Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Highlands of Sumatra.
Zones: 11-12 (9-14).
Nepenthes singalana, is a medium size, fast growing carnivorous tropical pitcher plant with large, 6+" dark red pitchers that are heavily speckled in red. Traps are slender and cylindrical with oval hoods, and wickedly toothy, red peristomes, and a wide mouth. Lower pitchers have prominent wings. Upper pitchers are somewhat smaller. It grows in the open or shade, among shrubs and trees. It does well in a window. It is quite good at catching large insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets. It can be grown outdoors in the warm weather with a minimal transition period. It is a great in a terrarium, and as a houseplant or in the greenhouse.
Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical.
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.