Nepenthes diatas


Ease to Grow: Moderate
Dormancy: No
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.

Height: 18+"
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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Orlando Melchor

Very healthy plant. Great looking pitchers!

Daniel Krasinski

This plant is awesome and arrived in great shape!

Thomas Cao
Arrived looking gorgeous

Pictured is the small (2.5") plant I received about an hour after unboxing and repotting. I've never seen a pitcher look this good after shipping, and it's such a tantalizing preview of what's to come. It's like an adorable N. hamata with a striped peristome!

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