Ease to Grow: Moderate
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.
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.