Nepenthes alba Seeds


Nepenthes alba Seeds

Ease to Grow: Moderate.
Dormancy: No.
Native Range: Malaysia Peninsular Highlands.
Zones: 11-12 (9-14).

Nepenthes alba, is a medium size, carnivorous tropical pitcher plant named after its striking white upper pitchers. They are long, up to 10+" with wide traps, a narrow waist, and a somewhat funnel shaped bottom.  The color changes from speckled red below to orange, a touch of pink, and white at the top.  The opening is oval and wide. The hoods are large and round. Lower pitchers are somewhat smaller, but colored purplish brown with red speckling. They have a bulbous bottom and nice wings. In its native range of Mt. Tahan, it is quite wide spread, growing as a scrambling vine over shrubs and trees in full sun, in water logged soils. In cultivation it prefers very damp soil and bright indirect light.  It is an excellent terrarium plant.

Seed count is approximate, but reliable. Growing carnivorous plants from seeds is best suited for the experienced and patient grower. See our webpage on Growing CPs from Seeds.
Note: Recently, one of our local carnivorous plant society’s members died and left behind a carnivorous plant collection including these seeds. I volunteered to help his widow take care of this collection and move the materials on to benefit the educational and conservation efforts of our local CP society.

Height: 18+".
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, window sill, terrarium, or greenhouse.

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