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Nepenthes maxima

Pitcher plant

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Features

  • Height3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourGreen streaked white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Nepenthes maxima (Pitcher plant). A climbing or scrambling, carnivorous plant from Indonesia to New Guinea. Bears heart-shaped leaves and pitcher-shaped, green streaked red flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Monkey cup

Origin

Indonesia to New Guinea

Interest and use

Carnivorous

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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.

Propagation

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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