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Nepenthes rafflesiana

Pitcher plant

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Features

  • Height6m to 9m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourGreen, purple and red
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Nepenthes rafflesiana (Pitcher plant). This is a tall, climbing species, The large leaves can camouflage the elegant green pitchers with their heavily spotted and ribbed mouths.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic

Origin

Sumatra 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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