Nepenthes bicalcarata Seeds
Nepenthes bicalcarata SEED
Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Borneo Lowlands.
Zones: 12-13 (10-15).
Nepenthes bicalcarata, is a medium sized, carnivorous tropical pitcher plant with fangs, or at least that's what they look like. They are actually spurs coming from the underside of the hood. Traps in this clone have the typical green and bronze tint, and wide, prominent wings. Basal traps are urn shaped and can get up to 6" in length. It is heat tolerant and does well in a window. It is quite good at catching large insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets. N. bicalcarata is a swamp dwelling species that grows alongside N. ampullaria, and loves it hot and humid. It grows naturally in the shade of relatively dense, damp, woody vegetation. In cultivation it does well in moderately bright indirect light. Reduce watering in winter. It is a great house plant, that can be grown outdoors in the warm weather. It is excellent in the terrarium, and suitable for beginners.
This selection of seed includes several forms: typical, green, red blush, spotted. Seed Packs are fresh harvested, and stored refrigerated. Seed count is approximate, but reliable.
Note: All seeds are produced from open pollination within our collection. Some cross pollination may occur, and seed offspring may or may not be true to mother plant. Growing carnivorous plants from seeds is best suited for the experienced and patient grower. See our webpage on Growing CPs from Seeds.
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical.
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix.
Light: Medium Bright indirect indoors, filtered to partial sun outdoors.
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom or does well in a terrarium or shaded greenhouse.