Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Borneo Lowlands.
Zones: 12-13 (10-15).
Nepenthes truncata, is a medium sized, carnivorous tropical pitcher plant with large, waxy, unusual traps. The outside is smooth and green, but the inside is often speckled red. Traps in this clone have thick, orangish peristomes (collars), and wide, prominent wings. They can get up to 14+" in length. It is heat tolerant and does well in a window. It is quite good at catching large insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets. N. truncata grows naturally in the shade of relatively dense, damp, woody vegetation. In cultivation is does well in moderately bright indirect light. Reduce watering in winter. It is a great house plant, that can be grown outdoors in the warm weather. It does well as a house plant, but is excellent in the terrarium, and suitable for beginners.
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical.
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix.
Light: Medium Bright indirect indoors, filtered to partial sun outdoors.
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom or does well in a terrarium or shaded greenhouse.