Nepenthes burkei

$25.95

Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: No
Native Range: Highlands of the Philippines
Zones: 11-12 (9-14)

Nepenthes burkei, is a medium size, fast growing carnivorous highland tropical pitcher plant with large, 6+" yellow green pitchers that are streaked in red. Traps are hour glass shaped with oval hoods, and wide flared red peristomes, and a wide mouth.  Lower pitchers have a brief life, but upper pitchers are abundant, larger and more colorful. It grows in the open or shade, among shrubs and trees. N.burkei grows in similar conditions to N. ventricosa. It does well in a window. It is quite good at catching large insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets. It can be grown outdoors in the warm weather with a minimal transition period. It is a great in a terrarium, and as a houseplant or in the greenhouse.

Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 18+"
Plant Type: Tropical, Highland
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix
Light: Bright indirect indoors, full to partial sun outdoors
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom or does well in the greenhouse.

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