Ease to Grow: Moderate
Native Range: summit of Mount Bandahara, Aceh Indonesia
Zones: 11-12 (9-14)
Nepenthes diatas is a remarkable tropical pitcher plant with distinctive teeth along the peristome, similar to N. hamata. It is a Sumatran Highlands nepenthes with large orange to deep red, almost purple pitchers when mature. They are very beautiful, often growing in a compact rosette. N. diatas is quite similar in appearance to N. singalana. It prefers cool growing conditions, and a slight drop (10°F) in overnight temperatures. It is quite good at catching large insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets. It is a great house plant in air conditioning.
Unless size specifies "potted", plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss unless size variant specifies "potted". Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Plant Type: Tropical, Highland
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix
Light: Bright indirect light indoors, full to partial sun outdoors
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom, window sill, terrarium, or cool greenhouse.