Nepenthes palawanensis

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Ease to Grow: Moderate
Dormancy: No
Native Range: Highlands of Palawan Island, Philippines
Zones: 11-12 (9-14)

Nepenthes palawanensis, is a giant species, one of the largest of all Nepenthes and has been documented to consume rodents. It has a very wide opening. Pitchers are typically red streaks on a line green background, though some show fairly even red coloration. It is a vigorous grower. It is quite good at catching large insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets.  It does well in a window and is a great house plant, that can be grown outdoors in the warm weather with a minimal transition period. It is a good as a houseplant or in the greenhouse.

Unless size specifies "Potted", plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.  The high price is based on its rarity and demand in cultivation. Plants are young and small with juvenile traps.

Height: 18+"
Plant Type: Perennial, Tropical, Intermediate
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

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Caleb Feiring
Amazing amazing AMAZING

Plant arrived healthy with pitchers and not a single brown spot. Clearly grown with a green hand. The ongoing advice from Carnivorous Plant Nursery is a huge added bonus. Thank you!

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