The Native Exotics Blog

The Native Exotics blog explores topics for carnivorous plant growers, especially Nepenthes enthusiast. Topics include news from the Native Exotics Nursery, new releases to the store, Nepenthes care information, carnivorous plant photo galleries, along with general updates. Be sure to join the Native Exotics newsletter list.


New Nepenthes Hybrids with Nepenthes glandulifera

New Plants on the Horizon We have many new Nepenthes crosses currently at different stages. We did a series of Nepenthes glandulifera crosses that are approaching a suitable selling size and will be available at the beginning of 2018. Nepenthes glandulifera x hamata Nepenthes glandulifera x (eymae x veitchii) Nepenthes glandulifera x robcantleyi Keep an… Read more »


No Tricks. Just Treats from Native Exotics

Our third week of auctions has just ended and we can’t thank you enough for your participation. We have had over 3,000 bids on the 77 items we offered. We will be taking a couple weeks off from auctions and start posting new auction plants in early November. We will be coming back with more… Read more »


New Plant Auction Platform Kicks-off Sunday

Native Exotics now has an Auctions section in the store. We will be posting rarer/specimen plants with starting bids of $1 and no reserve prices. We don’t hate eBay but overtime it has become a mess of fake seeds, poached plants, mislabeled crosses, and illegal imports; so we created our own auction platform. We will be posting the… Read more »


New Inventory and New Species this Saturday

We will be adding many new Nepenthes species for sale and Nepenthes hybrids from Borneo Exotics and Exotica Plants this Saturday. More importantly we will be making available 5 new Nepenthes species for sale with this inventory update: 1. Nepenthes sp. nov. Papua New Guinea When photos first surfaced of this NEW species from famed wildlife… Read more »


Nepenthes sp. nov. Papua New Guinea

When photos first surfaced of this NEW species from famed wildlife photographer Ch’ien Lee, we could hardly contain ourselves. We are now proud to offer, for the first time in history, this amazing and colorful new species from our lab. The illustration above was done by Michael Kevin Smith based on few photos available of this plant… Read more »


Native Exotics Inventory Update and Future CK, BE, EP Availability

INVENTORY UPDATE: TODAY, August 05 at 9:00 PM EST We will have dozens of new specimen Nepenthes for sale both Nepenthes species and Nepenthes hybrids. The inventory will be going live tonight at 9:00 PM EST. For our newsletter subscribers only we are offering 10% off all orders! SHOP THE NEWEST INVENTORY Expect to see established specimens and stock items of… Read more »


Nepenthes Klossii Now Available for Pre-Order!

Borneo Exotics is bringing Nepenthes klossii back in a series of NEW clones never before offered for sale. You can order Nepenthes klossii plants as a pre-order from Native Exotics. Check out our Nepenthes klossii pre-order page for all the latest information on the release. CHRISTIAN KLEIN – Germany A couple months ago we imported… Read more »


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Native Exotics News, Inventory Update and Exotica Plants Coming Soon!

Native Exotics News, Inventory Update and Exotica Plants Coming Soon! Native Exotics News Well spring is here! For all of us who have had to deal with the cold weather, we now have a reprieve. We can now resume what we love, that is, grow plants! Here at Native Exotics we have been propagating all… Read more »


Boston Flower Show
We Are Heading to the Boston Flower Show!

We Are Heading to the Boston Flower Show! We are heading to the Boston Flower Show at the Seaport World Trade Center! Lot’s of carnivorous plants for sale. Hope to see you there! Who’s coming to visit us at the 2017#bostonflowershow? We will have 100’s of beautiful#carnivorousplant glass terrariums for sale as well as many other… Read more »


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Nepenthes villosa – Toothy Beauty – Cultivation

Nepenthes villosa – Toothy Beauty – Cultivation Nepenthes villosa is one of the more coveted species of tropical pitcher plants. This coveted plant is native to the highland mountain regions of Mount Kinabalu and Mount Tambuyukon in Sabah, Borneo. Found at approximately 2,300-3,200 meters in elevation it requires cool nights to do well! We have found… Read more »


Pitcher Plant Comparisons
Two Pitcher Plant Comparisons – Nepenthes hamata vs. Nepenthes ventricosa x hamata

Two Pitcher Plant Comparisons – Nepenthes hamata vs. Nepenthes ventricosa x hamata Here we are showing two pitcher plant comparisons. Both plants are insect eaters also known as carnivorous plants and require insects or other small organisms in order to grow.  Hamata comes from the Latin word hamatus meaning “hooked”. It describes the appearance of… Read more »


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Carnivorous Pitcher Plant Hybrid – Exotica Plants

Carnivorous Pitcher Plant Hybrid – Exotica Plants This is a Nepenthes veitchii x burbidgeae, it is a carnivorous pitcher plant hybrid bred by Exotica Plants in Australia.  While this plant won’t be for sale this weekend, we will have new items on our website for Saturday January 14th at 7pm EDT. We will also have nice plants available… Read more »


2017–Nepenthes in the Greenhouse

Some fun and rare Nepenthes will be available from our website in the next month! Lots of surprises! Some dimorphism in Nepenthes! This just means occurring in two forms and in regards to Nepenthes (tropical insect eating plant) it refers to the differing shapes and size as well as prey “audience” between lower pitchers (traps)… Read more »


2016 Exotic Plant Wrap-up

  Thank you all for a wonderful 2016 year! Below is a fantastic hybrid, Nepenthes hamata x veitchii, a seed grown carnivorous pitcher plant:   Here’s an update on the terrarium we put together a few months back. Things settling in, temperatures are about 70 F most of the time and dropping maybe 5 degrees… Read more »


Holiday Sale Coming Up

  Next weekend December 16th through the 18th we will be running a 15% off store wide sale! New items will be available and also FREE shipping on orders of $120 or more! Use the code holiday15%off when checking out starting Friday the 16th at 5pm EDT and running until Sunday the 18th at 10pm… Read more »


Insect-Eating Pitcher Plant

An insect eating (carnivorous) pitcher plant, Nepenthes ampullaria x (spathulata x gymnamphora) is growing on our windowsill in upstate New York with no special treatment now for about a month. Temperatures during the day are about 70 F and nights in the low 60’s. The relative humidity fluctuates but is typically around 50%. We make… Read more »


Some new photos from the greenhouse!


Late Nights in the Lab

  These wee little guys are are growing up so fast!  We’ve re-plated our N. villosa collection one late night in the lab. The Darlingtonia are about to pop too!  So much to do that they’ve been quietly outgrowing their flask for far too many months.  Soon it will be Darlingtonia mania too! One of… Read more »


Exotica Plants are Coming to Town!

We just received the list of plants that we are getting from Exotica Plants last night! There are SO many plants! I will be working all weekend to get the list organized, and let customers know what they got and as well send out the “extras” list to everyone to pick and choose from! This… Read more »


Oh baby it’s cold outside…

Brrr…. it has finally gotten cold.  We were a little concerned that we wouldn’t get to really test our new massive wood pellet boiler heating system (more on that soon) with all the unseasonably warm weather we’ve had in New York.  Lucky us, it finally broke. It broke spectacularly in a series of blizzards and… Read more »


Nepenthes pervillei care

Nepenthes pervillei is an incredible and unique species of Nepenthes found only on the island of Seychelles off the coast of Africa. It has evolved to become quite different from most species of Nepenthes because it is separated from the Indonesian Islands by the vast Indian Ocean. For example, the seeds of N. pervillei look… Read more »


Nepenthes villosa Care

NEPENTHES VILLOSA Nepenthes villosa is arguably one of the most sought after Nepenthes by hobbyists around the world. Its popularity can be attributed to its huge fangs and colorful traps, however it is not an easy plant to grow. Nepenthes villosa is found at high altitudes on Mount Kinabalu and Mount Tambuyukon and can be… Read more »


Native Exotics Gets a Face Lift!

WELCOME TO THE NEW FACE OF NATIVE EXOTICS! Welcome to our very first blog post!  I cannot explain to you how exciting it is to launch our new site, our new vision, our new logo, and our COMPLETE PLANT LIST! Feel free to browse in the categories that you find interesting. Like Exotica Plants? Find… Read more »