and moist, fertile soil with added peat and moss.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the spring or from stem cuttings in spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs and grey leaves can be troublesome.

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