Nepenthes maxima-dark x veitchii (m) – Bario, squat red, striped peristome – Seed Grown – Exotica Plants – Specimen #5
Nepenthes maxima-dark x veitchii (m) – Bario, squat red, striped peristome
This specimen is a well hardened-off seed-grown plant from Exotica Plants. It’s large, 8 inches across. It’s still young, so some of the adult characteristics aren’t visible yet.
This plant prefers intermediate conditions, which means that it should be kept around 75-85°F during the day and 55-65°F at night with a very high relative humidity.
Nepenthes as a genus prefer high humidity, at least 75% RH for most species. In addition, they should be watered with distilled water, rainwater or reverse osmosis water rather than tap or well water. Fertilizing Nepenthes should only be done rarely, and with extreme care.