Nepenthes densiflora


Nepenthes densiflora

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: No.
Native Range: Sumatra Highlands.
Zones: 11-12 (9-14).

Nepenthes densiflora, is a medium size, carnivorous tropical pitcher plant with maroon pitchers covered in purple speckles. The upper traps have a narrowing waist, and bulbous bottom. The opening is large, oval and upward pointing. The hoods are large and oval. Lower pitchers are colored similiar to the upper pitchers, but with very pointed, toothy wings. In its habitat it grows as a scrambling vine over shrubs and trees in full sun, in water logged soils. In cultivation it prefers very damp soil and dappled indirect light. It can be a slow grower.  It is an excellent terrarium plant, and good for beginners.

Height: 18+".
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical.
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix.
Light: Dappled indirect light indoors, full to parltial sun outdoors.
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom, window sill, terrarium, or greenhouse.

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