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Nepenthes northiana

Pitcher plant

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Features

  • Height22m to 30m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourGreen spotted purple
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Nepenthes northiana (Pitcher plant). A climbing or scrambling, carnivorous plant from Southern China, New Guinea and Queensland. Bears heart-shaped leaves and pitcher-shaped, green spotted red flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic

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

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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