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Nepenthes hookeriana

Pitcher plant

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Features

  • Height1m to 3.5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourGreen, purple and red
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Nepenthes hookeriana (Pitcher plant). This is a low carnivorous climber producing ovoid winged diamorphic pitchers that are pale green with dark red spots.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Succulent

Origin

Malaysia to Borneo

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They will need a very humid atmosphere, with partial-shade and moist, fertile soil. You can propagate from seeds in the spring or from stem cuttings in spring or summer.

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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