Nepenthes rajah

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Ease to Grow: Moderate
Dormancy: No
Native Range: Highlands of Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo
Zones: 11-12 (9-14)

Nepenthes rajah is likely to be the most famous and largest of all Nepenthes, reaching a size of over 4 ft (1.2m), and alleged to eat monkeys and rats. It's toilet bowl shape is perfect to catch excrement of shrews feeding on the sugary drops of the upper pitchers. Slow growers when young, but take off when size is about 4" (10cm).It grows best in bright light and high humidity.

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 with juvenile traps.

Height: 18+"
Plant Type: Perennial, 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Carey Martin
Healthy nepenthes rajah!

Received a very healthy nepenthes rajah having several small pitchers. Although very small I'm thrilled to add this to my nepenthes collection and confident it will increase in size and thrive. Was packaged very well and delivered promptly.

John M
Small but ready to go

This is my second nepenthes I’ve ordered. The other I’ve had for a couple months and I’ve been a bit worried about. It is growing, but has some dead leaves and still no pitcher. This little guy, on the other hand arrived just as small as the first, about 1.5” across, but had a robust green and red color and healthy fat leaves. Multiple little pitchers decorated the ends of each. I have only had it two weeks now, but it remains healthy and is slowly growing.

David Moore
Nepenthes rajah has arrived!

While I was awaiting the recent delivery of a "baby" Nepenthes rajah I read the information on Carnivorous Plant Nursery web page. The information was greatly appreciated, even though in the past while teaching Botany I had several species of Nepenthes in the green house collection. I still have a large specimen of N. khasiana in my kitchen at home. When I saw the N. rajah being offered I couldn't resist. It arrived very carefully packaged, in great health, and even had four small pitchers already! In the ensuing two weeks those small pitchers have grown a third larger and a new leaf has begun to grow with a tiny pitcher already present!!!
I also ordered two packages of Nepenthes potting mix. As the new arrival grows I will now to repot in an appropriate medium. Thanks to seeing the potting mix I have a much better concept of how to make it here since my much larger and older Nepenthes has been awaiting a new pot.
I am most appreciative of being able to obtain this new plant! THANKS!

Mimi Stephenson

excellent condition. Good packing. would have wanted more warning on the box about overheating. That does not always mean the post person reads it.

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